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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)

Summary

In this chapter, we've learned about the architecture of IoT systems, how to tackle problem statements, and we also learned about sensors and interfacing them. Then we moved on to the IoT platforms and visualized some temperature data. At the end, we built a mini weather station that measures temperature, sound level, and pollution level. We also covered a very brief discussion of the calibration of sensors.

In Chapter 3, Intel Edison and IoT (Home Automation), we'll be dealing with communication from a platform to the controller, that is, controlling devices using the Internet. Then we'll engage ourselves in a home automation project where we'll be controlling two devices using an Android and a WPF application.