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Intel Edison Projects

Book Description

Build powerful Robots and IoT solutions using Intel Edison

About This Book

  • Learn to build advanced level robots with Intel Edison and Arduino
  • Efficiently build and program home automation and IoT projects with Intel Edison
  • Master the skills of creating enticing projects with Intel Edison.

Who This Book Is For

If you are a hobbyist, robot engineer, IoT enthusiast, programmer, or developer who wants to create autonomous projects with Intel Edison, then this book is for you. Prior programming knowledge would be beneficial.

What You Will Learn

  • Program your device using the Arduino processor language, Python, and Node.js
  • Interface different sensors with the Intel Edison
  • Build a home automation system using MQTT, Android, and WPF
  • Perform face detection using Intel Edison
  • Develop a high-speed line follower robot
  • Control a robot using a PC application and an custom controller

In Detail

Change the way you look at embedded electronics with Intel Edison. It is a small computing platform packed with a set of robust features to deliver hands-on performance, durability, and software support.

This book is a perfect place to kickstart development and rapid prototyping using Intel Edison. It will start by introducing readers to the Intel Edison board and explaining how to get started with it. You will learn how to build a mini weather station, which will help you to acquire temperature and smoke level and push it to the IoT platform. Then you will see how to build a home automation device and control your appliances using an Android app. Furthermore, we will build a security system using a webcam to detect faces and perform voice recognition. Toward the end, the book will demonstrate how you can build two robots, which will be based on different line sensing sensors and can be controlled by a PC.

The book will guide the readers through each and every step of execution of a project, using Intel Edison.

Style and approach

A project-based guide that will take the readers through various domains of projects like robotics, IoT and so on.

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Table of Contents

  1. About the Author
  2. About the Reviewer
  3. 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 this book
      3. Errata
      4. Piracy
      5. Questions
  4. Setting up Intel Edison
    1. Initial hardware setup
      1. Downloading the necessary software packages
        1. Drivers and miscellaneous downloads
      2. Plugging in your device
      3. Flashing your device
      4. Configuring the device
    2. Arduino IDE
      1. Python
    3. Intel XDK for IoT (Node.js)
    4. Summary
  5. Weather Station (IoT)
    1. Overview of IoT and its usage
      1. Architecture of a typical IoT project
        1. Sensors
        2. Controllers
        3. Actuators
        4. Cloud or IoT platform
        5. Dashboards and alerts
      2. Interfacing sensors with Intel Edison
      3. Explanation of the code
      4. Connecting the device and uploading to the cloud (dweet.io)
      5. Live use case of an IoT project - mini weather station
      6. Architecture of the system
      7. Hardware components and detailed circuit diagram
      8. Code for weather station stage 1, acquiring data from all the sensors and displaying it in the console
    2. Open-ended task for the reader
    3. Summary
  6. Intel Edison and IoT (Home Automation)
    1. Controlling devices using the Internet - concepts
    2. REST services
    3. Instructions or alerts (present on most IoT platforms)
    4. Architecture
      1. MQTT protocol overview
    5. Using Intel Edison to push data by using the MQTT protocol
    6. Getting data to Edison by using MQTT
    7. Home automation using Intel Edison, MQTT, Android, and WPF
      1. Hardware components and circuit
      2. Final circuit
    8. Android application for controlling Intel Edison using MQTT
    9. Windows Presentation Foundation application for controlling using MQTT
      1. Sample "Hello World" application in WPF
    10. Open-ended task for the reader
    11. Summary
  7. Intel Edison and Security System
    1. Speech/voice processing using Edison
      1. Devices required
      2. Speech processing library
      3. Initial configuration
      4. Writing the code
      5. Let's start with the algorithm
    2. Door lock/unlock based on voice commands
      1. Circuit diagram
      2. Configuring the servo library for Python
      3. Language model
      4. Conclusion of speech processing using the Intel Edison
    3. Image processing using the Intel Edison
      1. Initial configuration
    4. Real-time video display using OpenCV
    5. Face detection theory
      1. Segmentation based on color
      2. Feature-based recognition
      3. Code for face detection
    6. Intel Edison code
    7. Open-ended task for the reader
    8. Summary
  8. Autonomous Robotics with Intel Edison
    1. Architecture of a typical robotic system
    2. Intel Edison as a controller
    3. Connecting sensors to the Intel Edison
      1. Ultrasonic sensor (HCSR04)
        1. Applications of HCSR04
      2. Infrared sensors
        1. Working methodology
        2. Digital and analog outputs for infrared sensors
        3. Calibration of the infrared sensor module
        4. Hardware setup for calibration and sensor reading
    4. Actuators - DC motors and servos
      1. Motor drivers
      2. L293D
      3. Circuit diagram
      4. Speed control of DC motors
    5. More advanced motor drivers
    6. Line follower robot (patching everything together)
      1. Fundamental concepts of a line follower
      2. Robot motion execution
      3. Hardware requirements for line follower robots
      4. Advanced line follower robot concepts
    7. Proportional integral derivative - based control
    8. Open-ended question for the reader
    9. Summary
  9. Manual Robotics with Intel Edison
    1. Manual robotic system
    2. Chassis in robotics: 2WD and 4WD
      1. Two-wheel drive
      2. Serial port communication with Intel Edison
    3. Making the system wireless
    4. WPF application for LED on and off
    5. High performance motor driver sample with code
    6. 4WD UGV (black-e-track)
    7. Universal robot controller for UGV
    8. Open-ended question for the reader
    9. Summary