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Fake Car Alarm Circuit – 555 tutorial

Posted December 14, 2011 by Chris

“This page outlines how to make a simple theft detterant which may be just as effective. The idea is to have a flashing red led indicate that your car is protected. This device can protect your vehicle from potential thieves – it makes it look like your car has an armed alarm system installed, which causes thieves to pass by your car in search of an easier target.”

Remote Starter Extender Project

Posted August 18, 2011 by Chris

This article talks about a guy who got fed up with waiting for his car’s heater to kick in and wanted to get things working remotely. The setup uses a cell phone to remotely start his car using quite a few mods and the gsm auto module. All the details are there, along with a demo vid of the project in action.

Car PC Controller Using A PIC

Posted August 17, 2011 by Chris

For those of you who love to mod your car, check this one out. This guy (through a long forum post) shows his step-by-step construction of an interface to his car with a PIC microcontroller. In addition, there’s a lot of good information in between the forum pages on the honda civic’s inner electronics.

The R.I.O.T. Wheel

Posted March 15, 2011 by Chris

Self balancing two wheeled segways be damned…the riot wheel puts them all to shame. This entire website is dedicated to explaining what the R.I.O.T. wheel is and how it was built. If this looks like something crazy enough for you, then read further.

iPhone-Controlled R/C Car

Posted January 12, 2011 by Chris

Larmie takes away the need to keep resetting your alarm if you have busy daily schedules. Instead, an arduino resets the alarm for you after checking out your schedule on google calender. The project write-up has pics, a great description and the source code.

Build A Moonbeam Microcar

Posted January 3, 2011 by Chris

The Moonbeam microcar is a super tiny car that you can build for not more than $2500. It has an impressive range (100 mpg) to go along with that impressive price. Check the website for detailed building instructions and parts list.

Cordless Screwdriver R/C Car

Posted September 20, 2010 by Chris

Not sure what to make of this project, however it looks quite interesting. Using some left over cordless screwdrivers, the ‘i make projects’ guy builds a fully functional r/c car! Take a look at the website for the build process and parts list.

Controlling an RC Car from a PC

Posted September 12, 2010 by Chris

Hacking an r/c car remote control is actually not a terribly difficult thing to do. But the real reason I put this project up today is because it is strikingly similar to my own “autonomous drifter.” Take a look and delve into the world of r/c car hacking.

Eee PC Car-Charger

Posted January 10, 2009 by Chris

The Eee PC Car-Charger is a very simple yet versatile project. The basic circuit from this project can be used to facilitate making a charger for almost any device. The charger itself is very easy to make, take a look!

WFR Dead Reckoning

Posted November 5, 2008 by Chris

Dead reckoning is a strange term for predicting how you should steer based off of previous data, in this case, gps waypoints. The project write-up is very detailed from theory to application and the parts used are cheap and easy to get. Take a look!