posts in topic: hardware

how-to root the ASUS MeMO Pad 7 (ME70C / ME70 / K01A / ME7000C) (step-by-step instructions)

how-to root the ASUS MeMO Pad 7 (ME70C / ME70 / K01A / ME7000C) (step-by-step instructions)

there’s a plethora of cheap (~$50) refurbished ASUS MeMO Pad 7’s commonly available on sites like eBay, Woot, and DailySteals. however, i found a lot of out-of-date instructions for rooting and conflicting info due to different versions of the MeMO Pads. … continue reading  ⇨

quickie: how-to fix a cracked Henge Docks vertical 1st gen stand for Macbook Pro

quickie: how-to fix a cracked Henge Docks vertical 1st gen stand for Macbook Pro

i really dig my Henge Docks vertical docking stand so i was bummed when the connectors stopped lining up consistently. on quick inspection i noticed that the thin plastic between each connector had split in 3 locations … continue reading  ⇨

wiring the Mobilinkd TNC & automatic on/off (Jeep tablet based APRS part 2)

wiring the Mobilinkd TNC & automatic on/off (Jeep tablet based APRS part 2)

in the last post about APRS i explained why i was interested, where the Mobilinkd bluetooth TNC fit in, and how to get the basic radio/TNC/tablet setup working.

as promised, i’m following up now that i’ve gotten everything in its final configuration for backcountry use. this post will cover installing the Mobilinkd in a vehicle … continue reading  ⇨

APRS via Kenwood TM-V71A, Mobilinkd bluetooth TNC & Android tablet with APRSdroid

APRS via Kenwood TM-V71A, Mobilinkd bluetooth TNC & Android tablet with APRSdroid

i’ve been running an Android tablet in my Jeep for navigation and entertainment now for a while. it’s removable but always goes with me as it’s even replaced my stereo. i had been curious how i could integrate the tablet and ham radio but not made it a priority.

recently a couple of things spurred me on. first, i ran across the Mobilinkd bluetooth TNC project and it looked like it might be exactly the hardware i needed for an affordable price … continue reading  ⇨

pimp my Jeep: integrated rear-screen projector for movies at camp

pimp my Jeep: integrated rear-screen projector for movies at camp

with a working Android tablet based carputer now in place (mp3car worklog here…), i turned to a completely superfluous project – a fully integrated rear-screen projection system for watching movies around camp. why? well why not! i do these type of projects simply because i enjoy fabricating and hacking on things. i do expect to use the system …

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