This DIY hack links an iPhone to a car ignition system. While it’s a bit overkill for the job it also lets you start your car from afar like James Bond.
Will O’Brien, with the help of a hacked dock connector, an Arduino, and a homemade circuit board, managed to link up an iPhone to his car’s ignition system. To start he just fires off a text with the ignition code and the car starts up–perfect for warming up your icy car while you’re still stuck in a meeting.
Jason Fitzpatrick is warranty-voiding DIYer and all around geek. When he's not documenting mods and hacks he's doing his best to make sure a generation of college students graduate knowing they should put their pants on one leg at a time and go on to greatness, just like Bruce Dickinson. You can follow him on Google+ if you'd like.
- Published 01/4/12