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Mastering Internet of Things

By : Peter Waher
Book Image

Mastering Internet of Things

By: Peter Waher

Overview of this book

The Internet of Things (IoT) is the fastest growing technology market. Industries are embracing IoT technologies to improve operational expenses, product life, and people's well-being. Mastering Internet of Things starts by presenting IoT fundamentals and the smart city. You will learn the important technologies and protocols that are used for the Internet of Things, their features, corresponding security implications, and practical examples on how to use them. This book focuses on creating applications and services for the Internet of Things. Further, you will learn to create applications and services for the Internet of Things. You will be discover various interesting projects and understand how to publish sensor data, control devices, and react to asynchronous events using the XMPP protocol. The book also introduces chat, to interact with your devices. You will learn how to automate your tasks by using Internet of Things Service Platforms as the base for an application. You will understand the subject of privacy, requirements they should be familiar with, and how to avoid violating any of the important new regulations being introduced. At the end of the book, you will have mastered creating open, interoperable and secure networks of things, protecting the privacy and integrity of your users and their information.
Table of Contents (24 chapters)
Title Page
Copyright and Credits
Packt Upsell

Using Raspberry Pi GPIO pins directly

The Raspberry Pi can also perform input and output without an Arduino board. But the General-Purpose Input/Output (GPIO) pins available only supports digital input and output. Since the relay module is controlled through a digital output, we can connect it directly to the Raspberry Pi, if we want. That way, we don't need the Arduino board. (We wouldn't be able to test-run the application on the local machine either, though.)

Checking whether GPIO is available

GPIO pins are accessed through the GpioController class defined in the Windows.Devices.Gpio namespace. First, we must check that GPIO is available on the machine. We do this by getting the default controller, and checking whether it's available:

gpio = GpioController.GetDefault(); 
if (gpio != null) 
   Log.Error("Unable to get access to GPIO pin " +

Initializing the GPIO output pin

Once we have access to the controller, we can try to open exclusive...