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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)

Intel Edison and Security System

In previous chapters, we learned how we can use the Intel Edison to develop applications related to IoT where we displayed live sensor data and also controlled the Edison itself. We also learned the development of an Android and a WPF app that was used to control the Intel Edison. Well, this chapter is more on the local front of the Intel Edison where we are going to use the built-in features of the device. This chapter is concentrated mainly on two key points:

  • Speech and voice processing with the Intel Edison
  • Image processing with the Intel Edison

All the codes are to be written in Python, so some parts of the chapter will concentrate on Python programming as well. In this chapter, we'll operate the Intel Edison using voice commands and then ultimately detect faces using the Intel Edison and a webcam. This chapter will thus explore the core capabilities of the Intel Edison...