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Intel Edison Projects

By : Avirup Basu
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Intel Edison Projects

By: Avirup Basu

Overview of this book

Change the way you look at embedded electronics with Intel Edison. It is a small computing platform packed with a set of robust features to deliver hands-on performance, durability, and software support. This book is a perfect place to kickstart development and rapid prototyping using Intel Edison. It will start by introducing readers to the Intel Edison board and explaining how to get started with it. You will learn how to build a mini weather station, which will help you to acquire temperature and smoke level and push it to the IoT platform. Then you will see how to build a home automation device and control your appliances using an Android app. Furthermore, we will build a security system using a webcam to detect faces and perform voice recognition. Toward the end, the book will demonstrate how you can build two robots, which will be based on different line sensing sensors and can be controlled by a PC. The book will guide the readers through each and every step of execution of a project, using Intel Edison.
Table of Contents (7 chapters)

Overview of IoT and its usage

IoT has lots of usage and can make normal things behave smartly. Starting from industries, where we deal with large machinery, such as industrial robots and assembly line industrial units, IoT has its roots embedded in many uses providing vital data to the cloud, or a local server, where we can monitor them remotely and provide remote functionality in every place that uses IoT. Now imagine a healthcare solution where we have an aged member of our family and we need to monitor them regularly.

Smart medical devices come to the picture, where the data collected from the human body is constantly pushed to the cloud and monitored at a local level for any signs of abnormality. Proper analytics is performed at cloud level where using machine learning algorithms, we can predict the health of the person. Considering the use case of home automation that will be covered in Chapter 3, Intel Edison...