From now until the awesomeness that is Maker Faire Austin, I’ll be highlighting projects that you can find at Travis County Fairgrounds on 10/18-19. Tickets here; see you there!

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One of the projects I’m most excited about is the Eco-Modding Illuminati has been doing on a Hyundai Genesis:

The Illuminati Motor Works Team is an official Automotive X-Prize Contender. They are competing for the “1 Gallon of Gas, 100 Miles — $10 Million: The Race to Build the Supergreen Car.” At Maker Faire, they will be conducting daily eco-modding workshops as they focus on how to get better mileage and improve performance on the Hyundai Genesis.

Mr. Jalopy has interviewed Kevin Smith From Illuminati, and you can hear the audio here. Much respect to Kevin for doing this interview, even though he’s clearly exhausted from working on this project non-stop! Also check out the Illuminati blog for video updates. See you this weekend!