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  1. Stop playing FaceBook and computer games. Help Haiti with no cash in 10 minutes

    by , 01-25-2010 at 02:37 PM
    This Saturday, Robert Wray from Mp3car went down to check out the Crisis Commons. The event was a mind blowing collaboration of over 1,000 technical volunteers on three continents. Crowd-sourced community-generated maps have become the official on the ground map resource in Haiti. In this video, Fortiusone's CTO Andrew Turner explains how you can start helping Haiti in 10 minutes with no cash, just some of your time. Links talked about in the video are ushahidi - Haiti SMS disaster relief collaboration, Crisis Commons ,and ImapHaiti.

    How you get started in less than 10 minutes: The event was also covered by internal media originations such as CNN, BBC, Washington Post, LA Times, Wired and O'Reilly Media.

    Updated 01-25-2010 at 04:23 PM by Jensen2000

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  2. Onstar GMLan & CAN bus GPS hacking

    by , 12-28-2009 at 03:52 PM
    A clever engineer over at radioetcetera has released code to convert Onstar / GMLan bus to plain NMEA data. There is a little bit of work left to be done, but it looks like most of the heavy lifting has been completed. Why would you want to do this?
    • GM has put a great external GPS antenna in your car. Why do you need to buy another one?
    • It is fun weekend project and a great exhibit of your geek talent
    • Using an external GPS should give you much better reception

    All someone needs to do is make a single wire CAN to RS-232 adapter and tweak the provided code to finish the project. The guys over at hack a day say Andy is having a baby and has to stop working on the project. Maybe some mp3car CAN gurus could pick this up? We might consider issuing an innovation grant if cash is an issue. Let the discussion begin!

    Updated 12-29-2009 at 09:45 AM by Fiberoptic

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  3. 1988 Rx-7 goes 100% Electric

    by , 12-17-2009 at 03:44 PM

    Forum member no_hazmats had previously been working to do an electric van conversion controlled by his car computer. Due to the lack of some available parts he has switched to an RX-7. He has started a new work log to show off some of his progress on the new 100% electric rx-7. Things are moving very fast. They hope to do test rides before new years. no_hazmats is an electrical geek with basic programing skills. For those of you who are advanced car computer users and programmers, he could use some of your help. Join the conversion conversation.

    Updated 12-17-2009 at 04:01 PM by Fiberoptic

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  4. SEMA 2009 - We would like to hear from you.

    by , 10-29-2009 at 01:51 AM
    Stephen Jensen and Robert Wray pack up and head west for Las Vegas and SEMA 2009. Check out our ghost themed video blog post in the spirit of Halloween.
    • Get in touch with us to meet up in Las Vegas
    • Get in touch with us to tell us to video or review something
    • Get in touch with us if you think your product is irresistible and needs some press coverage.
    • Press at mp3car dotty com

    Updated 10-29-2009 at 12:57 PM by Heather

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  5. mp3Car Forum Members in the NY Times - car computing is catching on.

    by , 10-22-2009 at 09:52 AM
    mp3Car forum members Greg Planthaber(profile), Tom Berry(profile), Will Meyer(profile)(blog), and Silvio Fiorito (profile) are highlighted by Peter Wayner in today's NY Times. The article is a follow up to Peter Wayner's visit to the mp3car AFKFest in Baltimore.

    For an in-depth tour of Greg's car computer set-up take a look at the video shot at the AFKFest.

    If you are new to car computing, watch some videos or read our faq on how to get started.
    Will Meyer's video from AFKfest is also here:

    Updated 10-22-2009 at 10:34 AM by Fiberoptic

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