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BeagleBone Home Automation Blueprints by Rodolfo Giometti

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Setting up the software

Now, it's time to play hard! We have to install a new kernel with specific patches in order to add the needed drivers. Then, we must set up our Google account in order enable the Google Docs API to manage a spreadsheet on the cloud. And, in the end, we must install and properly configure the weather station software we chose to collect the weather data.

Installing a new kernel

To install a new kernel, we must use a host PC where we use the following command to download the sources:

$ git clone git://github.com/RobertCNelson/bb-kernel.git

When finished, we must enter the bb-kernel directory and then check out the kernel, version 3.13:

$ git checkout am33x-v3.13

Now we should configure the compilation suite by generating a ...

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