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Getting Started with Sensors

Getting Started with Sensors Author Kimmo Karvinen
ISBN-10 9781449367046
Release 2014-08-14
Pages 140
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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.



Sensors for Mechatronics

Sensors for Mechatronics Author Paul P.L. Regtien
ISBN-10 9780128138113
Release 2018-04-18
Pages 394
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Sensors for Mechatronics, Second Edition, offers an overview of the sensors and sensor systems required and applied in mechatronics. Emphasis lies on the physical background of the operating principles that is illustrated with examples of commercially available sensors and recent developments. Chapters discuss the general aspects of sensors, with a special section on quantities, notations and relations. In addition, the book includes a section devoted to sensor errors and error minimization that apply to most of the sensors discussed. Each subsequent chapter deals with one class of sensors, pursuing a classification according to physical principles rather than measurands. Categories discussed include resistive, capacitive, inductive and magnetic, optical, piezoelectric and acoustic sensors. For each category of sensors, a number of applications is given. Where appropriate, a section is added on the interfacing of the sensor. Presents a fully revised, updated edition that focuses on industrial applications Provides comprehensive coverage of a wide variety of sensor concepts and basic measurement configurations Written by a recognized expert in the field with extensive experience in industry and teaching Suitable for practicing engineers and those wanting to learn more about sensors in mechatronics



Python Programming for Arduino

Python Programming for Arduino Author Pratik Desai
ISBN-10 9781783285945
Release 2015-02-27
Pages 400
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This is the book for you if you are a student, hobbyist, developer, or designer with little or no programming and hardware prototyping experience, and you want to develop IoT applications. If you are a software developer or a hardware designer and want to create connected devices applications, then this book will help you get started.



Internet of Things Programming with JavaScript

Internet of Things Programming with JavaScript Author Ruben Oliva Ramos
ISBN-10 9781785884863
Release 2017-02-17
Pages 298
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Learn the art of bringing the Internet of Things into your projects with the power of JavaScript About This Book This is a practical guide to help you configure and build a complete distributed IoT system from scratch using JavaScript Utilize the power of Node and HTML5 to develop web services and a centralized web server, enabling high-level communication between connected devices Control all your connected devices from the browser by setting up a common dashboard Who This Book Is For This book is for developers who are interested in learning how to communicate with connected devices in JavaScript to set up an IoT system. Some basic knowledge of JavaScript is expected. Hobbyists who want to explore the potential of IoT in JavaScript will also find this book useful. What You Will Learn Develop the skills to connected devices prepared the field to interact with the devices in a network system Internet of Things Find out how to connect sensors and actuators to the devices Send data to a web server connected devices Understand Internet of things using web services and database Configure a dashboard using HTML5 and JavaScript Control devices connected from a dashboard Monitor different devices from the dashboard Build an app for a smartphone to control different devices In Detail The Internet of Things (IoT) is an entirely new platform for developers and engineers, but one thing that remains consistent as we move into this new world, are the programming languages. JavaScript is the most widely used language over the Internet, and with IoT gaining momentum, you will learn how to harness the power of JavaScript to interact with connected devices. This book will teach you how to interact with endpoint devices by developing web services in JavaScript and also set up an interface to control all connected devices. This book begins with setting up a centralized web server that serves as a hub for all connected devices. The book then progresses further towards building web services to facilitate high-level communication between connected devices. Using Arduino and Raspberry Pi Zero as endpoint devices, the book will show you how devices can communicate with each other, perform a wide range of tasks, and also be controlled from a centralized location using JavaScript. The book ends with creating a hybrid app to control the devices that can be run from a browser or installed on a smartphone. Style and approach This book offers step-by-step guidance on how to set up a distributed IoT system using JavaScript. It will teach you how to interact with endpoint devices by developing web services in JavaScript and also set up an interface for controlling all connected devices.



Learn Electronics with Raspberry Pi

Learn Electronics with Raspberry Pi Author Stewart Watkiss
ISBN-10 9781484218983
Release 2016-06-15
Pages 290
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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.



Windows 10 for the Internet of Things

Windows 10 for the Internet of Things Author Charles Bell
ISBN-10 9781484221082
Release 2016-10-27
Pages 467
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Manage and control Internet-connected devices from Windows and Raspberry Pi. Master the Windows IoT Core application programming interface and feature set to develop Internet of Things applications on the Raspberry Pi using your Windows and .NET programming skills. Windows 10 for the Internet of Things presents a set of example projects covering a wide range of techniques designed specifically to jump start your own Internet of Things creativity. You'll learn everything you need to know about Windows IoT Core in order to develop Windows and IoT applications that run on the Pi. Microsoft’s release of Windows IoT Core is groundbreaking in how it makes the Raspberry Pi and Internet of Things programming accessible to Windows developers. Now it’s possible to develop for the Raspberry Pi using native Windows and all the related programming skills that Windows programmers have learned from developing desktop and mobile applications. Windows 10 becomes a gateway by which many can experience hardware and Internet of Things development who may never have had the opportunity otherwise. However, even savvy Windows programmers require help to get started with hardware development. This book, Windows 10 for the Internet of Things, provides just the help you need to get started in putting your Windows skills to use in a burgeoning new world of development for small devices that are ubiquitously connected to the Internet. What You Will Learn Learn Windows 10 on the Raspberry Pi Read sensor data and control actuators Connect to and transmit data into the cloud Remotely control your devices from any web browser Develop IOT applications under Windows using C# and Python Store your IOT data in a database for later analysis Who This Book Is For Developers and enthusiasts wanting to take their skills in Windows development and jump on board one of the largest and fastest growing trends to hit the technology world in years – that of connecting everyday devices to the Internet. This book shows how to develop for Microsoft’s operating-system for devices, Windows 10 IoT Core. Readers learn to develop in C# and Python using Visual Studio, for deployment on devices such as the Raspberry Pi and the Ardunio.



Embedded Systems and Robotics with Open Source Tools

Embedded Systems and Robotics with Open Source Tools Author Nilanjan Dey
ISBN-10 9781498734400
Release 2016-03-23
Pages 181
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Embedded Systems and Robotics with Open-Source Tools provides easy-to-understand and easy-to-implement guidance for rapid prototype development. Designed for readers unfamiliar with advanced computing technologies, this highly accessible book: Describes several cutting-edge open-source software and hardware technologies Examines a number of embedded computer systems and their practical applications Includes detailed projects for applying rapid prototype development skills in real time Embedded Systems and Robotics with Open-Source Tools effectively demonstrates that, with the help of high-performance microprocessors, microcontrollers, and highly optimized algorithms, one can develop smarter embedded devices.



ESP8266 Internet of Things Cookbook

ESP8266 Internet of Things Cookbook Author Marco Schwartz
ISBN-10 9781787283558
Release 2017-04-27
Pages 268
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Exploring the low cost WiFi module About This Book Leverage the ESP8266's on-board processing and storage capability Get hand- on experience of working on the ESP8266 Arduino Core and its various libraries A practical and enticing recipe-based book that will teach you how to make your environment smart using the ESP8266 Who This Book Is For This book is targeted at IOT enthusiasts who are well versed with electronics concepts and have a very basic familiarity with the ESP8266. Some experience with programming will be an advantage. What You Will Learn Measure data from a digital temperature and humidity sensor using the ESP8266 Explore advanced ESP8266 functionalities Control devices from anywhere in the world using MicroPython Troubleshoot issues with cloud data monitoring Tweet data from the Arduino board Build a cloud-connected power-switch with the ESP8266 Create an ESP8266 robot controlled from the cloud In Detail The ESP8266 Wi-Fi Module is a self contained System on Chip (SOC) with an integrated TCP/IP protocol stack and can give any microcontroller access to your Wi-Fi network. It is capable of either hosting an application or offloading all Wi-Fi networking functions from another application processor. This book contains practical recipes that will help you master all ESP8266 functionalities. You will start by configuring and customizing the chip in line with your requirements. Then you will focus on core topics such as on-board processing, sensors, GPIOs, programming, networking, integration with external components, and so on. We will also teach you how to leverage Arduino using the ESP8266 and you'll learn about its libraries, file system, OTA updates, and so on. The book also provide recipes on web servers, testing, connecting with the cloud, and troubleshooting techniques. Programming aspects include MicroPython and how to leverage it to get started with the ESP8266. Towards the end, we will use these concepts and create an interesting project (IOT). By the end of the book, readers will be proficient enough to use the ESP8266 board efficiently. Style and approach This recipe-based book will teach you to build projects using the ESP8266.



IoT Building Arduino Based Projects

IoT  Building Arduino Based Projects Author Peter Waher
ISBN-10 9781787126374
Release 2016-08-31
Pages 715
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Explore and learn about Internet of Things to develop interactive Arduino-based Internet projects About This Book Learn the capabilities and differences between popular protocols and communication patterns and how they can be used, and should not be used, to create secure and interoperable services and things Build Internet-based Arduino devices to make your home feel more secure Learn to protect cyber-physical systems and utilize forensic data analysis to beat vulnerabilities in your IoT ecosystem Learn best practices to secure your data from device to the cloud Who This Book Is For If you're a developer or electronics engineer who is curious about Internet of Things, then this is the course for you. A rudimentary understanding of electronics, Raspberry Pi, or similar credit-card sized computers, and some programming experience using managed code such as C# or Java will be helpful. Business analysts and managers will also find this course useful. What You Will Learn Know the capabilities and limitations of the HTTP, UPnP, CoAP, MQTT, and XMPP protocols Use important communication patterns, such as the request/respond, publish/subscribe, event subscription, asynchronous messaging, and multicasting patterns Build a portable Wi-Fi signal strength sensor to give haptic feedback about signal strength to the user Measure the water flow speed and volume with liquid flow sensors and record real-time readings Secure your home with motion-activated Arduino security cameras and upload images to the cloud Implement real-time data logging of a solar panel voltage with Arduino cloud connectors Track locations with GPS and upload location data to the cloud Control infrared-enabled devices with IR remote and Arduino Use Systems Security Engineering and Privacy-by-design principles to design a secure IoT ecosystem In Detail The IoT: Building Arduino-Based Projects course will take you on a journey to become an expert in the use of IoT by developing a set of projects and finally guide you onto securing your IoT environment. The course begins with exploring the popular HTTP, UPnP, CoAP, MQTT, and XMPP protocols. In the first module Learning Internet of Things, you will learn how protocols and patterns can put limitations on network topology and how they affect the direction of communication and the use of firewalls. This module gives you a practical overview of the existing protocols, communication patterns, architectures, and security issues important to Internet of Things. The second module, Internet of Things with Arduino Blueprints provides you up to eight projects that will allow devices to communicate with each other, access information over the Internet, store and retrieve data, and interact with users?creating smart, pervasive, and always-connected environments. You can use these projects as blueprints for many other IoT projects and put them to good use. It has becomes critical to ensure that cyber security threats are contained to a minimum when implementing new IoT services and solutions. Thus, our third module, Practical Internet of Things Security provides a set of guidelines to architect and deploy a secure IoT in your Enterprise. The aim is to showcase how the IoT is implemented in early adopting industries and describe how lessons can be learned and shared across diverse industries to support a secure IoT. Style and approach This course introduces you to the Internet of Things architecture, helps you build Arduino projects based on IoT and cloud computing concepts, create smart, pervasive and always-connected environments, and finally guide you onto securing your IoT environment. Each of these has been covered in individual modules so that you develop your skill after the completion of a module and get ready for the next