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BeagleBone Home Automation Blueprints by Rodolfo Giometti

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Final test

To test the prototype, I used some tricks to simulate the washing machine and the light in the room. The washing machine can be easily simulated by an audio/video played on the host PC with a reasonable volume level, while the room light on/off status can be simulated by using a small cup to cover the light sensor.

To set up all peripherals and drivers, we can use all the preceding commands or the SYSINIT.sh script as follows:

root@beaglebone:~# ./SYSINIT.sh
done!

Note

This command can be found in the chapter_05/SYSINIT.sh file in the book's example code repository

As an initial state (IDLE), we should cover the light sensor (to simulate that the light is off) and we should stop the video/audio player (to simulate that the washing machine ...

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