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Voting is now open and we need your support! For fifteen years Kaizen Speed, LLC has been elbow deep in the performance aftermarket and we've always been proud to develop innovative new products for specific makes and models. Now we've designed our first broad market product and we need your help to bring it to life! Help us make the years of hard work worth it. VOTE FOR US HERE Think of SEMA Launchpad as Shark Tank for the automotive aftermarket. SEMA created Launchpad to give a platform to new product developers under 40 to help bring innovative new products to market....

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Try to imagine life without incandescent lightbulbs. There was a time when kerosene was the only way to light your house! Then the incredible new invention came out back in 1879: the incandescent lightbulb! Nowadays there’s actually a good chance that most of the light in your house isn’t incandescent anymore. In all likelihood you probably have LED bulbs where the regular lightbulbs used to go. LED’s are the next generation in lighting because they use less energy, create less heat and can be much brighter. Heck they can even change colors! We switched to LED because it was so...

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The first seed of this idea sprouted in 2016. I needed a way to communicate the idea of interconnecting relays to our CAD designer/mechanical engineer. I’ve worked with engineers long enough to know that they’re going to design exactly what you explain to them and nothing more. So I cooked up a visual aid with some pink Playdough, a fuse, and a couple screws.  The concept was simple: build a relay that shared electrical connections internally so you could gang relays together quickly and cleanly without wire splicing.  (When I need to communicate a concept quickly, I use clay!)   Fast forward...

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First of all this Blog Post is for the enthusiast developers out there spending weeks and months reverse engineering a CAN bus system. I see this all the time: an enthusiast will ask some developer to come up with a specific use... 

At the end you finish the project and the customer is happy but it was way more than $100 worth of work and you chalk it up to being a hobby so it’s OK. 

Sound familiar? Two things you can do to start moving the needle toward making money with your CAN abilities. 

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.... so it dawned on me, make a relay that connects right up to the relay next to it and gets it’s power and ground from the first one and make it look like it was designed sometime after Magnum PI lost his mustache. Then every relay can be installed in half the time and...

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