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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)

Android application for controlling Intel Edison using MQTT

In the previous section, we saw how an Android application can be used to subscribe and publish to a channel using a broker. Here, in this section, we'll develop our own Android application for controlling the device using MQTT. The section won't concentrate on the set up of the Android, but will concentrate on the development side of it. We're going to use the Android Studio IDE for the development of the application. Make sure it's configured with all the latest SDKs.

Open your Android Studio:

Android Studio—1

Now, select Start a new Android Studio project:

Android Studio—set up application name

Enter a name for your application; here, we've entered MQTT. Click on Next to continue:

Android Studio: set API level

Now select the Minimum SDK version. Select API 23: Android 6.0 (Marshmallow). Now let's select...