Create an incredible 9.7" in-dash experience in your FRS/BRZ/86

NOTE: This revision of the Brianiac system for the FRS/BRZ/86 is currently under R&D only for vehicles that come equipped with automatic dual-zone climate control modules. We are still researching a way to provide a system for manual climate control vehicles.

Workshop 12 has partnered with to provide 3D printing services for Brainiac plastics. Shapeways provides great customer service and quality printed products at a very competitive price.

The FRS/BRZ/86 solution consists of three separate pieces of plastics which need to each be added to your shopping cart on These three pieces create a "sandwich" like configuration to securely bolt and snap into your dashboard.

FRS/BRZ/86 Upper Trim
3D printed in White Natural Versatile Plastic
$117.64 USD
FRS/BRZ/86 Lower Trim
3D printed in White Natural Versatile Plastic
$134.21 USD
FRS/BRZ/86 Galaxy S2 9.7" Holder
3D printed in White Natural Versatile Plastic
$89.21 USD

Shapeways Versatile Plastic is a durable nylon plastic that can be used for a wide range of applications, both for prototyping and for end products. Printed using Selective Laser Sintering (SLS), when thin, it’s flexible enough for hinges and springs and when thick, it’s strong enough for structural components.

What do I need to get started?

The Brainiac custom fit plastics for the FRS/BRZ/86 are designed to securely hold a Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7" tablet in your dashboard creating a sleek factory integrated look. The starting point is to acquire one of these tablets if you do not already have one, which can typically be found at a reasonable price.

Layer the OEM pieces of your dashboard together with the Brainiac plastics for an incredible fit!
Installing Brainiac

We've pulled together a video to show the step-by-step process of installing the Brainiac plastics into your FRS/BRZ/86 which is similar to performing an aftermarket stereo installation.

You can also find some generic aftermarket stereo information about the FRS/BRZ/86 on Crutchfield.

Climate Control

Gerald Just Projects has been working on creating a climate control replacement module which can then be controlled by Workshop 12’s Brainiac Android home screen software.

The integrated circuit will also provide an area for your OEM hazard/air bag connector to clip into. The climate control kit will include a new hazard switch which will snap into the Brainiac plastics.

This circuitry is still in an R&D phase and therefore we don't yet have pricing details that we can share. Updates will be provided as more details become available.

Software Experience

Workshop 12 aims to tackle the most important items such as easy screen navigtion and media control.

Tailor your system's experience the way you want through multiple settings and expand your vehicle's integration with Brainiac accessory support.

Brainiac Version 3 is now available!

Required Accessories

To complete the installation of your Brainiac kit you'll require a few accessories:

Wiring An Android Tablet

Check-out our video on how to wire a tablet into your vehicle.

We've also posted some content on how to configure your tablet's power settings to best suit an in-car installation.

A detailed blog post has also been supplied to give you a nice wiring diagram for reference.