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Roll up your sleeves and get ready to totally tech-out your ride! Geek My Ride is the first do-it-yourself guide to installing a variety of awesome projects that will turn your ordinary vehicle into the ultimate tech rod! Car hacker Tyler Regas guides readers through 21 cool projects, complete with tools, skills and step-by-step instructions. Projects include:
  • Adding electrical outlets
  • Installing satellite radio
  • Building in-car DVD systems
  • Back seat video gaming systems: Xbox, PlayStation II and Game Cube
  • Integrated iPod MP3 player
  • In-car Bluetooth
  • Installing mobile Wi-Fi
  • Building an auto-tracking in-car satellite tv unit
  • Trunk mounted server computer
  • Mobile plasma theatre system, and more.

    Companion website features the required custom software downloads for selected projects, and additional resources.

Synopsis:

  • Car hacker Auri Rahimzadeh revs up readers while guiding them through 21 cool projects complete with step-by-step instructions for adding electrical outlets, installing satellite radio and mobile Wi-Fi, and building in-car DVD systems
  • Takes the automotive geek far beyond the factory options– readers will learn the " fine art" of fearlessly pulling out a dashboard, ripping up some carpet, and creating a crazy ride!
  • Hacks include adding backseat video gaming systems, building an auto-tracking in-car satellite TV unit, installing a trunk-mounted server computer, and even installing a mobile plasma theater system
  • Foreword by Steve " Woz" Wozniak, who shares tips from his own hacked Hummer
  • Synopsis:

    Not your father's idea of cool wheels

    Your definition of automotive high tech goes far beyond a backseat DVD player with a drop-down screen. How about a gaming PC? Internet access? Satellite TV? Maybe videoconferencing? Oh yeah—now that's more like it.

    Add those and half a dozen other geek toys to your ride with these step-by-step instructions, complete lists of tools and equipment, advice on handling power and temperature issues, even essential physics. So what are you waiting for?

    Install them all

    Everything you need to know to tech out your ride

    1. Single-source A/V system
    2. Game console
    3. General-purpose PC
    4. Multimedia PC
    5. Gaming PC
    6. Internet access
    7. In-car networking
    8. TV access
    9. Syncing your music
    10. Videoconferencing
    11. Video surveillance
    12. LED displays
    13. Wireless headphones
    14. Car computer interface

    Synopsis:

    Roll up your sleeves and get ready to totally tech-out your ride!  Geek My Ride is the first do-it-yourself guide to installing a variety of awesome projects that will turn your ordinary vehicle into the ultimate tech rod!  Car hacker Auri Rahimzadeh guides readers through 15 cool projects, complete with tools, skills and step-by-step instructions.

    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.

    About the Author

    Auri Rahimzadeh has been tinkering with computers ever since he was six years old and loves all technology. Auri collects computers and has been involved with many computer projects, including teaching computers alongside Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple Computer. Auri has written hundreds of articles on various computer technologies, has contributed to many standards including HDTV, DVD, and interactive television. Auri has also contributed to computer education for students across the country and has promoted technology awareness through the Indianapolis Computer Society, where he has served as president for three years. Currently, Auri runs his own IT consulting firm, The Auri Group (TAG), and spends his free time programming, chatting in Starbucks, and going to Pacers games.

    Table of Contents

    Foreword.

    Acknowledgments.

    Introduction.

    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.

    Index.

    Product Details

    ISBN:
    9780764578762
    Author:
    Rahimzadeh, Auri
    Publisher:
    John Wiley & Sons
    Author:
    Wozniak, Steve
    Subject:
    Automobiles
    Subject:
    Electronic equipment
    Subject:
    Automotive - Customizing
    Subject:
    Output Equipment
    Subject:
    Automobiles -- Electronic equipment.
    Subject:
    Hot rods
    Subject:
    Automotive - General
    Subject:
    Computer: Hardware/General
    Copyright:
    Edition Description:
    WebSite Associated w/Book
    Series:
    ExtremeTech
    Series Volume:
    23
    Publication Date:
    20050506
    Binding:
    TRADE PAPER
    Grade Level:
    General/trade
    Language:
    English
    Illustrations:
    Y
    Pages:
    455
    Dimensions:
    9.22x7.38x.99 in. 1.47 lbs.

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    "Synopsis" by ,
  • Car hacker Auri Rahimzadeh revs up readers while guiding them through 21 cool projects complete with step-by-step instructions for adding electrical outlets, installing satellite radio and mobile Wi-Fi, and building in-car DVD systems
  • Takes the automotive geek far beyond the factory options– readers will learn the " fine art" of fearlessly pulling out a dashboard, ripping up some carpet, and creating a crazy ride!
  • Hacks include adding backseat video gaming systems, building an auto-tracking in-car satellite TV unit, installing a trunk-mounted server computer, and even installing a mobile plasma theater system
  • Foreword by Steve " Woz" Wozniak, who shares tips from his own hacked Hummer
  • "Synopsis" by , Not your father's idea of cool wheels

    Your definition of automotive high tech goes far beyond a backseat DVD player with a drop-down screen. How about a gaming PC? Internet access? Satellite TV? Maybe videoconferencing? Oh yeah—now that's more like it.

    Add those and half a dozen other geek toys to your ride with these step-by-step instructions, complete lists of tools and equipment, advice on handling power and temperature issues, even essential physics. So what are you waiting for?

    Install them all

    Everything you need to know to tech out your ride

    1. Single-source A/V system
    2. Game console
    3. General-purpose PC
    4. Multimedia PC
    5. Gaming PC
    6. Internet access
    7. In-car networking
    8. TV access
    9. Syncing your music
    10. Videoconferencing
    11. Video surveillance
    12. LED displays
    13. Wireless headphones
    14. Car computer interface

    "Synopsis" by , Roll up your sleeves and get ready to totally tech-out your ride!  Geek My Ride is the first do-it-yourself guide to installing a variety of awesome projects that will turn your ordinary vehicle into the ultimate tech rod!  Car hacker Auri Rahimzadeh guides readers through 15 cool projects, complete with tools, skills and step-by-step instructions.

    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.

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