This book provides you with a rapid introduction to Intel Galileo and home automation. You will start by setting up the Intel Galileo Board and its software development environment and learning cross-platform software programming using C and Linux. It then walks you through the home automation concept and provides insights about existing sensors and devices to use with Intel Galileo and explains how to use them in your own home. You will also create applications for energy management with electrical and environmental sensors and safeguard your homes using monitoring and surveillance concepts. Finally, you will learn to add advanced features to your home automation applications such as web interfaces to control devices, connecting with smartphones, and adding a microphone to add voice control features.
All in all, this book is a practical guide to learn about Intel Galileo and experience the joy of building full-fledged projects for home automation.