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BeagleBone Home Automation Blueprints by Rodolfo Giometti

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Chapter 7. Facebook Plant Monitor

Social networks are very common nowadays, and having a monitoring (or controlling) system that interacts with them has become a must, especially for consumer systems.

In this chapter, we're going to see how to implement a plant monitor capable of measuring solar light, soil moisture, and the soil temperature (internal and external) along with how to take some pictures at specific intervals via a webcam.

The user will be able to control the monitor through a web interface and they can then decide to publish the plant pictures on their Facebook timeline.

The basics of functioning

In this project, I'm going to present a simple implementation of a plant monitor with the following two special features:

  • The first feature ...

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