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
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 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
My previous post was about adding an extra switch on the indicator panel. Another option will be adding a switch to the cluster switch panel, located on the left side of the dash. Continue reading
While working on a new project, I needed an additional switch to control my device. The MX-5 2016 ST has a place holder for the switch, which in the RF model is used to control the roof closing/opening. I decided to use this place holder to add my own switch. On the Miata forum there was some discussion about the possibility of adding new switches, but no real implementation yet. Continue reading