Archive for the ‘Electronics’ Category

  • Sunday, May 29th, 2016

    Fusion 360, 3D Printing, Atom RX122 MicroFPV Battery Protection/Basket

    It’s been a while since I last uploaded a video to YouTube. In this video I give an update on my YouTube channel, a neat Fusion 360 tip (attaching canvas and using the calibrate feature), show an extremely basic process of designing something in Fusion 360, sending it to Simplify3D slicer then printing on the 3D Printer.  I will be posting more videos on YouTube so please subscribe to my channel as it definitely puts wind in my sails and influences the type of content I create.…

  • Friday, February 5th, 2016

    mavroOBD PART 2 – Arduino 328P ODB CanBus Hacking


    … continued from part I.

    It’s been a while since I last posted an update on the mavroOBD project.  After a few (3) board revisions, I’m happy to report that I’ve successfully miniaturized the Arduino UNO (ATMega328P based AVR) and SeeedStudio CANBus shield into a compact OBD module form factor.   Next, I will begin the coding portion and will post updates as that happens.  Feel free to post a comment if you are interested in helping out with this project.…

    Posted on Feb 5th | 8 comments
    Filed Under: Automobiles, DIY, Electronics, Hacks & Mods Read more
  • Thursday, December 24th, 2015

    mavroOBD – My OpenSource project designed to “hack” your vehicle


    Today I’m announcing my next project, mavroOBD.  It’s an open source Arduino compatible OBD/Can-Bus module.  The goal behind this is to provide an easy way for people to interact with their vehicles.   Not sure where this will lead but I’ve been wanting to get into the “car hacking” space for a while.  I’ve already sourced an OBD port module and designed two boards (power and mainboard).    This is an open source project and is available here on Github.

    The idea is to be able to enhance my vehicles capabilities — since they don’t provide us a way to do this via configuration screens in the vehicle — one thing that drives me crazy is in my vehicle, I have to press a button for my front parking sensors to be active (if I haven’t been in reverse first).  This is annoying when pulling into a space.   My first task will be to emulate the parking sensor button when traveling less than 10mph.

    The first step is to sniff the OBD port Can-Bus traffic to see if I have access to the system via the OBD port.  Depending on the manufacture some of the “internal”, non-diagnostic features are on a low or medium speed Can-Bus.   I’m still learning so if anyone has more knowledge and wants to share, please post a comment or join my efforts.  More to come… components will be here soon and I will be posting again when I get the boards populated and I can access the high-speed can bus network of my vehicle.…

    Posted on Dec 24th | 7 comments
    Filed Under: Automobiles, DIY, Electronics, Hacks & Mods Read more
  • Monday, December 7th, 2015

    Mavromatic’s ESPN & ABC Local Technology Gift Guide – 2015


    It’s that time of year where I compile the greatest technology gift ideas so you don’t have too.  It’s not Oprah’s “My favorite things” but a close second ;)   Available at ESPN as well as at KABC, KGO, KTRK, KFSNWABC, WLS, WPVI and WTVD — Enjoy!


    Posted on Dec 7th | no comments
    Filed Under: Cool Tools, Electronics, Fun & Games, Gift Guides Read more
  • Saturday, August 15th, 2015

    RotorX Atom RX122 122mm FPV Micro Quad

    RotorX Atom RX122 - Side View

    If you have been following my adventures in FPV quad building you’ll love this update.  I received my latest build from liftrc, the RotoX Atom RX122 FPV Micro Quad.  Let me tell you, this thing is small.  Really, small!  …

    Posted on Aug 15th | 1 comment
    Filed Under: Electronics, Fun & Games, R/C Models Read more
  • Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

    ESPN Technology Gift Guide – 2014


    Just in time for your holiday shopping, check out this years ESPN Holiday Guide.  Guides ranging from Sports Gifts to Gifts for Women, there will be something on the guide for everyone.   Your’s truly contributed to the technology guide so swing on by and get some gift ideas.  Think of the ESPN Gift Guide like an advent calendar as every couple days a new guide will be made available.…

    Posted on Dec 2nd | no comments
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  • Friday, November 21st, 2014

    Holiday Gift Guide – 2014



    It’s that time of year again!  My 2014 Holiday Gift Guide has been released and is available at KGO San Francisco (, KABC Los Angeles (, KFSN Fresno (, WABC New York (, WLS Chicago (, WPVI Philadelphia (, KTRK Houston ( and/or WTVD Raleigh-Durham ( ABC television station sites.

    Lots of great gift ideas ranging from rechargeable batteries to the ultimate espresso machine.  I’ve used and tested everything in this guide so you don’t have to!  Be sure to check my guide before you start shopping and let me know your thoughts.…

    Posted on Nov 21st | no comments
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  • Sunday, November 9th, 2014

    Review: Outdoor Weatherproof SunbriteTV 46″ Signature Series TV

    I’m working on the new Holiday Gift Guides and had a 46″ SunbriteTV LCD TV from their Signature Series line in for review. Thought I’d do a quick review for the readers of Mavromatic. It’s a pretty neat TV especially that you can permanently keep it installed outdoors as it’s completely weatherproof. Watch the video above and please subscribe to our youtube channel.

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