Book Image

Intel Galileo Networking Cookbook

By : Marco Schwartz
Book Image

Intel Galileo Networking Cookbook

By: Marco Schwartz

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (15 chapters)
Intel Galileo Networking Cookbook
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Choosing the right components

In this first recipe, we are going to see how to select the right components for your home automation system. Indeed, even if the Galileo board can do a lot by itself, it is not enough to build a complete home automation system. For example, you might want to have several sensors around your home in different rooms.

Getting ready

The first step is to decide what you want from your home automation system. In this chapter, we are going to see how to connect the sensor modules, as an example. However, you may want other kinds of modules, such as modules to control appliances. Which modules? How many? These are the questions you'll need to answer before building your home automation system.

How to do it...

As I mentioned before, the home automation system we are going to build in this chapter will be based on Arduino. We are going to use the most common Arduino board, the Arduino Uno, which is shown in this picture:

Then, you need a means of communication between the...