BeagleBone Home Automation

ISBN: 1783285737

Category: Technical

Tag: Hardware


Posted on 2014-06-03. By anonymous.

Description


Juha Lumme, "BeagleBone Home Automation"
English | ISBN: 1783285737 | 2014 | 178 pages | PDF, EPUB, MOBI | 15 MB

Live your sophisticated dream with home automation using BeagleBone

Overview
Practical approach to home automation using BeagleBone; starting from the very basics of GPIO control and progressing up to building a complete home automation solution
Covers the operating principles of a range of useful environment sensors, including their programming and integration to the server application
Easy-to-follow approach with electronics schematics, wiring diagrams, and controller code all broken down into manageable and easy-to-understand sections

In Detail

Home automation lets you control daily activities such as changing the temperature, opening the garage door, or dimming the lights of your house using microprocessors. BeagleBone is a low-cost, high-expansion, hardware-hacker-focused BeagleBoard. It is small and comes with the high-performance ARM capabilities you expect from a BeagleBoard. BeagleBone takes full-featured Linux to places it has never gone before.

Starting with the absolute basics, BeagleBone Home Automation gives you the knowledge you will require to create an Internet-age home automation solution. This book will show you how to set up Linux on BeagleBone. You will learn how to use Python to control different electronic components and sensors to create a standalone embedded system that also accepts control remotely from a smartphone.

This book starts with the very basics of Linux administration and application execution using terminal connections. You will learn the basics of the general purpose input/output pins and discover how various electronic sensors and electronic components work. The "hardware jargon" is explained, and example applications demonstrating their practical use are created so that you will feel in control of the capabilities provided.

Network programming is also a big part of this book, as the created server will be made accessible from the Internet through a smartphone application. You will also learn how to create a fully working Android application that communicates with the home automation server over the Internet.

What you will learn from this book
Learn how to interface the BeagleBone board with various hardware components and environmental sensors
Set up the programming logic necessary to enable standalone periodic tasks and their management
Set up the programming logic necessary to enable standalone periodic tasks and their management
Discover network programming over TCP/IP sockets, and enable encrypted access over the Internet
Program an Android application that can interface with your home automation server
Implement a framework to send any type of data, such as images captured from a camera, to your smartphone

Approach

An easy-to-follow guide full of hands-on examples to help transform your house into a standalone home automation solution.

Who this book is written for

If you are looking for ways to create a highly capable home automation system that is easily extendable and highly configurable, then this book is for you. Basic knowledge of electronics and programming in Python and/or Java languages will be helpful, but not mandatory.
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