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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)

Actuators - DC motors and servos

In every robotics project the robot needs to get some mobility. For mobility, we use DC motors or servos. This section will deal with motors and types of motor. The next section will deal with how we can control the motors using the Intel Edison.

Electrical motors are electromechanical devices that convert electrical energy to mechanical energy. The two electrical components in a motor are the field windings and the armature. It's a two pole device. The armature is usually on the rotor, while the field windings are usually on the stator.

Permanent magnet motors use permanent magnets to supply field flux:

Permanent magnet motor

These motors are restricted by the load they can drive, and that's a disadvantage. However, considering the fact that we are focusing on robotics and on a small-scale basis, we are opting for this kind of motor.

These motors generally operate at...