Damien Maguire is creating Open Source Electric Vehicle Projects
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patrons

$1,578
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Hi! My name is Damien Maguire. I am an electronics engineer based in the southeast of Ireland. For over 8 years now I have been combining my love of cars with my commitment to sustainable technology by converting BMWs into electric vehicles and making videos on all aspects of the process. Thanks to some amazing connections, in the summer of 2017 I acquired a large Tesla drive unit. This began an odyssey of reverse engineering and design of open source control boards for Large and small Tesla Model S drive units and the 10kw Gen 2 battery charger. These designs went through many revisions and thanks to the support of people both here on Patreon and elsewhere, I succeeded in this mission.

These designs represent the ONLY open source and completely free way to run Tesla components in an EV conversion. Programmable configurable and scalable for your application. Recently I even tested the large drive unit on a race track but the less said about my driving skills the better!

So what now? Well, I've got the bug and want to keep hacking and open sourcing solutions to let you use OEM electric vehicle components in your projects. Sadly, that costs money and that's where your support is invaluable. I can't keep doing this without help so why not jump in, help out and get a sneak preview of my next mad project :)


Tiers
Basic support
$2 or more per month 8 patrons
Every little helps. For this you have my thanks and the knowledge you are helping me progress to the next design release.
Early Access
$5 or more per month 49 patrons
For this monthly donation you get early access to photos and videos of upcoming releases and ongoing work at least a full 5 days before the rest of the world. And my thanks of course:)
Beta Boards
$10 or more per month 5 patrons
I always order too many bare PCBs. Help me get rid of them by supporting me for $10 a month and receive a board in the mail.
Monthly Livestream
$25 or more per month 14 patrons
Support me with $25 or more and get access to my Monthly patron-only livestream.
Webshop Discount
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
Get a 10% discount on any of my boards or products from the webshop : http://www.evbmw.com/index.php/evbmw-webshop
Open Source Support
$75 or more per month 0 patrons
All my designs are open source so naturally some people build their own. Subscribe to this tier and I will help you with build and setup problems, programming issues etc
Design Files
$100 or more per month 3 patrons
Be the first to get a design before general release. You will receive a prototype bare board in the mail and design files via email.
Personal Support
$150 or more per month 5 patrons
Stuck on a project or want to make suggestions? Support me with $150 or more and get access to me via email / skype for Q&A sessions.
First offs
$250 or more per month 0 patrons
Get a built and tested board from the first batch, hot off the reflow oven!
Goals
$1,578 of $2,000 per month
Crack the Tesla Model S center display. The Model S center display (aka the MCU, big screen) is the heart of the car. Basically a powerful computer, it control the whole car. What  I want to do is modify it in a way to make it usable in custom vehicle builds without all the cloak and dagger of existing software hacks that get closed everytime the firmware is updated. Basically, I want to modchip this thing:)   
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Hi! My name is Damien Maguire. I am an electronics engineer based in the southeast of Ireland. For over 8 years now I have been combining my love of cars with my commitment to sustainable technology by converting BMWs into electric vehicles and making videos on all aspects of the process. Thanks to some amazing connections, in the summer of 2017 I acquired a large Tesla drive unit. This began an odyssey of reverse engineering and design of open source control boards for Large and small Tesla Model S drive units and the 10kw Gen 2 battery charger. These designs went through many revisions and thanks to the support of people both here on Patreon and elsewhere, I succeeded in this mission.

These designs represent the ONLY open source and completely free way to run Tesla components in an EV conversion. Programmable configurable and scalable for your application. Recently I even tested the large drive unit on a race track but the less said about my driving skills the better!

So what now? Well, I've got the bug and want to keep hacking and open sourcing solutions to let you use OEM electric vehicle components in your projects. Sadly, that costs money and that's where your support is invaluable. I can't keep doing this without help so why not jump in, help out and get a sneak preview of my next mad project :)


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Tiers
Basic support
$2 or more per month 8 patrons
Every little helps. For this you have my thanks and the knowledge you are helping me progress to the next design release.
Early Access
$5 or more per month 49 patrons
For this monthly donation you get early access to photos and videos of upcoming releases and ongoing work at least a full 5 days before the rest of the world. And my thanks of course:)
Beta Boards
$10 or more per month 5 patrons
I always order too many bare PCBs. Help me get rid of them by supporting me for $10 a month and receive a board in the mail.
Monthly Livestream
$25 or more per month 14 patrons
Support me with $25 or more and get access to my Monthly patron-only livestream.
Webshop Discount
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
Get a 10% discount on any of my boards or products from the webshop : http://www.evbmw.com/index.php/evbmw-webshop
Open Source Support
$75 or more per month 0 patrons
All my designs are open source so naturally some people build their own. Subscribe to this tier and I will help you with build and setup problems, programming issues etc
Design Files
$100 or more per month 3 patrons
Be the first to get a design before general release. You will receive a prototype bare board in the mail and design files via email.
Personal Support
$150 or more per month 5 patrons
Stuck on a project or want to make suggestions? Support me with $150 or more and get access to me via email / skype for Q&A sessions.
First offs
$250 or more per month 0 patrons
Get a built and tested board from the first batch, hot off the reflow oven!