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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 9. Twitter Access Control System with Smart Card and RFID

Identifying people or objects with a computer may seem like an easy task, but, in reality, there is a lot of technology behind the devices used to accomplish this task.

In this chapter, we are going to use a smart card reader and two kinds of RFID readers (a Low Frequency or LF reader suitable for short ranges and an Ultra High Frequency or UHF reader suitable for long ranges) in order to show different possibilities to implement a minimal identifying system for access control.

Once the detection has been done, the system will send a message to our Twitter account informing our followers about what is happening (in a normal case, we may lock or unlock something, but I decided to do something different).