Make your Nook Simple Touch double as a PlayStation emulator

[Credit: 'Sean' via Hack a Day]

I don't know about you, but I remember a time when running emulators on the desktop computer would make it come to a screeching halt. Today, there's Crash Bandicoot on a $99 device. Times certainly have changed.

As spotted on Hack A Day, a chap named Sean went ahead and turned his Nook Simple Touch e-reader into a state-of-the-art PlayStation One emulator.

Here's a brief run-down of how it works: After rooting his e-reader, Sean installed System 7 (aka Mac OS 7) with the help of Mini vMac for Android. He then followed this up by installing Free Playstation Emulator (FPSE) for Android and NoRefresh to, well, eliminate refreshing of the screen. So far, the hack appears to be working swimmingly with Crash CTR, Monster Rancher 2, and Spyro 2.

While the graphics are far from pixel-perfect, it's still a completely rad way to make that Nook Simple Touch justify its price tag, and a strong reminder that hardware has come a long way since 1995. Check out Sean's video and image gallery to see the emulator in action.

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