The Internet of Things: Do-It-Yourself at Home Projects for Arduino, Raspberry Pi and BeagleBone Black

Author: Donald Norris

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071835210

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 512

View: 2860

Build and program projects that tap into the Internet of Things (IoT) using Arduino, Raspberry Pi, and BeagleBone Black! This innovative guide gets you started right away working with the most popular processing platforms, wireless communication technologies, the Cloud, and a variety of sensors. You’ll learn how to take advantage of the utility and versatility of the IoT and connect devices and systems to the Internet using sensors. Each project features a list of the tools and components, how-to explanations with photos and illustrations, and complete programming code. All projects can be modified and expanded, so you can build on your skills. The Internet of Things: DIY Projects with Arduino, Raspberry Pi, and BeagleBone Black Covers the basics of Java, C#, Python, JavaScript, and other programming languages used in the projects Shows you how to use IBM’s Net Beans IDE and the Eclipse IDE Explains how to set up small-scale networks to connect the projects to the Internet Includes essential tips for setting up and using a MySQL database. The fun, DIY projects in the book include: Raspberry Pi home temperature measurements Raspberry Pi surveillance webcams Raspberry Pi home weather station Arduino garage door controller Arduino irrigation controller Arduino outdoor lighting controller Beaglebone message panel Beaglebone remote control SDR Machine-to-machine demonstration project
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Raspberry Pi Electronics Projects for the Evil Genius

Author: Donald Norris

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 1259640590

Category: Computers

Page: 304

View: 8981

Program your own MicroPython projects with ease—no prior programming experience necessary! This DIY guide provides a practical introduction to microcontroller programming with MicroPython. Written by an experienced electronics hobbyist, Python for Microcontrollers: Getting Started with MicroPython features eight start-to-finish projects with clear, easy-to-follow instructions for each. You will learn how to use sensors, store data, control motors and other devices, and work with expansion boards. From there, you’ll discover how to design, build, and program all kinds of entertaining and practical projects of your own. • Learn MicroPython and object-oriented programming basics • Interface with a PC and load files, programs, and modules • Work with the LEDs, timers, and converters • Control external devices using serial interfaces and PWM • Build and program a let ball detector using the three-axis accelerometer • Install and program LCD and touch-sensor expansion boards • Record and play sounds using the AMP audio board
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Home Automation with Raspberry Pi: Projects Using Google Home, Amazon Echo, and Other Intelligent Personal Assistants

Author: Donald Norris

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education TAB

ISBN: 9781260440355

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 272

View: 8679

Design and build low-cost, useful home automation gadgets with the Raspberry Pi This hands-on TAB guide shows, step by step, how to use the powerful Raspberry Pi for home automation. Written in a straightforward style, the book features easy-to-follow, DIY projects for Amazon Echo, Google Home, smart lightbulbs and thermostats, video doorbells, and more. You will gain the knowledge needed to create a hi-tech home—affordably and accessibly. Home Automation with Raspberry Pi: Projects Using Google Home, Amazon Echo, and Other Intelligent Personal Assistants lays out essential skills for hobbyists and makers of all ages and experience levels. You will discover how to build their own gadgets that can work in conjunction with—or in some cases replace—popular smart home products. The book features clear explanations of cutting-edge technologies, including Prota OS, Google Assistant SDK, PIR sensors, Z-wave control systems, and OpenHub software. •Clear, step-by-step explanations walk you through each project•Shows how to build affordable versions of commercially available smart home products •Written by an expert engineer and avid hobbyist
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Exploring BeagleBone

Tools and Techniques for Building with Embedded Linux

Author: Derek Molloy

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118935217

Category: Computers

Page: 600

View: 2924

In-depth instruction and practical techniques for building with the BeagleBone embedded Linux platform Exploring BeagleBone is a hands-on guide to bringing gadgets, gizmos, and robots to life using the popular BeagleBone embedded Linux platform. Comprehensive content and deep detail provide more than just a BeagleBone instruction manual—you’ll also learn the underlying engineering techniques that will allow you to create your own projects. The book begins with a foundational primer on essential skills, and then gradually moves into communication, control, and advanced applications using C/C++, allowing you to learn at your own pace. In addition, the book’s companion website features instructional videos, source code, discussion forums, and more, to ensure that you have everything you need. The BeagleBone’s small size, high performance, low cost, and extreme adaptability have made it a favorite development platform, and the Linux software base allows for complex yet flexible functionality. The BeagleBone has applications in smart buildings, robot control, environmental sensing, to name a few; and, expansion boards and peripherals dramatically increase the possibilities. Exploring BeagleBone provides a reader-friendly guide to the device, including a crash course in computer engineering. While following step by step, you can: Get up to speed on embedded Linux, electronics, and programming Master interfacing electronic circuits, buses and modules, with practical examples Explore the Internet-connected BeagleBone and the BeagleBone with a display Apply the BeagleBone to sensing applications, including video and sound Explore the BeagleBone’s Programmable Real-Time Controllers Hands-on learning helps ensure that your new skills stay with you, allowing you to design with electronics, modules, or peripherals even beyond the BeagleBone. Insightful guidance and online peer support help you transition from beginner to expert as you master the techniques presented in Exploring BeagleBone, the practical handbook for the popular computing platform.
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Getting Started with BeagleBone

Linux-Powered Electronic Projects With Python and JavaScript

Author: Matt Richardson

Publisher: Maker Media, Inc.

ISBN: 1449345336

Category: Computers

Page: 142

View: 5460

Many people think of Linux as a computer operating system, running on users' desktops and powering servers. But Linux can also be found inside many consumer electronics devices. Whether they're the brains of a cell phone, cable box, or exercise bike, embedded Linux systems blur the distinction between computer and device. Many makers love microcontroller platforms such as Arduino, but as the complexity increases in their projects, they need more power for applications, such as computer vision. The BeagleBone is an embedded Linux board for makers. It's got built-in networking, many inputs and outputs, and a fast processor to handle demanding tasks. This book introduces you to both the original BeagleBone and the new BeagleBone Black and gets you started with projects that take advantage of the board's processing power and its ability to interface with the outside world.
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Programming the Intel Edison: Getting Started with Processing and Python

Author: Donald Norris

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 1259587894

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 256

View: 6506

Learn To Easily Create Robotic, IoT, and Wearable Electronic Gadgets! Get up-and-running building cutting-edge Edison devices with help from this DIY guide. Programming the Intel Edison: Getting Started with Processing and Python lays out the Edison’s powerful features and teaches the basics of Internet-enabled embedded programming. Discover how to set up components, connect your PC or Mac, build Python applications, and use USB, WiFi, and Bluetooth connections. Start-to-finish example projects include a motor controller, home temperature system, robotic car, and wearable hospital alert sensor. Explore the capabilities and features of the Edison Connect Sparkfun, Break-out, and Arduino boards Program your Edison through the Arduino IDE Set up USB, GPIO, WiFi, and Bluetooth connections
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Programming with STM32: Getting Started with the Nucleo Board and C/C++

Author: Donald Norris

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 1260031322

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 304

View: 3205

Create your own STM32 programs with ease! Get up and running programming the STM32 line of microcontrollers from STMicroelectronics using the hands-on information contained in this easy-to-follow guide. Written by an experienced electronics hobbyist and author, Programming with STM32: Getting Started with the Nucleo Board and C/C++ features start-to-finish projects that clearly demonstrate each technique. Discover how to set up a stable development toolchain, write custom programs, download your programs to the development board, and execute them. You will even learn how to work with external servos and LED displays! •Explore the features of STM32 microcontrollers from STMicroelectonics•Configure your Nucleo-64 Microcontroller development board•Establish a toolchain and start developing interesting applications •Add specialized code and create cool custom functions•Automatically generate C code using the STM32CubeMX application•Work with the ARM Cortex Microcontroller Software Interface Standard and the STM hardware abstraction layer (HAL).•Control servos, LEDs, and other hardware using PWM•Transfer data to and from peripheral devices using DMA•Generate waveforms and pulses through your microcontroller’s DAC
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Getting Started with Sensors

Measure the World with Electronics, Arduino, and Raspberry Pi

Author: Kimmo Karvinen,Tero Karvinen

Publisher: Maker Media, Inc.

ISBN: 1449367046

Category: Computers

Page: 140

View: 2384

To build electronic projects that can sense the physical world, you need to build circuits based around sensors: electronic components that react to physical phenomena by sending an electrical signal. Even with only basic electronic components, you can build useful and educational sensor projects. But if you incorporate Arduino or Raspberry Pi into your project, you can build much more sophisticated projects that can react in interesting ways and even connect to the Internet. This book starts by teaching you the basic electronic circuits to read and react to a sensor. It then goes on to show how to use Arduino to develop sensor systems, and wraps up by teaching you how to build sensor projects with the Linux-powered Raspberry Pi.
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Programming the BeagleBone Black: Getting Started with JavaScript and BoneScript

Author: Simon Monk

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071832130

Category: Computers

Page: 216

View: 8666

Program your own BeagleBone Black projects! Build creative BeagleBone Black devices--no prior programming or electronics experience required. In Programming the BeagleBone Black, electronics guru Simon Monk explains essential application development methods through straightforward directions and cool downloadable examples. Discover how to navigate the board, write and debug code, use expansion capes, and control external hardware. Easy-to-follow plans show you how to wire up and program a Web-controlled roving robot and an e-mail notifier that lights an incandescent lamp. Set up the BeagleBone Black and explore its features Connect to your computer via USB or Ethernet Use the BeagleBone Black as a stand-alone PC Write and execute BoneScript code Use JavaScript functions and timers Perform analog and digital I/O Work with expansion capes and modules Design Web interfaces that control electronics Assemble and program a robot and an e-mail notifier
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Raspberry Pi IoT Projects

Prototyping Experiments for Makers

Author: John C. Shovic

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1484213777

Category: Computers

Page: 233

View: 4641

Build your own Internet of Things (IoT) projects for prototyping and proof-of-concept purposes. This book contains the tools needed to build a prototype of your design, sense the environment, communicate with the Internet (over the Internet and Machine to Machine communications) and display the results. Raspberry Pi IoT Projects provides several IoT projects and designs are shown from the start to the finish including an IoT Heartbeat Monitor, an IoT Swarm, IoT Solar Powered Weather Station, an IoT iBeacon Application and a RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) IoT Inventory Tracking System. The software is presented as reusable libraries, primarily in Python and C with full source code available. Raspberry Pi IoT Projects: Prototyping Experiments for Makers is also a valuable learning resource for classrooms and learning labs. What You'll Learn build IOT projects with the Raspberry Pi Talk to sensors with the Raspberry Pi Use iBeacons with the IOT Raspberry Pi Communicate your IOT data to the Internet Build security into your IOT device Who This Book Is For Primary audience are those with some technical background, but not necessarily engineers. It will also appeal to technical people wanting to learn about the Raspberry Pi in a project-oriented method.
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Exploring Raspberry Pi

Interfacing to the Real World with Embedded Linux

Author: Derek Molloy

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119188709

Category: Computers

Page: 720

View: 3883

Expand Raspberry Pi capabilities with fundamental engineering principles Exploring Raspberry Pi is the innovators guide to bringing Raspberry Pi to life. This book favors engineering principles over a 'recipe' approach to give you the skills you need to design and build your own projects. You'll understand the fundamental principles in a way that transfers to any type of electronics, electronic modules, or external peripherals, using a "learning by doing" approach that caters to both beginners and experts. The book begins with basic Linux and programming skills, and helps you stock your inventory with common parts and supplies. Next, you'll learn how to make parts work together to achieve the goals of your project, no matter what type of components you use. The companion website provides a full repository that structures all of the code and scripts, along with links to video tutorials and supplementary content that takes you deeper into your project. The Raspberry Pi's most famous feature is its adaptability. It can be used for thousands of electronic applications, and using the Linux OS expands the functionality even more. This book helps you get the most from your Raspberry Pi, but it also gives you the fundamental engineering skills you need to incorporate any electronics into any project. Develop the Linux and programming skills you need to build basic applications Build your inventory of parts so you can always "make it work" Understand interfacing, controlling, and communicating with almost any component Explore advanced applications with video, audio, real-world interactions, and more Be free to adapt and create with Exploring Raspberry Pi.
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Raspberry Pi Projects for the Evil Genius

Author: Donald Norris

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071819568

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 224

View: 7173

A dozen fiendishly fun projects for the Raspberry Pi! This wickedly inventive guide shows you how to create all kinds of entertaining and practical projects with Raspberry Pi operating system and programming environment. In Raspberry Pi Projects for the Evil Genius, you’ll learn how to build a Bluetooth-controlled robot, a weather station, home automation and security controllers, a universal remote, and even a minimalist website. You’ll also find out how to establish communication between Android devices and the RasPi. Each fun, inexpensive Evil Genius project includes a detailed list of materials, sources for parts, schematics, and lots of clear, well-illustrated instructions for easy assembly. The larger workbook-style layout makes following the step-by-step instructions a breeze. Build these and other devious devices: LED blinker MP3 player Camera controller Bluetooth robot Earthquake detector Home automation controller Weather station Home security controller RFID door latch Remote power controller Radon detector Make Great Stuff! TAB, an imprint of McGraw-Hill Professional, is a leading publisher of DIY technology books for makers, hackers, and electronics hobbyists.
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Exploring Arduino

Tools and Techniques for Engineering Wizardry

Author: Jeremy Blum

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118786165

Category: Computers

Page: 384

View: 5101

Learn to easily build gadgets, gizmos, robots, and more using Arduino Written by Arduino expert Jeremy Blum, this unique book uses the popular Arduino microcontroller platform as an instrument to teach you about topics in electrical engineering, programming, and human-computer interaction. Whether you're a budding hobbyist or an engineer, you'll benefit from the perfectly paced lessons that walk you through useful, artistic, and educational exercises that gradually get more advanced. In addition to specific projects, the book shares best practices in programming and design that you can apply to your own projects. Code snippets and schematics will serve as a useful reference for future projects even after you've mastered all the topics in the book. Includes a number of projects that utilize different capabilities of the Arduino, while interfacing with external hardware Features chapters that build upon each other, tying in concepts from previous chapters to illustrate new ones Includes aspects that are accompanied by video tutorials and other multimedia content Covers electrical engineering and programming concepts, interfacing with the world through analog and digital sensors, communicating with a computer and other devices, and internet connectivity Explains how to combine smaller topics into more complex projects Shares downloadable materials and source code for everything covered in the book Projects compatible with many official Arduino boards including Arduino Uno; Arduino Leonardo; Arduino Mega 2560; Arduino Due; Arduino Nano; Arduino Mega ADK; LilyPad Arduino and may work with Arduino-compatible boards such as Freeduino and new third party certified boards such as the Intel Galileo Exploring Arduino takes you on an adventure and provides you with exclusive access to materials not found anywhere else!
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Raspberry Pi Hacks

Tips & Tools for Making Things with the Inexpensive Linux Computer

Author: Ruth Suehle,Tom Callaway

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449362311

Category: Computers

Page: 394

View: 5931

With more than 60 practical and creative hacks, this book helps you turn Raspberry Pi into the centerpiece of some cool electronics projects. Want to create a controller for a camera or a robot? Set up Linux distributions for media centers or PBX phone systems? That’s just the beginning of what you’ll find inside Raspberry Pi Hacks. If you’re looking to build either a software or hardware project with more computing power than Arduino alone can provide, Raspberry Pi is just the ticket. And the hacks in this book will give you lots of great ideas. Use configuration hacks to get more out of your Pi Build your own web server or remote print server Take the Pi outdoors to monitor your garden or control holiday lights Connect with SETI or construct an awesome Halloween costume Hack the Pi’s Linux OS to support more complex projects Decode audio/video formats or make your own music player Achieve a low-weight payload for aerial photography Build a Pi computer cluster or a solar-powered lab
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Linux for Makers

Understanding the Operating System That Runs Raspberry Pi and Other Maker SBCs

Author: Aaron Newcomb

Publisher: Maker Media, Inc.

ISBN: 1680451790

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 264

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Linux is a powerful open-source operating system that has been around for many years and is widely used for running servers and websites. But most students and Makers encounter it for the first time when they are working on projects with their Raspberry Pi or similar single-board computers (SBCs) such as BeagleBone Black or Intel Galileo. Linux for Makers is the first book that explains the Linux operating system specifically for Makers, as opposed to programmers and administrators. By gaining a deeper understanding of Linux, Makers can add another useful tool to their kit that will help them build their projects more easily. Written with the Maker in mind, this book will focus mostly on Rasbian running on the Raspberry Pi as it is the most prolific in the ecosystem today. However most of the topics covered will apply broadly to other Linux distributions and will be called out when they may differ. Many times users cut and paste from a website tutorial into the Linux command line without understanding what they are actually doing only to be frustrated when they want to modify or tweak something to suit their needs. Also, many Makers shy away from using the Raspberry Pi or similar board because they feel Linux is too foreign and they think using a command line will be more difficult than using a GUI. This book aims to overcome those fears and provide a foundation for further learning and exploration. To that end, this book will focus on the basic principles that a Maker would need to know as opposed to other resources that go into detail that is not particularly relevant to building projects.
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Raspberry Pi Projects

Author: Andrew Robinson,Mike Cook

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118555562

Category: Computers

Page: 480

View: 6731

Learn to build software and hardware projects featuring the Raspberry Pi! Congratulations on becoming a proud owner of a Raspberry Pi! Following primers on getting your Pi up and running and programming with Python, the authors walk you through 16 fun projects of increasing sophistication that let you develop your Raspberry Pi skills. Among other things you will: Write simple programs, including a tic-tac-toe game Re-create vintage games similar to Pong and Pac-Man Construct a networked alarm system with door sensors and webcams Build Pi-controlled gadgets including a slot car racetrack and a door lock Create a reaction timer and an electronic harmonograph Construct a Facebook-enabled Etch A Sketch-type gadget and a Twittering toy Raspberry Pi Projects is an excellent way to dig deeper into the capabilities of the Pi and to have great fun while doing it.
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30 BeagleBone Black Projects for the Evil Genius

Author: Christopher Rush

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071839291

Category: Computers

Page: 320

View: 3942

Fiendishly Fun Ways to Use the BeagleBone Black! This wickedly inventive guide shows you how to program and build fun and fascinating projects with the BeagleBone Black. You’ll learn how to connect the BeagleBone Black to your computer and program it, quickly mastering BoneScript and other programming tools so you can get started right away. 30 BeagleBone Black Projects for the Evil Genius is filled with a wide variety of do-it-yourself LED, sensor, robotics, display, audio, and spy gadgets. You’ll also get tips and techniques that will help you design your own ingenious devices. Features step-by-step instructions and helpful illustrations Provides full schematic and breadboard layout diagrams for the projects Includes detailed programming code Removes the frustration factor—all required parts are listed along with sources Build these and other clever creations: High-powered LED Morse code sender RGB LED fader GPS tracker Temperature sensor Light level indicator Web-controlled rover Plant hydration system Sentinel turret 7-segment clock Display for sensor information Internet radio Imperial march indicator Intruder alert using Twitter API Lie detector Auto dog barker
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Designing the Internet of Things

Author: Adrian McEwen,Hakim Cassimally

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118430654

Category: Computers

Page: 336

View: 3570

Take your idea from concept to production with this unique guide Whether it's called physical computing, ubiquitous computing, or the Internet of Things, it's a hot topic in technology: how to channel your inner Steve Jobs and successfully combine hardware, embedded software, web services, electronics, and cool design to create cutting-edge devices that are fun, interactive, and practical. If you'd like to create the next must-have product, this unique book is the perfect place to start. Both a creative and practical primer, it explores the platforms you can use to develop hardware or software, discusses design concepts that will make your products eye-catching and appealing, and shows you ways to scale up from a single prototype to mass production. Helps software engineers, web designers, product designers, and electronics engineers start designing products using the Internet-of-Things approach Explains how to combine sensors, servos, robotics, Arduino chips, and more with various networks or the Internet, to create interactive, cutting-edge devices Provides an overview of the necessary steps to take your idea from concept through production If you'd like to design for the future, Designing the Internet of Things is a great place to start.
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Arduino Home Automation Projects

Author: Marco Schwartz

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1783986077

Category: Computers

Page: 132

View: 8724

This book is divided into projects that are explained in a step-by-step format, with practical instructions that are easy to follow. If you want to build your own home automation systems wirelessly using the Arduino platform, this is the book for you. You will need to have some basic experience in Arduino and general programming languages, such as C and C++ to understand the projects in this book.
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Make: Sensors

A Hands-On Primer for Monitoring the Real World with Arduino and Raspberry Pi

Author: Tero Karvinen,Kimmo Karvinen,Ville Valtokari

Publisher: Maker Media, Inc.

ISBN: 1449368069

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 400

View: 6385

Make: Sensors is the definitive introduction and guide to the sometimes-tricky world of using sensors to monitor the physical world. With dozens of projects and experiments for you to build, this book shows you how to build sensor projects with both Arduino and Raspberry Pi. Use Arduino when you need a low-power, low-complexity brain for your sensor, and choose Raspberry Pi when you need to perform additional processing using the Linux operating system running on that device.You'll learn about touch sensors, light sensors, accelerometers, gyroscopes, magnetic sensors, as well as temperature, humidity, and gas sensors.
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