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Programming Your Home: Automate with Arduino, Android, and Your Computer

Book Details

Paperback: 200 pages
Publisher: Pragmatic Bookshelf (March 6, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1934356905
ISBN-13: 978-1934356906
File Size: 11.4 Mb | File Format: Epub + PDF

Book Description

In Programming Your Home, technology enthusiast Mike Riley walks you through a variety of custom home automation projects, ranging from a phone application that alerts you to package deliveries at your front door to an electronic guard dog that will prevent unwanted visitors.

Open locked doors using your smartphone. Assemble a bird feeder that posts Twitter tweets to tell you when the birds are feeding or when bird seed runs low. Have your home speak to you when you receive email or tell you about important events such as the arrival of visitors, and much more!

You’ll learn how to use Android smartphones, Arduinos, X10 controllers and a wide array of sensors, servos, programming languages, web frameworks and mobile SDKs. Programming Your Home is written for smartphone programmers, web developers, technology tinkerers, and anyone who enjoys building cutting-edge, Do-It-Yourself electronic projects.

This book will give you the inspiration and understanding to construct amazing automation capabilities that will transform your residence into the smartest home in your neighborhood!

What You Need:

To get the most out of Programming Your Home, you should have some familiarity with the Arduinohardware platform along with a passion for tinkering. You should enjoy innovative thinking and learning exercises as well as have some practical application development experience. The projects use a variety ofhardware components including sensors and actuators, mobile devices, and wireless radios, and we’ll even tell you where you can get them.

Table of Contents

Part I—Preparations
1. Getting Started
2. Requirements

Part II—Projects
3. Water Level Notifier
4. Electric Guard Dog
5. Tweeting Bird Feeder
6. Package Delivery Detector
7. Web-Enabled Light Switch
8. Curtain Automation
9. Android Door Lock
10. Giving Your Home a Voice

Part III—Predictions
11. Future Designs
12. More Project Ideas

Part IV—Appendices
A1. Installing Arduino Libraries
A2. Bibliography

Review 

“Have been looking at some automation projects around the house and I already use the arduino in a limited capacity. The book shares numerous projects to help get someone started in this direction. After looking at some of the projects I realized that I didn’t need so much computing power at the input side of the automation projects I had in mind. I basically needed an open or closed signal sent. I also started to make my wishlist longer and decided I would like to view those open or closed signals from my smart phone. The book does cover remotely viewing, with a computer, changes in the system and can be accessed online. I’ve decided to look at the xbee hardware a little more closely for my projects but it probably wouldn’t have come to mind if I hadn’t looked at this book first. Next book will be Building Wireless Sensor Networks: with ZigBee, XBee, Arduino, and Processing.”— By fwfire12

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