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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 our prototype, we have to run the three different programs presented in the preceding section. As in the previous chapters, I first executed the chapter_09/ file in the book's example code repository as usual to set up all peripherals:

root@beaglebone:~# ./

Then, let's start the smart card program and insert the smartcard as follows:

root@beaglebone:~/smart_card# ./
INFO:root:got tag ID 3B BE 11 00 00 41 01 38 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 01 90 00
INFO:root:Twitting that Rodolfo Giometti was arrived!
Tweet posted by @RodolfoGiometti.

Run `t delete status 649586168313552896` to delete.

Now, press the CTRL + C keys to stop the program, and let's try the RFID LF program as follows by approaching the relative tag:

root@beaglebone:~/rfid_lf# ./ /dev/ttyO1 got tag ID 6F007F4E1E40 Twitting that Rodolfo Giometti was arrived!
Tweet posted by @RodolfoGiometti.

Run `t delete status...