Computers

Beginning Sensor Networks with Arduino and Raspberry Pi

Author: Charles Bell

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 143025825X

Category: Computers

Page: 372

View: 6447

Beginning Sensor Networks with Arduino and Raspberry Pi teaches you how to build sensor networks with Arduino, Raspberry Pi, and XBee radio modules, and even shows you how to turn your Raspberry Pi into a MySQL database server to store your sensor data! First you'll learn about the different types of sensors and sensor networks, including how to build a simple XBee network. Then you'll walk through building an Arduino-based temperature sensor and data collector, followed by building a Raspberry Pi-based sensor node. Next you'll learn different ways to store sensor data, including writing to an SD card, sending data to the cloud, and setting up a Raspberry Pi MySQL server to host your data. You even learn how to connect to and interact with a MySQL database server directly from an Arduino! Finally you'll learn how to put it all together by connecting your Arduino sensor node to your new Raspberry Pi database server. If you want to see how well Arduino and Raspberry Pi can get along, especially to create a sensor network, then Beginning Sensor Networks with Arduino and Raspberry Pi is just the book you need.
Computers

Practical Raspberry Pi

Author: Brendan Horan

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1430249722

Category: Computers

Page: 272

View: 3530

Practical Raspberry Pi takes you quickly through the hardware and software basics of the Raspberry Pi. Author Brendan Horan then gets you started on a series of fun and practical projects, including a simple temperature sensor, a media center, a real-time clock, and even a security monitoring device, all of which require minimal programming experience. Along with these projects, you'll learn all about the Raspberry Pi hardware, including how it can be so powerful and still so small and inexpensive, why it's so suitable as a video player, and how you can customize it for different tasks, including running different operating systems on it, including Android and RISC OS. The Raspberry Pi is an inexpensive but relatively powerful little computer. It was designed to get kids interested in computing and programming, but it's also a great platform for hardware hackery. The projects in this book will get you deep into the hardware to show you what the Raspberry Pi can really do.
Technology & Engineering

The Hands-on XBEE Lab Manual

Experiments that Teach You XBEE Wirelesss Communications

Author: Jonathan A. Titus

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0123914043

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 324

View: 3421

Get the practical knowledge you need to set up and deploy XBee modules with this hands-on, step-by-step series of experiments The only book to cover XBee in practical fashion; enables you to get up and running quickly with step-by-step tutorials. Provides insight into the product data sheets, saving you time and helping you get straight to the information you need. Includes troubleshooting and testing information, plus downloadable configuration files and fully-documented source code to illustrate and explain operations. The Hands-on XBee Lab Manual takes the reader through a range of experiments, using a hands-on approach. Each section demonstrates module set up and configuration, explores module functions and capabilities, and, where applicable, introduces the necessary microcontrollers and software to control and communicate with the modules. Experiments cover simple setup of modules, establishing a network of modules, identifying modules in the network, and some sensor-interface designs. This book explains, in practical terms, the basic capabilities and potential uses of XBee modules, and gives engineers the know-how that they need to apply the technology to their networks and embedded systems. The only book to cover XBee in practical fashion; enables you to get up and running quickly with step-by-step tutorials. • Provides insight into the product data sheets, saving you time and helping you get straight to the information you need. • Includes troubleshooting and testing information, plus downloadable configuration files and fully-documented source code to illustrate and explain operations.
Computers

Beginning Arduino

Author: Michael McRoberts

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1430250178

Category: Computers

Page: 424

View: 6216

Want to light up a display? Control a touch screen? Program a robot? The Arduino is a microcontroller board that can help you do all of these things, plus nearly anything you can dream up. Even better, it's inexpensive and, with the help of Beginning Arduino, Second Edition, easy to learn. In Beginning Arduino, Second Edition, you will learn all about the popular Arduino by working your way through a set of 50 cool projects. You'll progress from a complete Arduino beginner to intermediate Arduino and electronic skills and the confidence to create your own amazing projects. You'll also learn about the newest Arduino boards like the Uno and the Leonardo along the way. Absolutely no experience in programming or electronics required! Each project is designed to build upon the knowledge learned in earlier projects and to further your knowledge of Arduino programming and electronics. By the end of the book you will be able to create your own projects confidently and with creativity. You'll learn about: Controlling LEDs Displaying text and graphics on LCD displays Making a line-following robot Using digital pressure sensors Reading and writing data to SD cards Connecting your Arduino to the Internet This book is for electronics enthusiasts who are new to the Arduino as well as artists and hobbyists who want to learn this very popular platform for physical computing and electronic art. Please note: The print version of this title is black and white; the eBook is full color. The color fritzing diagrams are available in the source code downloads on http://www.apress.com/9781430250166
Computers

Getting Started with Sensors

Measure the World with Electronics, Arduino, and Raspberry Pi

Author: Kimmo Karvinen,Tero Karvinen

Publisher: Maker Media, Inc.

ISBN: 1449367046

Category: Computers

Page: 140

View: 2578

To build electronic projects that can sense the physical world, you need to build circuits based around sensors: electronic components that react to physical phenomena by sending an electrical signal. Even with only basic electronic components, you can build useful and educational sensor projects. But if you incorporate Arduino or Raspberry Pi into your project, you can build much more sophisticated projects that can react in interesting ways and even connect to the Internet. This book starts by teaching you the basic electronic circuits to read and react to a sensor. It then goes on to show how to use Arduino to develop sensor systems, and wraps up by teaching you how to build sensor projects with the Linux-powered Raspberry Pi.
Computers

Building Wireless Sensor Networks

with ZigBee, XBee, Arduino, and Processing

Author: Robert Faludi

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449302742

Category: Computers

Page: 322

View: 8053

Get ready to create distributed sensor systems and intelligent interactive devices using the ZigBee wireless networking protocol and Series 2 XBee radios. By the time you're halfway through this fast-paced, hands-on guide, you'll have built a series of useful projects, including a complete ZigBee wireless network that delivers remotely sensed data. Radio networking is creating revolutions in volcano monitoring, performance art, clean energy, and consumer electronics. As you follow the examples in each chapter, you'll learn how to tackle inspiring projects of your own. This practical guide is ideal for inventors, hackers, crafters, students, hobbyists, and scientists. Investigate an assortment of practical and intriguing project ideas Prep your ZigBee toolbox with an extensive shopping list of parts and programs Create a simple, working ZigBee network with XBee radios in less than two hours -- for under $100 Use the Arduino open source electronics prototyping platform to build a series of increasingly complex projects Get familiar with XBee's API mode for creating sensor networks Build fully scalable sensing and actuation systems with inexpensive components Learn about power management, source routing, and other XBee technical nuances Make gateways that connect with neighboring networks, including the Internet
Computers

Raspberry Pi IoT Projects

Prototyping Experiments for Makers

Author: John C. Shovic

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1484213777

Category: Computers

Page: 233

View: 3194

Build your own Internet of Things (IoT) projects for prototyping and proof-of-concept purposes. This book contains the tools needed to build a prototype of your design, sense the environment, communicate with the Internet (over the Internet and Machine to Machine communications) and display the results. Raspberry Pi IoT Projects provides several IoT projects and designs are shown from the start to the finish including an IoT Heartbeat Monitor, an IoT Swarm, IoT Solar Powered Weather Station, an IoT iBeacon Application and a RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) IoT Inventory Tracking System. The software is presented as reusable libraries, primarily in Python and C with full source code available. Raspberry Pi IoT Projects: Prototyping Experiments for Makers is also a valuable learning resource for classrooms and learning labs. What You'll Learn build IOT projects with the Raspberry Pi Talk to sensors with the Raspberry Pi Use iBeacons with the IOT Raspberry Pi Communicate your IOT data to the Internet Build security into your IOT device Who This Book Is For Primary audience are those with some technical background, but not necessarily engineers. It will also appeal to technical people wanting to learn about the Raspberry Pi in a project-oriented method.
Computers

Building Wireless Sensor Networks Using Arduino

Author: Matthijs Kooijman

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1784397156

Category: Computers

Page: 192

View: 2772

Leverage the powerful Arduino and XBee platforms to monitor and control your surroundings About This Book Build your own low-power, wireless network using ready-made Arduino and XBee hardware Create a complex project using the Arduino prototyping platform A guide that explains the concepts and builds upon them with the help of examples to form projects Who This Book Is For This book is targeted at embedded system developers and hobbyists who have some working knowledge of Arduino and who wish to extend their projects using wireless connectivity. What You Will Learn Interact with XBee boards using the XCTU program on Windows, OS X, or Linux Make your Arduino boards communicate wirelessly, using XBee modules in the advanced API mode Centrally collect and store measured sensor data, in the cloud or your own database Connect the coordinator Arduino to the Internet and send data to web services Control your environment automatically, based on sensor input from your network Interact with off-the-shelf ZigBee Home Automation devices Make your devices battery-powered and let them sleep to get months or even years of battery life In Detail Arduino has been established as the de facto standard microcontroller programming platform, being used for one-off do-it-yourself projects as well as prototypes for actual products. By providing a myriad of libraries, the Arduino community has made it very easy to interact with pretty much any piece of hardware out there. XBee offers a great range of low-power wireless solutions that are easy to work with, by taking all of the complexity of wireless (mesh) networking out of your hands and letting you focus on what to send without worrying about the how. Building wireless sensor networks is cost-effective as well as efficient as it will be done with Arduino support. The book starts with a brief introduction to various wireless protocols, concepts, and the XBee hardware that enables their use. Then the book expands to explain the Arduino boards to you, letting them read and send sensor data, collect that data centrally, and then even control your home from the Internet. Moving further more advanced topics such as interacting through the standard Zigbee Home Automation protocol, or making your application power-efficient are covered. By the end of the book, you will have all the tools needed to build complete, real-world solutions. Style and approach A hands-on guide, featuring a single home automation project that can be built as described or with endless variations. Every step is illustrated with complete examples and screenshots, allowing you to build the examples swiftly.
Business & Economics

The Palgrave Handbook of Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Author: Gyöngyi Kovács,Karen Spens,Mohammad Moshtari

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137590998

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 747

View: 3841

Focusing on the specific challenges of research design and exploring the opportunities of conducting research in humanitarian logistics and supply chain management, this handbook is a significant contribution to future research. Chapters include extensive descriptions of methods used, highlighting their advantages and disadvantages, and the challenges in scoping, sampling, collecting and analysing data, as well as ensuring the quality of studies. Covering a wide variety of topics including risk and resilience and the impact of humanitarian logistics on capacity building, sustainability and the local economy, it also explores the need for scalability and co-ordination in the humanitarian network. Contributors provide important insight on future directions and offer crucial guidance for researchers conducting projects within the field.
Mathematics

Military Applications of Data Analytics

Author: Kevin Huggins

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0429818262

Category: Mathematics

Page: 194

View: 9405

The military produces, senses, and consumes a tremendous amount of data. Developing ways to effectively leverage these troves of data to enhance operations is a persistent goal. This book explores data analytics techniques that military scientists and practitioners around the world are doing to achieve this. The book is organized around data analytics applications in the primary military domains of personnel, intelligence, operations, and logistics.
Computers

Beginning Robotics with Raspberry Pi and Arduino

Using Python and OpenCV

Author: Jeff Cicolani

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1484234626

Category: Computers

Page: 363

View: 6664

Learn how to use a Raspberry Pi in conjunction with an Arduino to build a basic robot with advanced capabilities. Getting started in robotics does not have to be difficult. This book is an insightful and rewarding introduction to robotics and a catalyst for further directed study. You'll be led step by step through the process of building a robot that uses the power of a Linux based computer paired with the simplicity of Arduino. You’ll learn why the Raspberry Pi is a great choice for a robotics platform; its strengths as well as its shortcomings; how to overcome these limitations by implementing an Arduino; and the basics of the Python programming language as well as some of the more powerful features. With the Raspberry Pi you can give your project the power of a Linux computer, while Arduino makes interacting with sensors and motors very easy. These two boards are complimentary in their functions; where one falters the other performs admirably. The book also includes references to other great works to help further your growth in the exciting, and now accessible, field of smart robotics. As a bonus, the final chapter of the book demonstrates the real power of the Raspberry Pi by implementing a basic vision system. Using OpenCV and a standard USB web cam, you will build a robot that can chase a ball. What You'll Learn Install Raspbian, the operating system that drives the Raspberry Pi Drive motors through an I2C motor controller Read data through sensors attached to an Arduino Who This Book Is For Hobbyists and students looking for a rapid start in robotics. It assumes no technical background. Readers are guided to pursue the areas that interest them in more detail as they learn.
Technology & Engineering

Make: Action

Movement, Light, and Sound with Arduino and Raspberry Pi

Author: Simon Monk

Publisher: Maker Media, Inc.

ISBN: 1457187752

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 360

View: 4941

Beginning with the basics and moving gradually to greater challenges, this book takes you step-by-step through experiments and projects that show you how to make your Arduino or Raspberry Pi create and control movement, light, and sound. In other words: action! The Arduino is a simple microcontroller with an easy-to-learn programming environment, while the Raspberry Pi is a tiny Linux-based computer. This book clearly explains the differences between the Arduino and Raspberry Pi, when to use them, and to which purposes each are best suited. Using these widely available and inexpensive platforms, you'll learn to control LEDs, motors of various types, solenoids, AC (alternating current) devices, heaters, coolers, displays, and sound. You'll even discover how to monitor and control these devices over the Internet. Working with solderless breadboards, you'll get up and running quickly, learning how to make projects that are as fun as they are informative. In Make: Action, you'll learn to: Build a can crusher using a linear actuator with your Arduino Have an Arduino water your plants Build a personal traffic signal using LEDs Make a random balloon popper with Arduino Cool down your beverages with a thermostatic drink cooler you build yourself Understand and use the PID control algorithm Use Raspberry Pi to create a puppet dance party that moves to your tweets!
Computers

Smart Home Automation with Linux and Raspberry Pi

Author: Steven Goodwin

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1430258888

Category: Computers

Page: 328

View: 338

Smart Home Automation with Linux and Raspberry Pi shows you how to automate your lights, curtains, music, and more, and control everything via a laptop or mobile phone. You'll learn how to use Linux, including Linux on Raspberry Pi, to control appliances and everything from kettles to curtains, including how to hack game consoles and even incorporate LEGO Mindstorms into your smart home schemes. You’ll discover the practicalities on wiring a house in terms of both and power and networking, along with the selection and placement of servers. There are also explanations on handling communication to (and from) your computer with speech, SMS, email, and web. Finally, you’ll see how your automated appliances can collaborate to become a smart home. Smart Home Automation with Linux was already an excellent resource for home automation, and in this second edition, Steven Goodwin will show you how a house can be fully controlled by its occupants, all using open source software and even open source hardware like Raspberry Pi and Arduino.
Computers

Beginning Artificial Intelligence with the Raspberry Pi

Author: Donald J. Norris

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1484227433

Category: Computers

Page: 369

View: 5924

Gain a gentle introduction to the world of Artificial Intelligence (AI) using the Raspberry Pi as the computing platform. Most of the major AI topics will be explored, including expert systems, machine learning both shallow and deep, fuzzy logic control, and more! AI in action will be demonstrated using the Python language on the Raspberry Pi. The Prolog language will also be introduced and used to demonstrate fundamental AI concepts. In addition, the Wolfram language will be used as part of the deep machine learning demonstrations. A series of projects will walk you through how to implement AI concepts with the Raspberry Pi. Minimal expense is needed for the projects as only a few sensors and actuators will be required. Beginners and hobbyists can jump right in to creating AI projects with the Raspberry PI using this book. What You'll Learn What AI is and—as importantly—what it is not Inference and expert systems Machine learning both shallow and deep Fuzzy logic and how to apply to an actual control system When AI might be appropriate to include in a system Constraints and limitations of the Raspberry Pi AI implementation Who This Book Is For Hobbyists, makers, engineers involved in designing autonomous systems and wanting to gain an education in fundamental AI concepts, and non-technical readers who want to understand what AI is and how it might affect their lives.
Computers

Getting Started with Netduino

Author: Chris Walker

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449302459

Category: Computers

Page: 84

View: 4821

Presents step-by-step instructions for simple projects with Netduino and the .NET Micro Framework.
Technology & Engineering

Making Things Talk

Using Sensors, Networks, and Arduino to See, Hear, and Feel Your World

Author: Tom Igoe

Publisher: Maker Media, Inc.

ISBN: 1680452118

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 496

View: 4754

The workbenches of hobbyists, hackers, and makers have become overrun with microcontrollers, computers-on-a-chip that power homebrewed video games, robots, toys, and more. In Making Things Talk, Tom Igoe, one of the creators of Arduino, shows how to make these gadgets talk. Whether you need to connect some sensors to the Internet or create a device that can interact wirelessly with other creations, this book shows you what you need. Although they are powerful, the projects in this book are inexpensive to build: the Arduino microcontroller board itself ranges from around $25 to $40. The networking hardware covered here includes Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and can be had for $25 to $50. Fully updated for the latest Arduino hardware and software, this book lets you combine microcontrollers, sensors, and networking hardware to make things... and make them talk to each other!
Computers

Learn Electronics with Raspberry Pi

Physical Computing with Circuits, Sensors, Outputs, and Projects

Author: Stewart Watkiss

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1484218981

Category: Computers

Page: 290

View: 5874

Make a variety of cool projects using the Pi with programming languages like Scratch and Python, with no experience necessary. You'll learn how the Pi works, how to work with Raspbian Linux on the Pi, and how to design and create electronic circuits. Raspberry Pi is everywhere, it’s inexpensive, and it's a wonderful tool for teaching about electronics and programming. This book shows you how to create projects like an arcade game, disco lights, and infrared transmitter, and an LCD display. You'll also learn how to control Minecraft's Steve with a joystick and how to build a Minecraft house with a Pi, and even how to control a LEGO train with a Pi. You'll even learn how to create your own robot, including how to solder and even design a printed circuit board! Learning electronics can be tremendous fun — your first flashing LED circuit is a reason to celebrate! But where do you go from there, and how can you move into more challenging projects without spending a lot of money on proprietary kits? Learn Electronics with Raspberry Pi shows you how to and a lot more. What You'll Learn Design and build electronic circuits Make fun projects like an arcade game, a robot, and a Minecraft controller Program the Pi with Scratch and Python Who This Book Is For Makers, students, and teachers who want to learn about electronics and programming with the fun and low-cost Raspberry Pi.
Business & Economics

The Challenge for Africa

Author: Wangari Maathai

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0307390284

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 319

View: 1710

The troubles of Africa today are severe and wide-ranging. Yet, too often, they are portrayed by the media in extreme terms connoting poverty, dependence, and desperation. Here Wangari Maathai, Nobel Peace Prize laureate and founder of the Green Belt Movement, offers a refreshingly unique perspective on these challenges, even as she calls for a moral revolution among Africans themselves. Illuminating the complex and dynamic nature of the continent, Maathai offers “hardheaded hope” and “realistic options” for change and improvement. She deftly describes what Africans can and need to do for themselves, stressing all the while responsibility and accountability. Impassioned and empathetic, The Challenge for Africa is a book of immense importance.
Computers

Getting Started with Arduino

The Open Source Electronics Prototyping Platform

Author: Massimo Banzi,Michael Shiloh

Publisher: Maker Media, Inc.

ISBN: 1449363296

Category: Computers

Page: 262

View: 9806

Arduino is the open source electronics prototyping platform that has taken the Maker Movement by storm. This thorough introduction, updated for the latest Arduino release, helps you start prototyping right away. From obtaining the required components to putting the final touches on your project, all the information you need is here! Getting started with Arduino is a snap. To use the introductory examples in this guide, all you need is an Arduino Uno or Leonardo, along with a USB cable and an LED. The easy-to-use, free Arduino development environment runs on Mac, Windows, and Linux. In Getting Started with Arduino, you'll learn about: Interaction design and physical computing The Arduino board and its software environment Basics of electricity and electronics Prototyping on a solderless breadboard Drawing a schematic diagram Talking to a computer--and the cloud--from Arduino Building a custom plant-watering system
Computers

Make: Sensors

A Hands-On Primer for Monitoring the Real World with Arduino and Raspberry Pi

Author: Tero Karvinen,Kimmo Karvinen,Ville Valtokari

Publisher: Make Books

ISBN: 9781449368104

Category: Computers

Page: 377

View: 4482

Features over fifty sensor-based projects that use either Arduino or Raspberry Pi, including a personal breathalyzer and alcohol sensor, an e-mail smoke alarm, and a graphical sound visualizer.