I recently purchased a 2013 model year boat and in style of Mavromatic, I wanted to “hack/mod” the onboard electronics ASAP. The previous owner had installed a Lowrance HDS 7 Gen 3 GPS/Chartplotter and added a NMEA 2000 backbone to use a Lowrance EP-60R fuel flow sensor (that I later found was clogged, a simple back-flush blow of compressed air fixed it).
I’ve have my 2016 MacBook Pro w/Touch Bar, the fully loaded 2TB one, for about a month now. I’m loving it! My old MacBook was an early 2011 so everything has been a big leap forward for me including the battery life and overall performance. Love that size, weight and the space grey color. That said, I’ve had to purchase a bunch of USB-C accessories so I can interface with my electronics development kits and other accessories.
Keeping with tradition, I compiled the greatest technology gift ideas so you don’t have too. It’s not Oprah’s “My favorite things” but definitely in the top 10 😉. Available now at the following ABC Local Stations Websites: KABC (Los Angeles), KGO (San Francisco), KTRK (Houston), KFSN (Fresno), WABC (New York), WLS (Chicago), WPVI (Philadelphia) and WTVD (Raleigh Durham) — Enjoy!
I was walking around downtown Seattle during my lunch and walked by a furniture store when these light bulb sculptures caught my eye. After researching them online. I found out they are used/old “industrial factory bulbs”. When mounted on a piece of wood, they look really cool.
Please support the artists that originally thought of and made them, but if you want to do a variation of your own — this is an easy project to learn woodworking and creating a piece of art.
This little personal transporter connects to a mobile app via Bluetooth and allows remote control operation, anti-theft alarm, speed control, customizable lights, vehicle diagnostics, and firmware updates! It’s also UL Certified so it meets the fire and electrical safety set by world-renown global safety science company Underwriters Laboratories. It can also carry up to 220 lbs and it’s dual motor engine delivers 1600 watts of power to safely reach top speeds of 10 MPH and distances of 14 miles on a full charge.
The best part, as announced at CES by Intel — it can be turned into an autonomous Robot!
My least favorite part about washing/detailing my car is cleaning the brake dust off the wheels. Mostly because the cleaners I’ve used in the past either seemed to emit extremely toxic fumes or left behind fine dust that required additional scrubbing. That’s why I like the Sonax Full Effect Wheel Cleaner. First, this stuff is “Made in Germany” so it must be great, right? Second, it turns red when it’s working — visual indication! Third, it just works — no fuss, no muss! Spray onto dry, cool wheels, wait a minute or two, then rinse off.
I take my car to our local self-service Brown Bear Car Wash and use the pressure washer setting to rinse the spray off. Using this process I don’t have to do any additional scrubbing — it works like magic! I then use a microfiber cloth to dry/clean the rim to a factory new finish.
If you guys adopt my method of wheel cleaning, you’ll be able to spend more time cleaning the rest of your car than spending wasted time on your rims.