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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)

WPF application for LED on and off

In Chapter 3, Intel Edison and IoT (Home Automation), we looked at using a WPF application and MQTT connection, learning that we could control our Intel Edison using MQTT protocol. However, here, we'll be dealing with serial port communication. Since we have already discussed WPF applications and how to create projects, and created an hello world application, we won't discuss the basics in this chapter, and will instead get into the application directly. Our problem statement in this chapter is to switch an LED on and off using a WPF application via serial port communication.

Start with creating a new WPF project and name it RobotController:


Next, in MainWindow.xaml, we'll design the UI. We'll use the following controls:

  • Buttons
  • TextBox
  • TextBlocks

Design your UI as follows:


The xaml code for the preceding...