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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

The basics of functioning

In this project, our BeagleBone Black will collect the weather data through two sensors. But this time, instead of writing a dedicated software, we are going to use ready-made weather station software on our BeagleBone Black board to do the job. While on the remote side, we're going to use the well known Google Docs cloud system to store the data and then present them to the user.

In this manner, we can achieve a (quasi) professional result with minor effort!

In this scenario, our job is to connect the sensors, adapt the weather station software to our hardware in order to read the data from the sensors, and then add the proper code to send our data to a Google Docs spreadsheet.