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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)

Home automation using Intel Edison, MQTT, Android, and WPF

Until now we have learned about the MQTT protocol and how to subscribe and publish data, both using the application and Edison. Now we will be dealing with a real use case where we'll control an electrical load using Intel Edison, which again will be controlled by the Internet. Here is a quick introduction about what we will be dealing with:

  • Hardware components and circuits
  • Developing a WPF application to control Intel Edison
  • Using MQTT to stitch everything together

Since we've already seen how to control Edison using an Android application, this section won't concentrate on that; instead, it will mainly deal with the WPF application. This is just to give you a brief idea about how a PC can control IoT devices, not only in home automation, but also in various other use cases, both in simple proof of concept scenarios to industry standard...