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Build your own distributed sensor network to collect, analyze, and visualize real-time data about our human environment—including noise level, temperature, and people flow. With this hands-on book, you’ll learn how to turn your project idea into working hardware, using the easy-to-learn Arduino microcontroller and off-the-shelf sensors.

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On Aug 24 Carol Willing wrote: Weekend Wisdom: Distributed Network Data by Alasdair Allan and Kipp Bradford (O’Reilly Media)
If you want to create a network of multi-sensor Arduino modules that share information, this book delivers. The authors’ extensive "hands on" experience produces a practical recipe for success. Beginners through intermediate users will appreciate the clarity of steps building from parts to a working network of sensor modules. Full Review  >

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On Jun 24 Charles Martin wrote: Great guide to building a wireless Arduino sensor node, not much on interpretation.
"Distributed Network Data" is a beginner's guide to building a swarm of wirelessly-connected Arduino-powered "motes" or sensor nodes. This book takes the reader step by step through the process of creating an Arduino based sensor node equipped with a combined temperature and humidity sensor, a motion sensor, and a microphone. This sensor "mote" is connected to a receiving computer via an XBee wireless module. On the receiving side, we connect a master XBee directly to a computer to receive data from one or more "motes", log it all to a text file and graph it with Processing or LabVIEW. Full Review  >

Rating: StarStarStarStarStar3.0

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