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Chapter 6. Putting Python Projects Online

With a connection to the Internet and the slew of GPIO pins available to you, the BeagleBone makes a fantastic platform for building Internet of Things projects. That is, physical projects that interact with the Internet in some way. It could be as basic as sending email alerts when a physical thing happens, sending sensor data to the cloud, or even controlling a robot via a web-based interface.

In the project at the end of Chapter 2, I mention that you can change your router settings so that you can use SSH to switch the light or change its timing settings from wherever you are in the world. While using SSH to log into your BeagleBone may raise your geek cred, it’s not an elegant solution for Internet-connected ...

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