Open Source Engine Management System Testing and Adjusting – Poole 19/11/2015

The BCS Dorset Branch, Bournemouth and Poole College and BCS Open Source Specialist Group are hosting a workshop which looks at Open Source and car diagnostics.

The event will be held on 19th November 2015 in Bournemouth and Poole College, North Road Campus, Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Centre, from 7:00pm (7:30pm start).

This event is free to attend for both BCS Members and non-members but booking is required. Places are limited; please book as soon as possible.


Mark ElkinsMark Elkins, a founding member and immediate past Chair of the Open Source SG (OSSG), will give a talk as an Open Source and car mechanics enthusiast by way of bringing these two topics together for car diagnostic (fault finding) purposes.

His talk will also include coverage of the situation regarding recently reported issues with VW diesels as well as performance data generally involving modern motor cars.

Some car diagnostic equipment will be available for inspection on the night, including some that connects a mobile phone or a laptop to a car’s diagnostic port using Open Source software plus some examples of proprietary equipment.

There will be plenty of opportunity for Questions and Answers so please feel free to bring some of your car related issues along for general discussion.

The event will start in Bournemouth and Pool College STEM Centre for the talk and then move into their nearby workshop for practical demonstrations to show the technology discussed on actual cars.

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