DIY Car Electronic Modification Sourcebook: .for everyone interested in electronically modifying their car
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Title: DIY Car Electronic Modification Sourcebook: ...
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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If you'd love to know how to simply and effectively modify the electronic systems in your car, this book is for you.
In Section 1 you'll find a step-by-step introduction to the world of car electronics. The section starts with very simple circuits but as the pages progress, you'll be introduced to volts, ohms and amps, be shown how to use a multimeter, meet analog and digital signals - and a whole lot more. And at each of these stages, there are real-world car modifications used as examples.
Section 2 covers specific modifications to cars. These are wide-ranging - everything from fitting and tuning a commercial engine management signal interceptor, to adding new cabin lights, to cheaply wiring a tow-bar on a CAN bus car, to modifying electric power steering and electronic stability control. Even, the electronic modification of regen braking on a Toyota Prius!
Along the way you'll find a host of interesting snippets covering things as diverse as stopping turbo boost cuts, a prebuilt module that will improve your fuel economy, upgrading to LED interior lighting, what's inside poor quality relays - and lots more.
The modifications that are down-to-earth, practical, cheap and achievable - this a book that should be on every car modifier's shelf.
I've been electronically modifying my cars for a very long time - and this books reflect some of that passion.
The thing with making electronic car modifications is that many people think it's a closed book - that you have to be a computer scientist or electronic engineer to make any changes.
But that's just not the case - I am neither, and yet I've modified systems as diverse as electronic stability control, engine management, all-wheel drive torque split control systems... and many more.
So you don't need to be an electronics engineer to modify car electronics - but I do think you need to have a basic understanding of circuits, relays, resistors, potentiometers and the like.
That's why this book starts with the absolute basics - looking at very simple circuits. I then move onto to different signal types - analog and digital - and how to measure and modify these signals.
As far as I am aware, there's not another book on the market that takes this approach - starting from scratch and then developing straightforward techniques that can be used to modify the most complex of car systems.
(And of course there are also some areas that this book does not explore - cracking software and making changes at that level, for example.)
If you currently make lots of mechanical modifications to your car but the electronics side of things is unknown to you, this book will help you understand what you can do - and how to do it.
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