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BeagleBone Home Automation Blueprints

By : Rodolfo Giometti
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BeagleBone Home Automation Blueprints

By: Rodolfo Giometti

Overview of this book

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.
Table of Contents (18 chapters)
BeagleBone Home Automation Blueprints
About the Author
About the Reviewers


In this chapter, we discovered how to manage the ADCs, the GPIOs lines, a GSM module thought, and a serial port. We also saw how to implement a simple monitoring program that can communicate (through a database server) with a sensors reader task to collect input data, and with an actuators manager to alert the user in case of emergency.

In the next chapter, we'll see how to manage an ultrasonic distance sensor to implement a parking assistant that can communicate to the driver, the distance between the car and the garage's wall. However, the really interesting part of the next chapter is about how to manage the distance sensor in two different setups: one with all the peripherals near the BeagleBone Black, and another with a remote connection of the sensor through a USB cable.