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BeagleBone Home Automation Blueprints by Rodolfo Giometti

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Setting up the hardware

About the hardware, there are at least two major issues to be pointed out:

  • Power supply: We have two different voltages to use due to the fact the water pump, the lamp, and the cooler are 12V powered, while the other devices are 5V/3.3V powered. So, we have to use a dual output power source (or two different power sources) to power up our prototype.
  • Interface: The second issue is about using a proper interface circuitry between the 12V world and the 5V one in such a way that it doesn't damage the BeagleBone Black or other devices. Let me point out that a single GPIO of the BeagleBone Black can manage a voltage of 3.3V, so we need a proper circuitry to manage a 12V device.

Setting up the 12V devices

As just stated, these devices ...

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