This project was inspired by the work of Kenji Ganakuto on YouTube .
He has actually cut the light unit with an ultrasonic cutter, to install LEDs there, which is quite a complicated process.
I decided to design a simple bulb replacement instead. After taking a closer look at the light unit design, I found that I can fit there a 4″ long LED light to produce a similar effect. Continue reading
Recently, I got as a gift a Tire Pressure monitor made by NONDA
This monitor is available on Amazon .
For a car without a spare tire, I think such a device is very useful.
The monitor transmits data over Bluetooth to iPhone app, called ZUS. There is no interference with other Bluetooth communication. Continue reading
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
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
MX-5 has an indicator panel which is showing only the passenger air bag status and I find it a little bit annoying. While working with this unit to add extra button I found there is enough space to fit other types of displays. 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