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  • Nexus 9 in wall tablet - finished project

    Just wrapped up mounting my Nexus on the wall for HSTouch. Pretty stoked at how it turned out. Thought I'd post here to hopefully give some folks some inspiration on their own projects.


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    Looks nice! Is it made from No. 2 pine? What's the stain you used? How do you turn it on?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by S-F View Post
      Looks nice! Is it made from No. 2 pine? What's the stain you used? How do you turn it on?

      We need more details!
      Funny enough, the back piece of the frame was already constructed, I just simply purchased it from Hobby Lobby. Then, I purchased some scrap barnwood from there as well, mitered the corners, and glued it all together. Nothing is stained at all, its very rough and meant to look distressed.

      If I need to turn on the screen of the nexus manually, I can simply double tap the screen and it turns on (this is built into Android). But, its rare that I need to because I'm using an app called "Motion Detector" that turns on the screen when it detects motion.

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      • #4
        How are you powering the unit? USB adapter?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by jerems View Post
          How are you powering the unit? USB adapter?

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          Sorry for the delayed reply, been very busy with work! I'm using a 90 degree micro usb plug I got off of Amazon and it just runs thru a tiny hole on the drywall. The other side of this wall is an unfinished mechanical room. It just simply plugs into an outlet there.
          For my next one I'm planning to do on the main floor, I'm going to run a sunken outlet with a retrofit single gang box and use a USB plug behind it

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          • #6
            Originally posted by jon102034050 View Post
            Sorry for the delayed reply, been very busy with work! I'm using a 90 degree micro usb plug I got off of Amazon and it just runs thru a tiny hole on the drywall. The other side of this wall is an unfinished mechanical room. It just simply plugs into an outlet there.
            For my next one I'm planning to do on the main floor, I'm going to run a sunken outlet with a retrofit single gang box and use a USB plug behind it

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            Very cool, thanks!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by jerems View Post
              Very cool, thanks!

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              Right on, np! Are you planning a similar project? Have anything in the works yet?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by jon102034050 View Post
                Right on, np! Are you planning a similar project? Have anything in the works yet?

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                My wife and I are building a new house so I'm trying to research various ideas so I can pre-release the house accordingly!
                Quite daunting when you think of all the possibilities you can wire for but I like the idea of using a couple tablets as user interfaces but the mounting solutions are slim unless you go iPad... Which I won't.

                Main thing is making the whole solution wife friendly...haha... Happy wife happy life.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by jerems View Post
                  My wife and I are building a new house so I'm trying to research various ideas so I can pre-release the house accordingly!
                  Quite daunting when you think of all the possibilities you can wire for but I like the idea of using a couple tablets as user interfaces but the mounting solutions are slim unless you go iPad... Which I won't.

                  Main thing is making the whole solution wife friendly...haha... Happy wife happy life.

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                  Oh man, do I know that!! Good luck, let me know if you have any questions!

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by jerems View Post
                    How are you powering the unit? USB adapter?

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                    I personally would use something like this if you have a POE switch:

                    https://find-a-poe.com/product/PoE-f...n-PoE-Devices/

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by ajgyomber View Post
                      I personally would use something like this if you have a POE switch:

                      https://find-a-poe.com/product/PoE-f...n-PoE-Devices/
                      Don't think the nexus 9 is POE capable. Maybe this is outdated?

                      https://support.google.com/nexus/for...kNtWO88/?hl=en

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                      • #12
                        No, it just allows you to use POE to power the microUSB. The tablet itself just thinks it's plugged into the wall. Pretty cool little device.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by ajgyomber View Post
                          No, it just allows you to use POE to power the microUSB. The tablet itself just thinks it's plugged into the wall. Pretty cool little device.
                          Ah I see, so no Ethernet capability. Sort of a bummer, but still a great option for power over some distance!

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                          • #14
                            You've definitely inspired me to get this done as well. I've been wanting to mount one by my Ecobee in my living room and setting it up with Imperihome.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by ajgyomber View Post
                              You've definitely inspired me to get this done as well. I've been wanting to mount one by my Ecobee in my living room and setting it up with Imperihome.
                              sweet! Post up pics as you progress!

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