Drive Electric. It's quieter. It's smoother. It's less stinky. It's just better.

Aug 17, 2016 13:11:48 Y U BUY GAS?
By: Eric

I wanted to make a T-shirt I could wear that was EV related. I spent an hour or so in Pixelmator and uploaded the result to Amazon Merch. Pretty slick! On Amazon Now!

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Feb 24, 2016 15:07:26 Nissan LEAF "CARWINGS" API vulnerabilities
By: Eric
As a happy Nissan LEAF owner, this sucks.

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Jan 07, 2016 13:45:27 Remote Camera on Timer
By: Eric
I'm currently working on an app, to be installed on a spare iOS device, that one can set up to take pictures with either motion detection or at a timed interval (or both!) The idea is you can fire this up in a remote location to monitor whatever. In my case a storage unit. It uploads pictures to the cloud as it takes them.

Not sure if I will release the app, however. I don't see a big user base for it.

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Jul 31, 2015 17:42:29 Apple Watch watchOS 2 Face Backgrounds
By: Eric

Apple watchOS 2 is coming with support for custom watch face backgrounds. Create your own or find one at Apple Watch Face Backgrounds.

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Feb 05, 2015 22:19:17 Simple iPhone Dash Cam
By: Eric
Simple iPhone Dash CamFrom my forthcoming book, 101 Uses For Your Old iPhone, I present a simple dash cam solution.

STEP 1: Install a dash cam app on your iPhone. I use one called Car Camera DVR which allows you to control the size of the video output and also does loop recording. I can set it to record video chunks of 30 minutes and if I capture anything interesting, save off that chunk.

STEP 2: Acquire a non-slip dash mat for smartphones. These mats firmly stick to your dash and have divots that your iPhone will fit into.

You will want to mount the dash mat on your dashboard such that the iPhone camera will have a good view of the road ahead. Usually this means mounting closer to the window than not. This is why it's important to use an old iPhone -- you don't want calls and texts and other riff-raff to interrupt your dash cam video. You shouldn't have any reason to access your dash cam iPhone during your drive.

STEP 3: Fire up the DVR app and go for a drive. Capture airplane crashes and meteors and upload them to YouTube.

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Feb 03, 2015 16:46:55 Kickstarter LEGO Brick Drone Quadcopter
By: Eric

Some video taken from a quadcopter built with LEGOs. The special parts needed to make all this work - 3D printed motor mounts and a 3D printed camera mount - come from I sourced my own LEGO bricks to build the frame, following plans from BrickDrones. It is fun to build and fun to fly!

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