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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 3. Aquarium Monitor

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

By using specific sensors, you'll learn how to monitor your aquarium with the possibility to set alarms, log the aquarium data (water temperature), and to perform actions such as cooling the water and feeding the fish.

Simply speaking, we're going to implement a simple aquarium web monitor with a real-time live video, some alarms in case of malfunctioning, and a simple temperature data logging that allows us to monitor the system from a standard PC as well as from a smartphone or tablet, without using any specifying mobile app, but just using the on-board standard browser only.