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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)

Manual Robotics with Intel Edison

In Chapter 5, Autonomous Robotics with Intel Edison, we dealt with robotics and the autonomous side of it. Here, we are going to deep dive into the field of manual robotics. A manual robot may not typically be called a robot, so more specifically, we will deal with the manual control of robots that have some autonomous characteristics. We are primarily dealing with the development of UGVs and its control using WPF applications. WPF applications have already been discussed in Chapter 3, Intel Edison and IoT (Home Automation), where we communicated with Edison using the MQTT protocol. Here, we are going to do the same using serial port communication. We will also learn how to make our bot fully wireless. The topics we will be covering are as follows:

  • Manual robotic system—architecture and overview
  • 2WD and 4WD mechanisms
  • Serial port communication with Intel Edison
  • Making the...