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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

The basics of functioning

Let's assume that our laundry room is equipped with a washing machine and a lamp used by the user when they have to pick up the laundry. In these conditions, the BeagleBone Black can be equipped with some special sensors to detect when the washing machine has started or finished its job and when someone goes into the laundry room to pick up the washed clothes.

In this scenario, the BeagleBone Black should detect when the washing machine has been started by the user and then wait until the job has finished. At this point, the system can generate a WhatsApp message to alert the user that they have to pick up their clothes. When the user enters into the room, the light is turned on, and when they leave the room, the light is turned off. In this manner, our BeagleBone Black can detect when the user has done their job and then restart the cycle.