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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)

Autonomous Robotics with Intel Edison

Robotics is a branch of engineering that deals with the design, development, and
application of robots. While robots can take the form of human beings, most robots are
designed to perform a specific set of tasks, and it may just look like a machine or
anything that is not human. What we are interested in is how the Intel Edison can be used to
develop robots. This chapter will cover the autonomous aspect of robotics and will mainly
cover the following topics:

  • Architecture of a robotic system
  • Intel Edison as a controller
  • Connecting sensors with the Intel Edison
  • Calibration of sensors with real-time environment
  • Actuators: motors, servos, and so on
  • Motordrivers: Dual H bridge configuration
  • Speed control
  • Patching everything together: Line follower robot
  • More advanced line follower robots based on the PID control system

This chapter will deal with a line follower robot and will...