50 Awesome Auto Projects for the Evil Genius

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Date

November 22, 2005

Format

Mixed media product, 206 pages

ISBN

0071458239 / 9780071458238

$

Your Price

29.00



Overview


Main description

The Evil Genius format is the perfect "vehicle" for 50 incredible automotive projects that are compatible with any car, no matter what make, model, or year. Focusing on low-cost, easily obtained components, the book lists the items needed to complete each project along with a troubleshooting and repair section.


Table of contents

ABOUT THE AUTHOR ACKNOWLEDGMENTS FOREWORD INTRODUCTION Chapter 1: Instrumentation Chapter 2: Comfort Features Chapter 3: Intelligent Functions Chapter 4: Security and Safety Chapter 5: A Computer in Your Car Chapter 6: Power Supplies Chapter 7: Display Technologies Chapter 8: Input Devices Chapter 9: In-Car Audio Chapter 10: Storage Devices Chapter 11: Speech Recognition Chapter 12: GPS Chapter 13: Onboard Diagnostics Chapter 14: Wireless Connections Chapter 15: Car PC Software APPENDIX A APPENDIX B APPENDIX C APPENDIX D


Author comments

Gavin Harper is an amateur hobbyist, member of a number of classic car clubs, and devoted British car enthusiast. His current "fleet" includes a 1983 Austin Mini and a 1979 MG Midget much to his family's displeasure. Gavin is currently studying with the Open University in the Honors program toward a bachelor of science technology and with University of East London toward a master of science in architecture with a focus on advanced environmental and energy studies. He holds qualifications in IT, engineering, and computer-aided design. Gavin is a Science and Engineering Ambassador for the SETNET group and is actively involved in promoting science, engineering, and technology in schools.


Back cover copy

TURBO CHARGED, SLIGHTLY WICKED FUN!

Imagine your classic car, truck, or hot rod with electric doors and windows, a built-in computer and GPS, voice control, automatic wipers and headlights, and electronic security -- just a few of the 50 exciting projects fully detailed in this easy-to-follow guide. The first car-focused volume in this popular series, 50 Awesome Auto Projects for the Evil Genius offers you hours of fun and learning-- and a super souped-up ride.

You don't need any knowledge of auto electronics to get started -- but when you're done, your friends will be begging for advice on updating their vehicles!

50 AWESOME AUTO PROJECTS FOR THE EVIL GENIUS--

  • Introduces you to automotive electronics step-by-step -- you don't need to be an auto or electronics whiz to get started, but you will be when you're finished
  • Provides enjoyable step-by-step directions for 50 tantalizing projects compatible with any car, no matter the make, model, or year
  • Gives you illustrated, step-by-step directions for theater-style light dimmers, a DVD player, electric mirrors, power supplies, and much, much more
  • Provides complete lists of tools and parts -- all easily obtained and inexpensive
  • Helps you select components, with recommendations on available technologies
  • Offers unique troubleshooting and repair guidance on each project that can prevent trouble before it starts
  • Suggests related activities for customization and going step beyond

CAR-ENHANCING PROJECTS THAT TEACH AUTO ELECTRONICS -- WHILE PROVIDING HOURS OF FUN!





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