Do you love cars and miss the days when you could easily tinker with them on the weekends?
Are you a software or hardware hacker who wants to interface more easily with your vehicle?
If so, read on ...
Ford’s OpenXC platform is the first open source automotive platform that allows you to develop apps for your automobile. More precisely, OpenXC connects to your car through the OBD-II data port, and with a system of open source hardware and software, it draws and descrambles rich sensor data from your car’s digital core. For the very first time, you can pull data out of the awesome array of sensors and computers built into your vehicle!
Think of the huge amount of data ready to be harnessed from your automobile’s sensors: super-precise rate of speed, steering wheel angle, accelerator pedal position, engine torque...the list goes on. With OpenXC, you can listen to the information coming off the cars main computer and develop hardware modules and software apps to interface with your vehicle. OpenXC is a powerful new way to speak your car’s language.
The OpenXC program starts the evening of Friday, August 2, and runs all day Saturday, August 3, 2013.
Friday, August 2 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm: Strolling dinner and keynote address, "OpenXC: An Open Source Platform for Your Vehicle"
Saturday, August 3 10:00 am - 4:00 pm: OpenXC Developer workshop. Lunch provided.
$35 fee includes workshop, catered lunch and snacks. Bring your own fully charged laptop and charging cord.
Note: Before the workshop, please download and install the Android SDK here: https://developer.android.com/sdk/index.html You may also wish to go over some of our workshop materials here:http://openxcplatform.com/workshop.html
OpenXC platform information: http://openxcplatform.com/.
To view Android host devices: http://openxcplatform.com/android/index.html
Registration is open the the general public, 16 years and older. Membership to TechShop is not required to attend this workshop.
Sign up here!