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Category: car hacks

Robotics | IoT

Exploring a Car’s CAN Bus Data

See how a car’s data logs can be accessed via a CAN bus connector and the sorts of things you can learn from it.

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13 Awesome Mechanics Shop Tips

A collection of extremely useful auto mechanics (and general) shop tips.
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Use Your Smartphone as Your Car Key with an NFC Lock

Adding an NFC unlocker to your car allows you to open your vehicle with your phone, or an NFC ring.
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7 Vans Converted into Tiny Homes on Wheels

If the stationary life is getting you down, here are 7 van conversions to help inspire you to get on the open road.
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Hack Your Car’s Dashboard to Display Reddit Shower Thoughts

display1Harin De Mel could have hacked his car to display something “useful”, but where’s the challenge in that? Shower thoughts, it is!

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Car Hacking 101: Tools of the Trade

The Car Hacker’s Handbook by Craig Smith is a great resource for hacking the software and embedded computer systems in cars.
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Exploring the Insides of a Power Wheels Lamborghini

Fictiv takes us through their tear down of a Lamborghini power wheels — which they’ll be revamping to compete in the Power Racing Series.
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Maker’s Dashboard

A. LED Matrix Tachometer Materials: Arduino + OBD-II TTL adapter + LED matrix Cost: $100 Monitor your engine’s RPM and improve your manual shifting precision with a breakout LED tachometer. B. Car Diagnostic Display Materials: Raspberry Pi + TFT shie…

Retrofit Your Old Car with a DIY Wireless Phone Charger

Have you ever loved an old car but wanted it to have some of today’s practical features? Reddit user WorldwideBrandt has. He loves his 1999 Subaru Forester and he loves upgrading it. This project is a modification of the space directly in front of th…