automotive

Hacker’s Haven of Tom Magliozzi

Hacker’s Haven of Tom Magliozzi

An appreciation for Tom Magliozzi, co-host of NPR’s Car Talk and co-founder of an early tool-sharing space, Hacker’s Haven

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Movers and Makers: Charles “Chuck” Stottlemyer

Movers and Makers: Charles “Chuck” Stottlemyer

Ford is working with MAKE to profile owners of the Transit Connect, a vehicle that offers creative types a small, modifiable vehicle to suit their passions and personal pursuits. In this series, we’ll be profiling Transit Connect owners and looking at how they’ve customized their rides. In this installment, we meet Charles “Chuck” Stottlemyer.

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MAKE at CES 2013: Ford Opens up to Developers and Hackers

MAKE at CES 2013: Ford Opens up to Developers and Hackers

When consumer electronics products are opened up to third party developers, it’s a certainly a good thing for makers. In the Ford booth, they’re demonstrating the Sync AppLink API and The Ford Developer Program. The AppLink API lets you create mobile apps for iOS or Android and have them interface with Ford’s Sync voice controlled […]

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Turn Old Netbooks Into Animated Car Taillights

Turn Old Netbooks Into Animated Car Taillights

Jason Torchinsky had this “admittedly goofy idea” about turning an old netbook into a highly customized taillight. He’s sketched up the basic plan, and is now daring one of you to go through with it!   He says that animated taillight units cost from $100 – $500, so why not go whole hog by “leveraging […]

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How To Turn Your Car’s Ashtray Into a Smartphone Dock

How To Turn Your Car’s Ashtray Into a Smartphone Dock

Your friend and mine, Jason Torchinsky has created another wonderful, simple car hack. This time, he shows you how to convert the ashtray in your car into an iPhone dock. The basic idea is really simple: let’s put an iPhone (or Android) dock inside the little drawer-like ashtray. Let’s get it hooked up to the […]

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Cows Made From Recycled Car Parts

Cows Made From Recycled Car Parts

Artist Miina Äkkijyrkkä created these bovine sculptures using body parts from junked cars. She’s made enough of them for a veritable automotive animal farm.

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The Nerdy Derby at World Maker Faire New York

The Nerdy Derby at World Maker Faire New York

[vimeo=http://vimeo.com/47628478 width=600 height=338] The Nerdy Derby is a Pinewood Derby-inspired no-rules* car building and racing competition brought to you by students from NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program. The first Nerdy Derby will take place on September 29th and 30th at World Maker Faire New York at the New York Hall of Science in Queens. Awards will […]

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