Build Your Own Car PC

Paperback | April 18, 2006

byGavin Harper

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Everything you need to expertly install car PCs

This is a heavily-illustrated, step-by-step guide to installing and controlling a car PC -- using commonly-available, off-the-shelf components. Numerous how-to photos and product shots allow you to easily navigate each step even if you have little "do it yourself" experience.

  • Includes parts and required tool lists, troubleshooting tips, and a list of manufacturers where you can purchase the parts best suited for your customized system
  • Companion website offers free software and demo versions of products to use with your car PC

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Everything you need to expertly install car PCsThis is a heavily-illustrated, step-by-step guide to installing and controlling a car PC -- using commonly-available, off-the-shelf components. Numerous how-to photos and product shots allow you to easily navigate each step even if you have little "do it yourself" experience.Includes part...

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JUMP-START YOUR CAR'S IQ, VALUE, AND CAPABILITIESWITH THIS FUN, EASY-TO-FOLLOW GUIDEYou won't find an easier or less expensive way to bring the ultimate in computer and GPS technology to your car, truck, or SUV than this start-to-finish guide from expert customizer Gavin Harper. You don't need any electronics or auto experience to get ...

Gavin Harper is a member of a number of car clubs and online automobile hobbyist/enthusiast groups. He writes regularly for VIAarena.com, and started their Car PC Forum. Author of 50 Awesome Auto Projects for the Evil Genius (also from McGraw-Hill), as well as other forthcoming titles in the Evil Genius series, he has been building c...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:212 pages, 9.2 × 7.2 × 0.63 inPublished:April 18, 2006Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0071468269

ISBN - 13:9780071468268

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Table of Contents

Foreword

Preface

Acknowledgments

Chapter 1: Why would I want to build a Car PC?

Chapter 2: Buying your components

Chapter 3: Building Your Car PC base unit

Chapter 4: Installing the operating system, motherboard drivers and front end

Chapter 5: Connecting your Car PC to the "Real World"

Chapter 6: On-board diagnostics

Chapter 7: In-car speech recognition

Chapter 8: Killer software applications for your Car PC

Chapter 9: Getting more out of your Car PC

Chapter 10: In-Car GPS

Epilogue

Appendix A

Appendix B

Appendix C

Appendix D

Index

About the Author