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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)

4WD UGV (black-e-track)

The name might be a bit fancy but this UGV is quite simple with the only difference being that it contained four high torque motors powered by a single dual driver motor driver circuit. Initially, we used two driver circuits but then we shifted to one. It was powered by a Li-Po battery but all tests were conducted using an SMPS. The UGV was controlled by a WPF application with the name of universal remote controller. This UGV was also fitted with a camera with an operating frequency of 5.8 GHz. The UGV was also wireless using a 2.4 GHz RF module. Let's have a look at the hardware required apart from the Intel Edison:

  • 30 cm by 30 cm chassis(1)
  • 10 cm diameter wheels(4)
  • High torque motors 300 RPM 12V(4)
  • 20A dual motor driver(1)
  • RF 2.4 GHz USB link(1)
  • RF 2.4 GHz Serial link(1)
  • Li-Po battery (minimum voltage supply: 12V; maximum current drawn: 3-4A)

This section will cover the hardware...