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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 an ultrasonic sensor in two different manners, by using an ADC and by a serial connection over a USB cable, in order to have two different setups of the same device: one with all peripherals on the BeagleBone Black and one where a sensor is remotized by using a USB connection.

Also, we learned how to manage Linux's LED devices that allow us to have different usage of a simple GPIO line by kernel features.

In the next chapter, we'll see how to realize an aquarium monitor in which we'll be able to record all the environment data, and then we'll see how to control the life of our be loved fishes from a web panel.