Macchina LLC develops hardware and technologies for the automotive industry. Founded by a group of friends with experience in consumer electronics who were making custom hardware for automitive projects, the friends realize that many people - ranging from hoppyists to labs and entrepreneurs - would be interested in the work they were doing. The company has developed a strong and engaged community of automitive enthusiasts, utilizing open source hardware principles and allowing everyone to be involved and benefit from their collaborative and iterative design approach. Technologies the group is focused on include vehicle cyber security, vehicle communication devices (VCD), vehicle controller area network (CAN), Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), and many others. In addition to research and deveopment, the company also sells their hardware and products as well as manuals and tutorials for educational purposes.