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Intelligent IoT Projects in 7 Days

By : Agus Kurniawan
Book Image

Intelligent IoT Projects in 7 Days

By: Agus Kurniawan

Overview of this book

Intelligent IoT Projects in 7 days is about creating smart IoT projects in just 7 days. This book will help you to overcome the challenge of analyzing data from physical devices. This book aims to help you put together some of the most exciting IoT projects in a short span of time. You'll be able to use these in achieving or automating everyday tasks—one project per day. We will start with a simple smart gardening system and move on to a smart parking system, and then we will make our own vending machine, a smart digital advertising dashboard, a smart speaker machine, an autonomous fire fighter robot, and finally look at a multi-robot cooperation using swarm intelligence
Table of Contents (9 chapters)
Essential Hardware Components

Introducing smart gardening system

A gardening system is a system used to practice growing and cultivating plants as a part of horticulture. A gardening system is usually developed and implemented as a manual operation. An automated gardening system is designed to enable us to manage gardening, including monitoring moisture, temperature, and humidity.

In general, we can build a smart gardening system based on the high-level architecture that is shown in the following figure:

The following is a list of components to build a smart gardening system:

  • Sensors: Corresponding to your case, you need sensor devices to measure the garden's environment and condition. Capturing physical objects to digital form enables us to perform computing and processing.
  • MCU board with network module: The goal of MCU is to process all data that is acquired from sensors. Most MCU boards have limited computation, so we need to send sensor data to a server for further computation. To enable us to send data, the MCU board should be attached to a network module, either Ethernet or wireless.
  • Gateway: This is optional since some MCU boards can communicate with a server directly without modifying the protocol format. If a network module has the capability to deliver data over a primitive protocol, the functioning of gateway is necessary because a gateway can translate one protocol format to another protocol format.
  • Server: This is a center computation. Most servers have high-end hardware so heavy computation can be addressed.

This architecture is an ideal condition. In a real project, you may integrate an MCU board and server in one box. For instance, you can use a Raspberry Pi or BeagleBoard. These are a mini computers that you can deploy libraries to with respect to your case.