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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

When we have a baby, it's quite normal to buy different devices to check when the baby cries or has a fever, or if the baby is still breathing during sleep. So, in this chapter, we'll try to implement several smart sensors to detect these states of danger using our BeagleBone Black and some special sensors.


Warning! Let me remind that this project is a prototype and it cannot be used as a personal safety application! It's simply a study of a possible implementation of a baby room sentinel device.

Neither the author of this book nor Packt Publishing recommends or endorses that this product be used alone or as a component in any personal safety applications. The reader is warned about the fact that these sensors and controls do not include the self-checking redundant circuitry needed for such use.

Neither the author of this book nor Packt Publishing will be held liable for unauthorized use of this prototype. The users can use this device at their own risk!

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