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Internet of Things with the Arduino Yún

Book Description

Projects to help you build a world of smarter things

In Detail

Internet of Things (IoT) is currently a growing trend in the technology space, and the Arduino Yún is the perfect board to get started with building IoT projects. This book covers many of the powerful features of the Arduino Yún via four exciting projects. The first project is all about sending weather measurements data to a Google Docs spreadsheet for easy online visualization. The second one is about building an energy consumption meter and controlling devices remotely. The third focuses on the field of security, by helping you to build a camera that is triggered by motion and that uploads pictures automatically to Dropbox. Finally, the last project is in relation with the field of robotics, and focuses on building a robot that is controlled via Wi-Fi.

The main focus of this book is to teach everything you need to know to build complex projects using the Arduino Yún, organized around the fields of home automation, security, and robotics.

What You Will Learn

  • Connect various sensors to the Arduino Yún
  • Send sensor measurements to Google Docs via Temboo
  • Interface the Arduino Yún to Twitter via Temboo
  • Create automated e-mail alerts based on measured data
  • Use the Arduino Yún to control home appliances such as lamps
  • Measure energy consumption using the Yún
  • Take pictures with a USB camera and upload them to Dropbox
  • Build robots and control them remotely via Wi-Fi
  • Downloading the example code for this book. You can download the example code files for all Packt books you have purchased from your account at If you purchased this book elsewhere, you can visit and register to have the files e-mailed directly to you.

    Table of Contents

    1. Internet of Things with the Arduino Yún
      1. Table of Contents
      2. Internet of Things with the Arduino Yún
      3. Credits
      4. About the Author
      5. About the Reviewers
        1. Support files, eBooks, discount offers, and more
          1. Why subscribe?
          2. Free access for Packt account holders
      7. Preface
        1. What this book covers
        2. What you need for this book
        3. Who this book is for
        4. Conventions
        5. Reader feedback
        6. Customer support
          1. Downloading the example code
          2. Downloading the color images of the book
          3. Errata
          4. Piracy
          5. Questions
      8. 1. Building a Weather Station Connected to the Cloud
        1. The required hardware and software components
        2. Connecting the sensors to the Arduino Yún board
        3. Creating a Temboo account
          1. Sending data to Google Docs and displaying it
          2. Creating automated e-mail alerts
        4. Making your Arduino Yún board tweet sensor data
        5. Summary
      9. 2. Creating a Remote Energy Monitoring and Control Device
        1. The required hardware and software components
        2. Connecting the components to the Yún board
        3. Testing your hardware connections
        4. Sending data to Google Docs
        5. Building an interface to switch the lights on/off remotely
        6. Summary
      10. 3. Making Your Own Cloud-connected Camera
        1. Getting started
        2. The required hardware and software components
        3. Making hardware connections
        4. Testing your hardware connections
        5. Recording pictures when motion is detected
        6. Sending pictures to Dropbox at regular intervals
        7. Live video streaming via Wi-Fi
        8. Summary
      11. 4. Wi-Fi-controlled Mobile Robot
        1. Building the mobile robot
        2. The required hardware and software components
        3. Robot assembly
        4. Connecting the Arduino Yún and Uno boards
        5. Testing the robot's hardware connections
        6. Building the Arduino sketch
        7. Building the computer interface
        8. Summary
      12. Index