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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

Final test

To test the prototype, I turned on the board, and after the login, I set up the system by using the commands discussed before, or by using the chapter_03/ script in the book's example code repository, as follows:

root@beaglebone:~# ./

Then, I executed the aquarium_mon.php command as follows:

root@beaglebone:~# ./aquarium_mon.php -d -f -l

Also, I executed the video streamer with the following command:

root@beaglebone:~# LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/local/lib/ mjpg_streamer -i " -y -f 10 -r QVGA" -o " -w /var/www/"

Then, I pointed my browser to the aquarium.php file on the BeagleBone Black's IP address (that is, the URL and the game is done!

Note that at this point, we can try to force some settings or try to change some configuration variables by using the chapter_03/ and chapter_03/ scripts in the book's example code repository, as follows:

root@beaglebone:~# ./ config
n  ...