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a complete guide to hacking your vehicle bus on the cheap & easy – part 2 (interpreting the data)

a complete guide to hacking your vehicle bus on the cheap & easy – part 2 (interpreting the data)

in part 1 of this series, i covered the basics for how to interface with a vehicle bus using an inexpensive USB or Bluetooth ELM327-based scan tool. in part 2 below, i’ll go over how to actually use that hardware interface to collect and analyze data with the intention of discovering how to interact with …

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a complete guide to hacking your vehicle bus on the cheap & easy – part 1 (hardware interface)

a complete guide to hacking your vehicle bus on the cheap & easy – part 1 (hardware interface)

modern vehicles have internal networks that provide access to nearly every major component and accessory – everything from the transmission to the cd-changer.

why hack it? because you can! maybe you want to install your own car-puter that will replace the radio and climate controls. or maybe you’d like to make your key fob roll up …

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modded Spektrum DX3R R/C radio

modded Spektrum DX3R R/C radio

this is a really old mod… i felt like writing something and all my current projects still have the hood up right now.

i blinged out this Spektrum DX3R with a custom wheel, skin, and backlight. it’s the original DX3r which has now been replaced with the DX3R Pro.

the above is a pretty accurate representation of …

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BeagleBoard-XM: Getting Started (cuz a Raspberry Pi would have been too trendy)

BeagleBoard-XM: Getting Started (cuz a Raspberry Pi would have been too trendy)

i grabbed a new BeagleBoard-XM Rev C from eBay and thought i would document the first steps towards getting a project running with it…

WTF is a BeagleBoard-XM?

the BeagleBoard, BeagleBoard-XM, and BeagleBone are a family of small (3.5″), inexpensive, singe-board computers based on the ARM Cortex-A8 CPU. unlike MCU’s such as the Arduino, PIC, NetDuino, these …

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installing Linux Mint 12/13 inside a virtual machine running on Windows 7/8 64-bit using the free VMware Player (and configuring VMware Tools)

installing Linux Mint 12/13 inside a virtual machine running on Windows 7/8 64-bit using the free VMware Player (and configuring VMware Tools)

i’ve been playing with several Linux distros lately, running them as virtual machines with Windows 7 64bit as my host OS. my first attempts at getting the latest Ubuntu (11.10 “Oneiric Ocelot”) and then Linux Mint 12 “Lisa” installed and fully working with VMware tools were a little chaotic. so i thought i would document …

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