Netduino Home Automation Projects


Netduino Home Automation Projects
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  • Automate your house using a Netduino and a bunch of common components
  • Learn the fundamentals of Netduino to implement them in almost any project
  • Create cool projects ranging from self-watering plants to a homemade breathalyzer

Book Details

Language : English
Paperback : 108 pages [ 235mm x 191mm ]
Release Date : August 2013
ISBN : 1849697825
ISBN 13 : 9781849697828
Author(s) : Matt Cavanagh
Topics and Technologies : All Books, Other

Table of Contents

Preface
Chapter 1: Getting Started with Your New Toy
Chapter 2: Lights, Camera, Action – Sound-controlled Ambient LEDs
Chapter 3: Get Connected – Bluetooth Basics
Chapter 4: Let There Be Light – By Clapping or Tapping
Chapter 5: Honey, I'm Home – Automated Garage Doors with Your Mobile Phone
Chapter 6: You've Got Mail, and Here's a Flag to Prove It
Chapter 7: I'm Completely Dude, Sober – a Homemade Breathalyzer
Chapter 8: Hide Yo' Kids, Hide Yo' Wife–with Automated Locks!
Chapter 9: Rogue Alert: Detecting Intruders in Your House or Fridge
Chapter 10: Saving Lives – Automated Watering
Index

                      Matt Cavanagh

                      Matt Cavanagh is a professional maker and tinkerer. From his armchair in Durban, South Africa, he lives the dream, wearing suit and slippers with cigar in his hand (fine, just the slippers). He gave up corporate development to start his own company writing Windows and Windows Phone apps, but mostly messes around all day with Netduinos, 3D printers, and his pet quadrocopter. He is also a Nokia Developer Champion who occasionally gives talks on Windows Phone and Netduino. Oh, and he writes stuff too.
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                      What you will learn from this book

                      • Write some simple code for a Netduino
                      • Use a microphone to determine the noise level of the room
                      • Power the sensors and components with external power supplies
                      • Control existing technology and appliances around your house with transistors and relays
                      • Link your smartphone to your Netduino with Bluetooth as a controller
                      • Determine alcohol on your breath
                      • Use servos to control physical objects
                      • Use a matrix keypad to secure your house and much more

                      In Detail

                      In recent years, electronics have gone from something that only electronic engineers can understand, to a common hobby that is accessible to all. Netduino has grown to be a part of this revolution, providing a development board that is both easy to use, and allows existing .NET developers to build on knowledge they already have.

                      Most developers have wild ideas about all the gadgets they would develop to make the world a better (or easier) place, but have no idea how to get beyond blinking an LED. The topics contained go beyond what most books cover, taking an in-depth look at how to use Netduino for practical projects.

                      This book starts off by showing you how to do the “hello world” of electronics – fade an LED in and out. It will take you right through all the fundamentals, including how to control a wide range of electronic sensors.

                      You will learn how easy it is to automate various parts of your home. You will learn how to open your gate with your smartphone, automatically water your plants, get emailed when someone invades your territory, connect up a keypad to unlock your door, make your own breathalyzer, control your home theatre, and much more!

                      Approach

                      Netduino Home Automation Projects for Lazy Boys is written in a practical and friendly style. Reading this book will be an experience full of fun and learning as well.

                      Who this book is for

                      This book is ideally suited for someone who is interested in home automation, has some experience in C#, and has used a Netduino before but wants to explore more advanced topics. However, the book starts from the very basics so it can be picked up even by novices.

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