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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

Now, to test the prototype, I connected the wall plug with my printer (the power load) and powered the multi-sensor with a USB port of my PC (just to avoid using the batteries). Then, I started the program as follows:

root@beaglebone:~# ./ -d -l /dev/ttyACM0[2732]: callbacks installed[2732]: Starting...[2732]: network is started: homeid e4056d54[2732]: use openzwave library   = 1.3.482[2732]: use python library      = 0.3.0b5[2732]: use ZWave library       = Static Controller version Z-Wave 3.79[2732]: network home id         = 0xe4056d54[2732]: controller node id      = 1[2732]: controller node version = 4[2732]: network is now ready[2732]: detecting the switch node...[2732]:  - device Switch(9) is off[2732]: Press CTRL+C to stop[2732]: Started HTTP server on port 8080...