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ISBN-13: 978-0071458238
ISBN-10: 0071458239
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From the Back Cover

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!

About the Author

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.

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Product Details

  • Series: Evil Genius
  • Paperback: 206 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education TAB; 1 edition (November 22, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0071458239
  • ISBN-13: 978-0071458238
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 0.4 x 10.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,475,537 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Gavin is the author of a range of books. He has written extensively on sustainable technologies. Many of his books contain practical projects, or experiments. His books have been sold internationally and translated into Italian, Chinese and Korean.

He lives near Machynlleth, Wales and is a Trustee of the Centre for Alternative Technology; an educational charity which seeks to inform the public about sustainable technologies.

Gavin holds two honours degrees in Engineering & Technology from the Open University. A Masters degree in Sustainable Technology from the University of East London, another in Renewable Energy from Loughborough University another in Business Research from Cardiff University and an MBA from Keele University.

He is concluding his Doctoral Research at Cardiff University into the Business Models Manufacturers are using to introduce Zero Emissions Vehicles to the UK and hopes to return to writing books again shortly afterwards!

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36 of 37 people found the following review helpful By calvinnme HALL OF FAMETOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on April 21, 2006
Format: Paperback
I was really displeased with this book, and I am familiar with the general format of the "Evil Genius" series since I own quite a few of them. In this particular book of the series, there is little insight dispensed, and mainly you are being given just a list of components you'll need and a vague idea of the kind of work you need to undertake to get your systems working. Most of the instruction comes from the kits specified, and you could have done that without the book! If you are really interested in automotive electronics more from the viewpoint of wondering how does it work and how does it all fit together to control the automobile, then let me suggest "Understanding Automotive Electronics", currently in its sixth edition, by William Ribbens. This book is more than a automotive technician manual, but it is not so intense that you need to have more than a college sophomore's level of understanding electronics either. Read that book, then come back to this book for project ideas, but not much more. Amazon does not show the table of contents, so I do that here:
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
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20 of 23 people found the following review helpful By car guy on January 9, 2006
Format: Paperback
Aimed squarely at the computer-guy type it's totally a bore for this car-guy. The actual projects were kind of interesting but too many of them had the same formula:
Buy a kit, read instructions and install according to instructions. If you can buy a kit, read instructions and install something, you don't need this book. If you feel that buying a kit, reading instructions, and installing something is hard for you, here is the advice from the book.... Buy a kit, read instructions and install according to instructions.
The paper even felt cheap.

Also, instead of finding illustrations or pictures of the projects actually built and installed in a car, there were a few totally blank pages. Publishing error? I hope so.
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14 of 18 people found the following review helpful By D. Casteel on March 15, 2006
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The other two star review was the most truthfull about this book. Most of the projects don't give you a step by step for completing the project. Most of the projects just tell you too buy a kit and follow the directions. It gives the electrical skematics but if you have no electrical experience this does you no good. The only thing good it does is give you ideas on what to install on your car.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By William Freeman on January 26, 2010
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The book does give some really good ideas to what you can do with your car, but it did not go as in depth as I was expecting. I was thinking it would show you how to build all the projects yourself and install them, not tell you to buy a certain product from a company and install it according to the manufacturer's instructions.
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By Tim Nelson on March 11, 2013
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Great projects, great instruction the evill gunius is bound to love all the goodies... Cant wait to impliment a few.
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