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Internet of Things with the Arduino Yún

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Book Details

ISBN 139781783288007
Paperback112 pages

About This Book

  • Learn how to interface various sensors and actuators to the Arduino Yún and send this data in the cloud
  • Explore the possibilities offered by the Internet of Things by using the Arduino Yún to upload measurements to Google Docs, upload pictures to Dropbox, and send live video streams to YouTube
  • Learn how to use the Arduino Yún as the brain of a robot that can be completely controlled via Wi-Fi

Who This Book Is For

This book is intended for people who already have some experience with the Arduino platform and who want to build  more exciting applications, in particular to Internet of Things. You will need to have some basic experience in electronics, Arduino, and programming in general to follow the projects created in the book.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Building a Weather Station Connected to the Cloud
The required hardware and software components
Connecting the sensors to the Arduino Yún board
Creating a Temboo account
Making your Arduino Yún board tweet sensor data
Chapter 2: Creating a Remote Energy Monitoring and Control Device
The required hardware and software components
Connecting the components to the Yún board
Testing your hardware connections
Sending data to Google Docs
Building an interface to switch the lights on/off remotely
Chapter 3: Making Your Own Cloud-connected Camera
Getting started
The required hardware and software components
Making hardware connections
Testing your hardware connections
Recording pictures when motion is detected
Sending pictures to Dropbox at regular intervals
Live video streaming via Wi-Fi
Chapter 4: Wi-Fi-controlled Mobile Robot
Building the mobile robot
The required hardware and software components
Robot assembly
Connecting the Arduino Yún and Uno boards
Testing the robot's hardware connections
Building the Arduino sketch
Building the computer interface

What You Will Learn

  • Connect various sensors to the Arduino Yún
  • Send sensor measurements to Google Docs via Temboo
  • Interface the Arduino Yún to Twitter via Temboo
  • Create automated e-mail alerts based on measured data
  • Use the Arduino Yún to control home appliances such as lamps
  • Measure energy consumption using the Yún
  • Take pictures with a USB camera and upload them to Dropbox
  • Build robots and control them remotely via Wi-Fi

In Detail

Internet of Things (IoT) is currently a growing trend in the technology space, and the Arduino Yún is the perfect board to get started with building IoT projects. This book covers many of the powerful features of the Arduino Yún via four exciting projects. The first project is all about sending weather measurements data to a Google Docs spreadsheet for easy online visualization. The second one is about building an energy consumption meter and controlling devices remotely. The third focuses on the field of security, by helping you to build a camera that is triggered by motion and that uploads pictures automatically to Dropbox. Finally, the last project is in relation with the field of robotics, and focuses on building a robot that is controlled via Wi-Fi.

The main focus of this book is to teach everything you need to know to build complex projects using the Arduino Yún, organized around the fields of home automation, security, and robotics.


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