I found on eBay this Instrument Cluster from Mazda MX-5 2016 and decided to take a closer look at it, for potential integration with TFT display. Continue reading
Mazda MX-5 with AKE (Advanced-Keyless-Entry) provides convenience of locking / unlocking car without need to press any buttons on the key. You can keep the key hidden in your pocket.
The MX-5 trunk lid is bare metal, with a bunch of holes and exposed cables. I wanted to make it look nice, so I designed a panel without the use of sheet metal screws to attach it. Continue reading
I like the trunk mechanism on the Audi A3 2015 car. The trunk opens all the way up by remote. When you’re carrying groceries it is very convenient. I usually carry two bags for my work commute and the MX-5 trunk will only open an inch or so, causing me to have to put my bags down to open the lid all the way. After a closer look at the current mechanism, I thought it would be easy to add a couple of torsion springs, to help the trunk lid open-up all the way, by remote. Continue reading
I have a new design of illumination unit and the dimmer module. The new module utilizes 9 LEDs, to spread out the illumination. Now it is available with a white or red light. Continue reading
One year ago, I designed my first acrylic wind blocker. Thanks to great support from the Miata community, I was able to continuously work on improvements. I made several options and a few modifications of mounting clips. The main challenge was to design a product that could work in many different cars. It turned out that tolerances on major dimension between hoops are quite big, +/- 2mm. That meant that one wind blocker could have a very loose fit in one car and a super tight fit in another, leaving the only option of making custom mounting clips for each individual case. Continue reading