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WKS623: OpenXC Weekend
Class Number 868-32917

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, December 13, and runs all day Saturday, December 14, 2013.

Friday, December 13 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Strolling dinner and keynote address, "OpenXC: An Open Source Platform for Your Vehicle"

Saturday, December 14 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. Also, having an Android phone or tablet is the best way to interface with the OpenXC platform.

Before the workshop, please download and install the Android SDK here:

You may also wish to go over some of our workshop materials here:

OpenXC platform information:

To view Android host devices:

Registration is open the the general public, 16 years and older. Membership to TechShop is not required to attend this workshop.

Please note: This workshop utilizes TechShop’s equipment but all shop rules still apply – unless you have already passed the required safety course(s), you will not be operating the machine, your instructor will. This is not a Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class – you may NOT use TechShop's equipment without passing the associated Safety and Basic Use class.

******This event is two days, but please register on the Friday section!******

TechShop Location: TechShop Detroit-Allen Park
Room / Area: Hub
Instructor: Dave Evans
Class Date: Friday, Apr 26, 2013
Start Time: 6:00 PM
Class Length: 3 Hours
Price: $35.00
Lab Fee: None
Age Range: All (Contact the store to register students under 13.)
Min. Students: 1
Max Students: 50
Current Students: 38
Seats Left: 12
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