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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 interface our BeagleBone Black to several devices with a different power supply voltage, and how to manage a 1-Wire device and a PWM one. Also, we presented the Drinks toolkit to realize a web control panel that can be used equally from a PC, smartphone, or tablet.

In the next chapter, we'll see how to realize a weather station that can store its collected data locally, which can not only show them in a nice manner on a web browser, but also can send its data to a Google Docs document!

Simply speaking, we're going to realize a simple Internet-of-Things (IoT) machine.