BeagleBone Home Automation
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- Practical approach to home automation using BeagleBone; starting from the very basics of GPIO control and progressing up to building a complete home automation solution
- Covers the operating principles of a range of useful environment sensors, including their programming and integration to the server application
- Easy-to-follow approach with electronics schematics, wiring diagrams, and controller code all broken down into manageable and easy-to-understand sections
Book DetailsLanguage : English
Paperback : 178 pages [ 235mm x 191mm ]
Release Date : December 2013
ISBN : 1783285737
ISBN 13 : 9781783285730
Author(s) : Juha Lumme
Topics and Technologies : All Books, Mobile Application Development, Networking and Servers, Open Source
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: The Initial Setup
Chapter 2: Input and Output
Chapter 3: Creating the Client and Server Applications
Chapter 4: Extending Server Capabilities
Chapter 5: Implementing Periodic Tasks
Chapter 6: Creating an Android Client
Appendix: Security, Debugging, and I2C and SPI
While I liked the book as an overall book on how you can work with the BeagleBone Black, it didn't seem to cover home automation. It does give lots of ideas that you can build out though. Juha also provides a fair amount of python code for running on the server and an Android based Java application as well. by Douglas Duncan
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What you will learn from this book
- Learn how to interface the BeagleBone board with various hardware components and environmental sensors
- Set up the programming logic necessary to enable standalone periodic tasks and their management
- Discover network programming over TCP/IP sockets, and enable encrypted access over the Internet
- Program an Android application that can interface with your home automation server
- Implement a framework to send any type of data, such as images captured from a camera, to your smartphone
Home automation lets you control daily activities such as changing the temperature, opening the garage door, or dimming the lights of your house using microprocessors. BeagleBone is a low-cost, high-expansion, hardware-hacker-focused BeagleBoard. It is small and comes with the high-performance ARM capabilities you expect from a BeagleBoard. BeagleBone takes full-featured Linux to places it has never gone before.
Starting with the absolute basics, BeagleBone Home Automation gives you the knowledge you will require to create an Internet-age home automation solution. This book will show you how to set up Linux on BeagleBone. You will learn how to use Python to control different electronic components and sensors to create a standalone embedded system that also accepts control remotely from a smartphone.
This book starts with the very basics of Linux administration and application execution using terminal connections. You will learn the basics of the general purpose input/output pins and discover how various electronic sensors and electronic components work. The “hardware jargon” is explained, and example applications demonstrating their practical use are created so that you will feel in control of the capabilities provided.
Network programming is also a big part of this book, as the created server will be made accessible from the Internet through a smartphone application. You will also learn how to create a fully working Android application that communicates with the home automation server over the Internet.
An easy-to-follow guide full of hands-on examples to help transform your house into a standalone home automation solution.
Who this book is for
If you are looking for ways to create a highly capable home automation system that is easily extendable and highly configurable, then this book is for you. Basic knowledge of electronics and programming in Python and/or Java languages will be helpful, but not mandatory.