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Arduino Home Automation Projects : Automate your Home using the powerful Arduino Platform Download PDF

Arduino Home Automation Projects : Automate your Home using the powerful Arduino Platform Download PDF
Arduino Home Automation Projects : Automate your Home using the powerful Arduino Platform PDF
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Arduino Home Automation Projects : Automate your Home using the powerful Arduino Platform

About Of The Book :

This book is for all those who are willing to build their home automation systems based on Arduino.You don't need to know anything about the Arduino platform beforehand, since all the projects will be explained step-by-step with clear instructions. The only thing you need to follow the projects found in this book is basic knowledge of electronics and programming. This book is also for electronics hobbyists who want to learn more about doing projects with the Arduino platform. By doing these projects around home automation, you will learn about every aspect of the Arduino platform: how to  interface sensors and actuators with Arduino, how to use wireless modules, and even how to build your own Arduino system from scratch. Finally, this book is also for people willing to learn more about the Internet of Things using Arduino. Nearly all the chapters of the book include wireless communications,  and two chapters of the book are dedicated to sending some data to the cloud so that it can be monitored from anywhere.
Home automation is a topic that has been around for many years. It includes everything that you can imagine to control and automate your home. The most widely spread example is the alarm system of your home. Motion sensors, contact sensors, and the central device that orchestrates your alarm system are generally the main components of any home automation system. There are countless devices that are available for home automation. You can buy complete home automation devices from a lot of stores, and even get them installed in your home. However, many of these systems are very expensive, impossible to be customized for your own needs, and have outdated user interfaces. On the other hand, we have the Arduino platform. Arduino is a platform that you can use to quickly prototype electronic systems. It is now used by millions of people around the world to build more complex systems. It is actually the perfect platform to build home automation systems. Because of the flexibility of the Arduino platform, we are going to see that it is easy to interface with various sensors and actuators that are usually found in many home automation systems. It can also be interfaced with many wireless systems, such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, or XBee. In this book, we are going to see how to build home automation systems with Arduino. We will first build systems based on commercially available Arduino boards. For example, we are going to build a temperature sensor based on Arduino and Bluetooth. We are also going to integrate some of these systems in an Internet of Things perspective, by sending some data directly to a cloud service. Finally, we are also going to see how to hack commercially available devices and build your own home automation systems from scratch.

Contents Of The Book :

-Chapter 1: Building Wireless XBee Motion Detectors 
Hardware and software requirements 
Hardware configuration 
Interfacing the PIR sensor with Arduino 
Programming an XBee motion detector 
Building a graphical interface for your XBee motion detectors 
-Chapter 2: Control Lights from Your Phone or Tablet 
Hardware and software requirements 
Hardware configuration 
Testing the relays and Wi-Fi connection 
Building a graphical interface to control the relays 
Testing the graphical interface 
-Chapter 3: Measuring the Temperature Using Bluetooth 
Hardware and software requirements 
Hardware configuration 
Creating the Arduino sketch 
Testing the temperature and humidity sensor 
Measuring the temperature and humidity remotely 
-Chapter 4: Weather Station in the Cloud with Xively 
Hardware and software requirements 
Connecting the different components 
Testing the sensors 
Setting up your Xively account
Building the Arduino sketch 
Log in and display data on Xively 
-Chapter 5: Monitor Your Energy Consumption in the Cloud 
Hardware and software requirements 
Making hardware connections 
Testing the project 
Configuring your Xively account 
Sending power consumption data to Xively 
-Chapter 6: Hack a Commercial Home Automation Device 
Hardware and software requirements 
Hardware configuration 
Controlling the device from your computer 
Building a graphical interface 
-Chapter 7: Build Your Own Home Automation System 
Hardware and software requirements 
Building an Arduino system from scratch 
Testing the Arduino system 
Designing a PCB for your home automation system 
Fabricating the board 
Designing and 3D printing a case for your home automation project 

Information Of The Book :

Title: Arduino Home Automation Projects : Automate your Home using the powerful Arduino Platform.
Language: English.
Size: 11.2 Mb.
Pages: 132.
Format: PDF.
Author: Marco Schwartz.