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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)

Image processing using the Intel Edison

Image processing or computer vision is one such field that requires tremendous amounts of research. However, we're not going to do rocket science here. We are opting for an open source computer vision library called OpenCV. OpenCV supports multiple languages and we are going to use Python as our programming language to perform face detection.

Typically, an image processing application has an input image; we process the input image and we get an output processed image.

Intel Edison doesn't have a display unit. So essentially we will run the Python script on our PC first. Then after the successful working of the code in the PC, we'll modify the code to run on the Edison. Things will get clearer when we do the practical implementation.

Our target is to perform face detection and, if detected, perform some action.