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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

Final test

To test the prototype, I used some tricks to simulate the baby: I got the crying sound on the Internet and simply reproduced it with an audio player. Regarding the breath, I used doll, manually pressurizing its chest in time with my breathing. I admit it's not the best test, but my children are too big to help me in these experiments!

To set up all peripherals and drivers, we can use, as in the following command:

root@beaglebone:~# ./


This command can be found in the chapter_06/ file in the book's example code repository.

Then, I executed both the adc and programs by using the following command line in order to send all outputs to the terminal that runs on the tiny LCD:

root@beaglebone:~# ./adc | ./ > /dev/tty0


Note that on the first framebuffer device, we have at least one terminal defined by default, which is referred to by the /dev/tty0 device.