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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


In this chapter, we discovered a more reliable and precise way to get access to the BeagleBone Black's ADCs and learned how we can get access to an I2C device by using a raw access to the bus. This was done in order to be able to manage a pressure sensor and a contactless temperature sensor. Also, we discovered how to connect a tiny LCD via the SPI bus to our BeagleBone Black board to add a little user interface.

In the next chapter, we'll try to implement a plant monitor to measure what happens to our beloved plants! Also, we will discover how we can periodically take some pictures and then publish them on a Facebook account.