Automate and control your home using the power of the BeagleBone Black with practical home automation projects
About This Book
Build, set up, and develop your circuits via step-by-step tutorial of practical examples, from initial board setup to device driver management
Get access to several kinds of computer peripherals to monitor and control your domestic environment using this guide
This book is spread across 10 chapters all focused on one practical home automation project
Who This Book Is For
This book is for developers who know how to use BeagleBone and are just above the “beginner” level. If you want to learn to use embedded machine learning capabilities, you should have some experience of creating simple home automation projects.
What You Will Learn
Build a CO (and other gas) sensor with a buzzer/LED alarm to signal high concentrations
Log environment data and plot it in a fancy manner
Develop a simple web interface with a LAMP platform
Use APIs to get access to a Google Docs account or a WhatsApp/Facebook account to manage a home automation system
Add custom device drivers to manage an LED with different blinking frequencies
Discover how to work with electronic components to build small circuits
Use an NFS, temperature sensor, relays, and other peripherals to monitor and control your surroundings
BeagleBone is a microboard PC that runs Linux. It can connect to the Internet and can run OSes such as Android and Ubuntu. BeagleBone is used for a variety of different purposes and projects, from simple projects such as building a thermostat to more advanced ones such as home security systems.
Style and approach
Downloading the example code for this book. You can download the example code files for all Packt books you have purchased from your account at http://www.PacktPub.com. If you purchased this book elsewhere, you can visit http://www.PacktPub.com/support and register to have the code file.