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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)

Universal robot controller for UGV

Before deep diving into the controller, clone the following GitHub repository to your PC. The code is itself around 350+ lines so some parts are to be discussed:

So initially let's design the UI first:

Screenshot of URC

For simplicity two sections of fast and slow controls are included. However it can be merged into one and using a checkbox. We have a connection pane on the right hand top side. The commands are displayed. A default password for 12345 was added which was done to avoid crashes and unauthorized use. However it's a simple controller and can be used with UGVs pretty much efficiently.

If you have a close look over the UI, then you will find a button named Press to activate keyboard control. Once you click on the button, the keyboard control gets activated. Now here you need to assign keyboard pressed and keyboard...