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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 6. Baby Room Sentinel

In this chapter, we're going to show a possible implementation of a baby room sentinel capable of monitoring the room by detecting whether our baby is crying or if the baby is breathing during sleep. Also, as a special feature, the system will be able to measure the baby's temperature with a contactless temperature sensor.

We'll see several kinds of sensor, such as pressure, sound, and temperature. Also, regarding the temperature sensors, we'll see an interesting infrared version that is useful to measure surface temperature without touching it. Additionally, we'll provide our prototype of a nice, tiny LCD screen in order to see what's going on in the baby's room.