Car PC Hacks is the first book available
to introduce and entrench you into the hot new car PC market. Expect
innovation, tools, and fun experiments for creating a mobile multimedia
center. This Hacks Series addition packs a punch in this comprehensive
and easy-to-read guide. Whether you're venturing into car PC for the
first time or an experienced hobbyist, hop in for a joy ride.
A car PC or carputer is a car
tricked-out with electronics for playing radio, music and DVD movies,
connecting to the Internet, navigating and tracking with satellite,
taking photos, and any electronic gadget a person wants in a car. All
these devices are managed and controlled through a single screen or
interface. The only place car PC enthusiasts can go for advice, tips
and tools is a handful of hard-to-find Web sites--until now. Car PC Hacks is your guide into the car PC revolution.
Packing MP3 players, handheld devices, computers and
video-on-demand systems gives you a pile too heavy to carry. But add a
car and put them together, you've got a powerful and mobile multimedia
center requiring no lifting. The next time you give kids a lift, you
won't hear, "Are we there yet?" Instead, expect "We're there already?"
as they won't want to leave the car while playing video games from
Car PC Hacks is the first book available to introduce and
entrench you into this hot new market. You can count on the book
because it hails from O'Reilly, a trusted resource for technical books.
Expect innovation, useful tools, and fun experiments that you've come
to expect from O'Reilly's Hacks Series.
Maybe you've hacked computers and gadgets, and now you're ready to
take it to your car. If hacking is new and you would like to mix cars
and computers, this book gets you started with its introduction to the
basics of car electrical systems. Even when you're unclear on the
difference between amps and watts, expect a clear explanation along
with real-life examples to get on track. Whether you're venturing into
car PC for the first time or an experienced hobbyist, hop in the book
for a joy ride.
Paperback, 384 pages
Pub. Date: Jul 2005, Publisher: O'Reilly Media
ISBN: 0596008716, Dimensions (inches): 9.26x6.3x0.94