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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)


Intel Edison Projects is meant for beginners who want to get to grips with the Intel Edison and explore its features. Intel Edison is an embedded computing platform, which allows us to explore areas of IoT, embedded systems, and robotics.

This book takes you through various concepts and each chapter has a project that can be performed by you. It covers multiple topics, including sensor data acquisition and pushing it to the cloud to control devices over the Internet, as well as topics ranging from image processing to both autonomous and manual robotics.

In every chapter, the book first covers some theoretical aspects of the topic, which include some small chunks of code and a minimal hardware setup. The rest of the chapter is dedicated to the practical aspects of the project.

The projects discussed in this book wherever possible require only minimal hardware, and the projects in each chapter are included to make sure that you understand the basics.