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Thread: 2008 Chevrolet Corvette 7" Android Tablet Install

  1. #11
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    Great work! Love the sixaxis wheel controller. This is exactly what I want to do in my Cobalt. Any luck routing phone calls through the tablet?

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    Are those magnets that you affixed to the back of the tablet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SDB_FTW View Post
    Hey everyone, long time lurker, first time posting. Thanks in advance to this forum and its members for advice in many aspects of this install!

    I recently finished installing a Samsung Galaxy Tab2 7.0 in my corvette to replace my current pioneer stereo! I'm far from finished, but the initial install is done.

    For reference, my original install thread is HERE.

    Still to do:
    1) Install Parrot CK3000 bluetooth hands-free kit
    2) Build circuits to interface steering wheel controls with tablet

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    MOUNTING SYSTEM
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    First, I fab'd mounting brackets out of 1/8" flat steel rods from Home Depot. I bought a cracked console bezel (hence the tape) to use for test fitting. I also bought and murdered a metra double-din adapter from crutchfield.



















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    DISASSEMBLED DOC
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    I bought and disassembled a Samsung tablet doc so that I could have a very low profile interface connection. The vette left almost NO room to either side for connectivity, so this had to be thought out a fair bit.









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    CYANOGENMOD AND EXTERNAL MIC
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    I rooted and installed cyanogenmod10 on the tablet, and bought a right-angle 3-signal headphone jack interface with the electronics and external microphone.



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    INSTALLATION
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    Here are some pictures of the actuall install into the corvette.









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    DEMO VIDEO
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    See it in action!



    Looks perfect. Could you explain the external mic more please

    Sent from my HTC One X using Tapatalk 2

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    Quote Originally Posted by YelloEye View Post
    Great work! Love the sixaxis wheel controller. This is exactly what I want to do in my Cobalt. Any luck routing phone calls through the tablet?
    Thanks! For call control via tablet, look at an app called "Tablet Talk". It connects to my phone over the phone's wifi hotspot and displays all call and text information. You can use the tablet to answer and make calls, and also send/receive texts. You can also use the tablet to toggle speaker and bluetooth headset (or in my case a hands free kit). Perfect for my setup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YelloEye View Post
    Are those magnets that you affixed to the back of the tablet?
    Yep, neodymium magnets that you can find easily at your local Home Depot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by krisperry View Post
    Looks perfect. Could you explain the external mic more please

    Sent from my HTC One X using Tapatalk 2
    The external mic is pretty basic. The internal tablet mic is covered up inside the dash, so in order to make voice commands, I installed an external mic since the tablet supports one. This way I can use "Google Now" to make voice commands for music listening, sports scores, GPS directions, etc. Let me know if this doesn't answer your question.

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    Looks great! Im thinking about going to tablet one day....

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    Thanks! And you should definitely go with a tablet. Fun, fun project.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SDB_FTW View Post
    The external mic is pretty basic. The internal tablet mic is covered up inside the dash, so in order to make voice commands, I installed an external mic since the tablet supports one. This way I can use "Google Now" to make voice commands for music listening, sports scores, GPS directions, etc. Let me know if this doesn't answer your question.
    Thanks. Do you have a link to buy

    Sent from my HTC One X using Tapatalk 2

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    Any reason you couldn't go with a gmlan module to convert the wheel buttons? I know they're spendy.

    If not stock, what amplifier are you running the signal to?

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