Build Your Own Car PC

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McGraw Hill Professional, Apr 14, 2006 - Technology & Engineering - 212 pages
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  • One of the first in-depth resources for the booming car PC market
  • Appeals to the huge combined audience of home electronics hobbyists and auto enthusiasts
  • Car PCs are capable of controlling lights, regulating heat and air conditioning, running audio and video systems, navigating, ensuring security, and more
  • Includes parts and required tools lists, troubleshooting tips, and a list of manufacturers where readers can purchase the parts best suited for their customized systems
  • Companion website offers free software and demo versions of products to use with the car PC

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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 choosing a front end
Chapter 5 Connecting your Car PC to the Real World
Chapter 6 Onboard diagnostics
Chapter 7 Incar speech recognition
Chapter 8 Killer software applications for your Car PC
Chapter 9 Getting more out of your Car PC
Chapter 10 InCar GPS

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About the author (2006)

Gavin Harper is a member of a number of car clubs and online automobile hobbyist/enthusiast groups. He writes regularly for, 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 car computers and other automotive projects for years. He lives in Essex, United Kingdom.

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