BeagleBone Home Automation

The Internet of Things is now being taken up by tech corporations but this fantastic book brings you the DIY approach to home automation using BeagleBone. From dimming the lights to opening the garage door –– it’s all here.

BeagleBone Home Automation

Juha Lumme

The Internet of Things is now being taken up by tech corporations but this fantastic book brings you the DIY approach to home automation using BeagleBone. From dimming the lights to opening the garage door –– it’s all here.
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ISBN 139781783285730
Paperback178 pages

Book Description

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.

What You Will Learn

  • 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

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