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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 first executed the chapter_07/ file in the book's example code repository to set up all peripherals:

root@beaglebone:~# ./

Now, after checking that the web server is running, I started the plant monitor script, enabling all debugging messages:

root@beaglebone:~# root@beaglebone:~/chapter_07# ./ -d -l -f min=10 signals traps installed lig_levl=442 int_temp=29.50 ext_temp=29.91 msr_mois=0 curr_date=0010 next_date= start main loop lig_levl=428 int_temp=29.50 ext_temp=29.25 msr_mois=0 curr_date=0010 next_date=0011 cff_mois=50 est_mois=221 lig_levl=423 int_temp=29.50 ext_temp=27.99 msr_mois=0 curr_date=0010 next_date=0011 cff_mois=50 est_mois=220

Then, I set up the web server's root directory in order to implement the web interface...