It is a can! It is a bus! It is a can bus! It is a bus with a CAN bus!

Have you ever wondered how all of the electronic components in your car work together and communicate? Have you ever been annoyed when they don’t? Join us at CARPE as we welcome the Pillar Loop team to talk with us about CAN (Controller Area Network) and how our vehicles utilize it to control everything from engine timing to the speedometer. You will also learn how you can set up CI for your vehicle components and tests that ensure everything is working as it should. You should always test drive a car before you buy it, so how much more important to test drive a car before you build it!

Whether you are a veteran at working with vehicle systems or know nothing about it, join us and learn.


CARPE is a group of people who love to play around with hardware. From automated chicken coops to robot safe cracking to thermal imaging, we love it all. Join us to tinker, learn, hang out and have a good time.

• What we’ll do – Play with hardware, learn about hardware, hang out with cool people who love hardware.

• What to bring – Anything you want related to hardware. Personal projects, questions, tools, etc.

• Important to know – This is NOT just a meetup for people who have years of experience working with hardware. This is a meeting for anyone and everyone who is interested. Do you have zero experience but are curious? Come and learn. Do you have a lifetime of experience? Come and share that with others. Young and old alike are welcome. Pizza and Beer for everyone!