Sensor Networks
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: January 2015 (est.)
Pages: 150

Environmental monitoring projects have taken off with ubiquitous smartphones and low-cost, amateur-friendly microprocessors like Arduino and Raspberry Pi. This book explores both the gear and the human side of the sensing revolution. You’ll learn how networks of people can conceive and build sensor systems, develop best practices for collecting, analyzing, and drawing information from the data, and then use the results to affect real-world issues.

In the process, you’ll explore several issues that many hobbyists, makers, artists, journalists, and activists encounter when building a sensor network, such as: how do you power them? What is "good" versus "bad" data, and how do you tell them apart? How do you collect your data: over the air or by hand from each device? And how do you analyze your data effectively and make it accessible to others?

  • Learn how sensor network design solutions relate to the problem being solved
  • Get case studies on significant sensor network projects—how they work and what they’ve revealed
  • Find answers to tricky questions in scaling a sensor network, such as power supply and data transmission
  • Discover how to avert GIGO in data analysis: Garbage in, garbage out
  • Learn about sensor networks and the democratization of data
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