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BeagleBone Home Automation Blueprints by Rodolfo Giometti

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Setting up the hardware

As stated before, the hardware setting is quite simple. The relays array has already been set up in a previous chapter, while the infrared receiver circuitry is really tricky. So, let's go ahead!

Setting up the infrared detector

The infrared detector (or receiver) I used in this prototype is shown in the following image (actually, the receiver is the device with the red dot; the other one is just a transmitter that we're not using here).

Setting up the infrared detector

Note

The devices can be purchased at the following link (or by surfing the Internet): http://www.cosino.io/product/infrared-emitter-detector.

The datasheet is available at https://www.sparkfun.com/datasheets/Components/LTR-301.pdf ...

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