by administrator | 2014-03-14 16:04

We are super excited to see that Otmar (of Zilla Fame) and Deb over at Cafe Electric have had some great success hacking a Tesla S! They are in the middle of building a stretched Voltswagen Van using a salvaged/crashed Tesla S as the power train.

As you can imagine, reviving a salvaged/crashed Tesla (or any car for that matter) is a tall order. Making things extra challenging is the added complexity of this advanced electric car's computer system. Their car was not happy after an accident, and the numerous errors showing up on the HMI was proof. One of these errors was as a result of a missing motorized louver in the front of the car. To fix this, they used Macchina to spoof the signals that would have been coming from the louver motor in order to trick the ECU into thinking everything was OK.

Check out their project here

We are excited to announce the AutoBlock Amp just went through a major overhaul, and will start shipping in about a week.

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Open source projects are pretty boring without contributions and collaborations. As people work together and share their work, improving designs by iterating and evolving along the way, amazing things start to happen. To encourage all of this, we've started the Macchina Developer Program.

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Every now and then we get the chance to put our products to test. See if you can spot the EZ EV Disconnect below. The disconnect is our answer to adding a layer of safety to a potentially dangerous hobby. This danger is of course magnified when you decide to go racing making this precautionary tool essential to leaving the track with your whole team.

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We are happy to announce that version 1.0 of the Macchina is now shipping. Update

Open source projects are pretty boring without contributions and collaborations. As people work together and share their work, improving designs by iterating and evolving along the way, amazing things start to happen. To encourage all of this, we've started the Macchina Developer Program.

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Here we see a screenshot of a basic application we wrote for use with our AutoBlock AMP. We used Processing as the language and environment since it makes creating cross-platform applications a snap.

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