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BeagleBone Home Automation Blueprints

By : Rodolfo Giometti
Book Image

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

Chapter 10. A Lights Manager with a TV Remote Controller

In this project, we will manage the lights of our home by using a normal TV remote controller.

In reality, we can use any remote controller we have, but the idea is to add remote controlling via the infrared mechanism to any device in our home. In fact, in this chapter I'm going to show how to manage a simple on/off device; but this concept can be easily extended to any other device we can connect to our BeagleBone Black!

We'll see how to capture the infrared messages that a remote controller sends to our BeagleBone Black by using a suitable circuitry, and then, we'll use a dedicated kernel driver in order to manage such messages and convert them into well-defined commands for our userspace programs.