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Beginning Sensor Networks with Arduino and Raspberry Pi by Charles Bell

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CHAPTER 1

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Introduction to Sensor Networks

Sensor networks are no longer expensive industrial constructs. You can build a simple sensor network from easily procured, low-cost hardware. All you need are some simple sensors and a microcontroller or computer with input/output capabilities. Yes, your Arduino and Raspberry Pi are ideal platforms for building sensor networks. If you’ve worked with either platform and have ever wanted to monitor your garden pond, track movement in your home or office, monitor the temperature in your house, monitor the environment, or even build a low-cost security system, you’re halfway there!

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