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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 robotic system

We have had a look at the autonomous robotic architecture. Manual robotics also deal with a similar architecture; the only difference being that we have a fully-fledged controller that is responsible for most of the action:

Manual robot architecture

There isn't much of a difference between the architecture discussed here and the one discussed in Chapter 5, Autonomous Robotics with Intel Edison. We've added a receiver and a transmitter unit here which would have been present in the earlier use case as well. When dealing with robotics, the entire architecture falls under the same roof.

Manual robotics may not be limited to only manual robots. It may be a blend of manual and autonomous functionality, because a fully manual robot may not typically be called a robot. However, we are aware of Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGVs) and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). Sometimes the terminology...