BeagleBone Home Automation Blueprints
By Rodolfo Giometti
Publisher: Packt Publishing
Final Release Date: February 2016
Pages: 378

Automate and control your home using the power of the BeagleBone Black with practical home automation projects

About This Book

  • Build, set up, and develop your circuits via step-by-step tutorial of practical examples, from initial board setup to device driver management
  • Get access to several kinds of computer peripherals to monitor and control your domestic environment using this guide
  • This book is spread across 10 chapters all focused on one practical home automation project

Who This Book Is For

This book is for developers who know how to use BeagleBone and are just above the “beginner” level. If you want to learn to use embedded machine learning capabilities, you should have some experience of creating simple home automation projects.

What You Will Learn

  • Build a CO (and other gas) sensor with a buzzer/LED alarm to signal high concentrations
  • Log environment data and plot it in a fancy manner
  • Develop a simple web interface with a LAMP platform
  • Prepare complex web interfaces in JavaScript and get to know how to stream video data from a webcam
  • Use APIs to get access to a Google Docs account or a WhatsApp/Facebook account to manage a home automation system
  • Add custom device drivers to manage an LED with different blinking frequencies
  • Discover how to work with electronic components to build small circuits
  • Use an NFS, temperature sensor, relays, and other peripherals to monitor and control your surroundings

In Detail

BeagleBone is a microboard PC that runs Linux. It can connect to the Internet and can run OSes such as Android and Ubuntu. BeagleBone is used for a variety of different purposes and projects, from simple projects such as building a thermostat to more advanced ones such as home security systems.

Packed with real-world examples, this book will provide you with examples of how to connect several sensors and an actuator to the BeagleBone Black. You'll learn how to give access to them, in order to realize simple-to-complex monitoring and controlling systems that will help you take control of the house. You will also find software examples of implementing web interfaces using the classical PHP/HTML pair with JavaScript, using complex APIs to interact with a Google Docs account, WhatsApp, or Facebook. This guide is an invaluable tutorial if you are planning to use a BeagleBone Black in a home automation project.

Style and approach

This step-by-step guide contains several home automation examples that can be used as base projects for tons of other home automation and control systems. Through clear, concise examples based on real-life situations, you will quickly get to grips with the core concepts needed to develop home automation applications with the BeagleBone Black using both the C language and high-level scripting languages such as PHP, Python, and JavaScript.

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