Getting Started with Intel Edison
Sensors, Actuators, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi on the Tiny Atom-Powered Linux Module
Publisher: Maker Media, Inc
Final Release Date: November 2015
Pages: 206

The Intel Edison is a crowning achievement of Intel's adaptation of its technology into maker-friendly products. They've packed the dual-core power of the Atom CPU, combined it with a sideboard microcontroller brain, and added in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth Low Energy, and a generous amount of RAM (1GB) and flash storage (4GB). This book, written by Stephanie Moyerman, a research scientist with Intel's Smart Device Innovation Team, teaches you everything you need to know to get started making things with Edison, the compact and powerful Internet of Things platform.

Projects and tutorials include:

  • Controlling devices over Bluetooth
  • Using Python and Arduino programming environments on Edison
  • Tracking objects with a webcam and OpenCV
  • Responding to voice commands and talking back
  • Using and configuring Linux on Edison
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I highly Rcommend this book

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    Comments about oreilly Getting Started with Intel Edison:

    At the Intel website I stumbled upon the topic of the "Internet of Things" and eventually the "Intel Edison Kit for Arduino". The inexpensive kit is something that can be hooked up to a Linux/OSx/Windows PC via USB and programmed to work with optional sensors connected to it. That seemed like a fun thing to explore.

    Before buying the hardware I looked for some books. This review covers the three books that I bought because they cover this one theme.

    I recommend "Getting Started with Intel Edison" by Stephanie Moyerman. It gave me a good introduction to this topic. I purchased both the print version and the PDF because I like both media. After reading the book I have decided to use her list of parts and follow her exercises versus buying a separate kit of parts.

    I also recommend "Arduino: A Quick-Start Guide, 2nd Edition" by Maik Schmidt. I purchased it because the Intel Edison plugs into an Arduino compatible board and I wanted some insight into the Arduino boards. He also has exercise that are not all the same as the "Getting Started.." book.

    Something drew my attention to Lego and motors. If I got really adventurous I could experiment with the "Intel Edison Kit for Arduino" controlling some sort of Lego project and its motors.

    I do not recommend "The LEGO Power Functions Idea Book, Vol. 1" by Yoshihito Isogawa. The description of the book sounded like it would be the next logical step. The previous two books have lots of good text and the appropriate number of pictures for illustrations, this book only has text on page 1 where it says "Where Are the Words?". The remaining 300+ pages are all pictures of Lego parts with no part numbers. This book may get donated to the library.

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