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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

The final test

As in the previous chapters, we have to first execute the chapter_10/ file in the book's example code repository as usual to set up all GPIOs lines and to load the kernel module:

root@beaglebone:~# ./

Then, we must execute the lircd daemon by using the command line without the --nodaemon option argument:

root@arm:~# lircd --device /dev/lirc0 --driver default --uinputmyremote.conf

Then, we can execute the preceding program to manage the relays:

root@arm:~# ./ /dev/input/event0

Now the trick is done. We simply have to direct the remote controller to the infrared detector and press the 0, 1, 2, or 3 button. When we press the button, the switch turns on, while when we press the button again, the switch also turns off changing the status of the connected relay, and, as a last step, the device connected to it.