Welcome to OTSDIY.com, I built this site to get my ideas out into the world. I have built several different projects and have made plans for them. Most of the projects listed here were built as an inexpensive alterative to something I wanted. Here is how it works; look on the Products page and find a project you find interesting, there will be a description of the project and why I made it. In general I use "off the shelf" parts and assembles.
This is an On-Star® type system ... but it can be used on any vehicle and you don't call an operator. you just call your vehical to control any things in your vehical or boat of any make, model or year. You can control your vehical with any phone, cell phone or land line.
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The Vehicle Commander is a great example of something that I wanted but could not buy... On-Star® I own a Dodge Caravan and Dodge does not offer an On-Star® type system, plus my van is a 94" and no one offers an On-Star® type system for older vehicles. I did have a keyless entry system installed... but if you lock your keys in the car, the remote is on the key chain. So the remote is locked in as well. The Vehicle Commander does not rely on a remote of any kind... you just call your vehicle using any phone, cell phone or land line. Just like calling voice mail, or any other automated system, you enter a pin number, then you can command you vehicle to do what ever you want. Unlock the doors, honk the horn, shut off the lights, disable the vehicle if is stolen. Control anything in yourvehicle with you cell phone.
Vehicle Commander Un-lock your doors, Lock them , honk your horn or disable your car, truck or what ever from any phone You could call this On-Star Lite
Hot tub Cover lift Plans to build a lift to make it easer to get the job done. Build it for under $15.00
Safer Spud Cannon A cannon that does not use fire and expositions to launch stuff.