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.
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.