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Car DIY – How to Make a Smartphone Car Mount!

Here’s a great way to make a car-mount for your smartphone such as an iPhone, Nexus One, or even a Palm Pre.  I think this is the best one I’ve seen so far that makes use of cheap PVC pipes and craft foam.  That’s all there is to it!

(I am making one of these soon for my new Nexus One, which btw does navigation flawless, I mean flawless really!)

Luckily for me, the original (super boxy) XB has an assortment of odd “spaces” in the dash.  These make a perfect place to attach a rock solid, quick and dirty $2 mount that’ll take less t

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GSM Hack – How to Make GSM Car Starter!

Here’s a guy who put together a cheap cellphone and GSM-enabled relay to make a GSM car starter, meaning he can start his car by calling a number.  The creater used GSM relay unit which says it cost him $199 but I think if you buy the GSM unit and relay separately, he could have saved even more money.  (I’ve done a similar project here, all you would have to do is add a relay to that and it would be a GSM relay unit btw.  That one you c

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Auto DIY – How to Turn Your Car into a Snow Car!

Remember I had a blog post about the Subaru Trax Si, perhaps the fastest Snow car in the world?  Well it turns out that the company Mattracks actually makes the rubber track-conversion system for 4×4 vehicles, meaning Ken Block’s car isn’t nothing more than a Subarbu with a track-conversion system. (Sorry Ken!)

With these rubber track-conversion systems from Mattracks (although they are going to take a big bite out of your wallet, th

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Driving Hack – How to Get More Mileage on Your Car by Driving More Efficiently!

Recently, I found out a “secret” on how to get more mileage from your car without any kind of gimicks or gadgets but by doing less, waaaay less.

I admit I am a city boy or city man if you want to call it that.  I used to drive very fast, tailgate everyone, cut off everything.  That’s just the environment I grew up in South Korea where yelling at your fellow drivers was just like eating breakfast.

Well, I have done that over 15 years of my life but sadly, my fast life has come to an end.

Of course, I did go from 15.4 miles per gallon to a whopping 19

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Mobile DIY – How to Boost Cellphone Signals in Your Car!

Today, I find a great spot near the SF Bay where the winds blog and I can enjoy the outdoors while working on my netbook inside my car.  Well, one of the problems I encountered was that the spot didn’t get great cellular signals for my Sprint broadband card.  It was one of those remote locations where I got 1xRT instead of EDVO Rev A signals.

There’s actually a lot of ways you can boost your voice/data cellular signals such as a mobile cellular repeaters b

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DIY Mini RC V12 Engine!

video://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mutb7KgA9NM

Wow, check out this mini RC V12 engine that runs like a real V12 engine, except 10 times smaller. (but still loud)

“12-cylinder-4-stroke V-engine with two camshafts below, mixed lubrication and air cooling. * 21 mm bore stroke 21 mm Displacement 87 cm ³ engine capacity to 7,25 cc per cyl

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Truck Goes backwards on the Highway 70MPH!

Well, at first I thought this was for real but then I realized the truck’s shadow shows that this truck is actually being towed so person in the video is STUPID.  (dumb…dumb…dumb narrator, she’s forgot to pass the truck…hello!  try going 85MPH please!)

enjoy~

via autoblog

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Jet Powered Big Rigs and Fire Trucks!

Jet Powered Truck! Can you believe it?

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