So, you wanna start an Internet of Things project

So…you have an idea about an IoT project or maybe you don’t have yet… What is Internet of things you may ask? KakiDIY like to put things into 3s (Recycle, Reduce, Reuse… for example) IoT is summarised to things, gadgets and equipments connected anytime, anywhere and anything. Meaning, via the usage of Internet, anything that is able to tap on it can communicate with each other. Making real time automation work.

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How to jumpstart a car

Jump Start A Car

Jump starting a car with weak batteries are quite straightforward.

NOTE : Try to use Donor cars which are a larger engine capacity to make the jump start easier.¬†Actually, displacement/engine capacity is not important. Just a rule of thumb for the size of the alternator… For example, in this article, the donor car is a classic Mini Cooper with upgraded 65W Alternator, enough to jump start almost any street cars.
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DIY Tinting of 3rd Brake Lights

Tinting 3rd Brake Lights

Some cars came with just plain, translucent 3rd brake lights. There are many creative colours out there where you can tint them into. Some people like them smoked with dark tints, some are more creative with colours. Whatever it is, just make sure that the 3rd brake lights are visible and still maintain it RED to serve it’s purpose.

Here’s the visual guide on how to make your own tinted 3rd brake lights. Continue reading “Tinting 3rd Brake Lights” »

Arduino Board KakiDIY

Arduino: An Intro

Arduino projects and DIY kits are another interesting topic KakiDIY is looking into, you might heard about these and also wonder how to start up your own Arduino project. KakiDIY with it’s resident Arduino Guru will be here to help you! So… what is Arduino?

Arduino is a tool for making computers that can sense and control more of the physical world than your desktop computer. It’s an open-source physical computing platform based on a simple microcontroller board, and a development environment for writing software for the board.

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KakiDIY Concept Door Lock Unlock Beeps

Door Lock Beeps

Most cars (Japanese Cars) these days somehow don’t come with any audible beeps when you lock or unlock the car via remote. Some manufacturer even reverted to use the car’s horn as an audible signal to indicate door locks/alarm activation which is kinda annoying.

My first draft was sketched on my SmartPhone.. but it was just a sketch so I redo it in PowerPoint… (the next available tool I had on my new notebook) Continue reading “Door Lock Beeps” »