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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)

Making the system wireless

For making systems wireless in robotics, there are many options available. The choice of hardware and protocol depends on certain factors, which are as follows:

  • Availability of mobile network coverage
  • Rules and regulations over RF in your operating country
  • Maximum distance required
  • Availability of Internet connectivity

If we use a GSM module, then mobile network coverage is a must. We may need to get clearance for the RF and ensure that it does not interfere with other signals. The maximum distance is another factor to consider, as distance is limited when using Bluetooth. Bluetooth connectivity can be hampered if the distance exceeds. The same goes for RF, but RF coverage can be increased based on the antenna used. If there is Internet connectivity over an area, then MQTT itself can be used, which was again discussed in Chapter 3, Intel Edison and IoT (Home Automation).

RF, or radio...