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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)

Connecting sensors to the Intel Edison

In Chapter 2, Weather Station (IoT), we had a brief discussion about sensors. Here we are more focused on sensors that will help the robot find where exactly it is in an environment. We are going to deal with two sensors and how you can calibrate them:

  • Ultrasonic sensors (HCSR04)
  • Infrared sensors for detection of lines

The reason behind the use of the preceding sensors is that we use these sensors in robotics. However, others are also used, but these are the most commonly used. Now the next question that arises is "how do they operate and how do we hook up with the Intel Edison?"

Let's have a look at each of them.

Ultrasonic sensor (HCSR04)

The main purpose of using this sensor is for the measurement of distances...