Geek My Ride: Build the Ultimate Tech Rod
Geek My Ride goes way beyond factory options and teaches readers how to install a custom car PC, with Wi-Fi, Internet access, and more. Dive into installing video gaming systems, video surveillance, LED message boards, and more. You'll even learn to how get your car's new MP3 player to sync with your home music collection wirelessly when you pull into the garage!
Foreword by Steve "Woz" Wozniak.
Table of Contents
Part I: Laying the Groundwork.
Chapter 1: Planning Your Projects.
Chapter 2: Saving Money.
Chapter 3: Giving Your Creation Life: Power Considerations.
Chapter 4: It’s So Hot in Here: Dealing with Heat.
Chapter 5:Working with Cables.
Chapter 6: Physics Man, Physics: Preparing Home Electronics for the Road.
Part II: The User Interface.
Chapter 7: Choosing a Display Device.
Chapter 8: Choosing an Input Device.
Part III: Foundation Projects.
Chapter 9: Building a Single-Source A/V System.
Chapter 10: Integrating a Game Console.
Chapter 11: Adding a General-Purpose PC.
Chapter 12: Installing a Media Center PC.
Chapter 13: Installing a Gaming PC.
Part IV: Advanced Projects.
Chapter 14: Adding Internet Access.
Chapter 15: Networking and Sharing an Internet Connection.
Chapter 16: Adding Television Access.
Chapter 17: Syncing Music Library with Your Existing Home Network.
Chapter 18: Syncing Portable Music Players.
Chapter 19: Videoconferencing.
Chapter 20: Being Big Brother: Adding Video Surveillance.
Chapter 21: Talking to Your Car’s Computer.
Chapter 22: LED Message Displays.
Chapter 23: Installing Wireless Headphones.
Appendix A: Legal Concerns.
Appendix B: Project Gallery.
Appendix C: Additional Resources.
Appendix D: Vehicle Interface Types.
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