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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)

Line follower robot (patching everything together)

Based on the previous sections of this chapter, we have got a fairly good idea as to how everything needs to be brought under a single platform. Let's go in to the steps and have a look at how a line follower robot works.

Fundamental concepts of a line follower

The following figure shows the concept of a line follower robot:

Line follower concept

In the preceding figure, we have two conditions. The first is when the left sensor is over the line and the second is the same for the right sensor. The black line is the track that the robot should follow. There are sensors represented by blocks. Let's consider the left-hand side of the preceding figure.

Initially, both the sensors are over the white surface...