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Build amazing Internet of Things projects using the ESP8266 Wi-Fi chipAbout This BookGet to know the powerful and low cost ESP8266 and build interesting projects in the field of Internet of ThingsConfigure your ESP8266 to the cloud and explore the networkable modules that will be utilized in the IoT projectsThis step-by-step guide teaches you the basics of IoT with ESP8266 and makes your life easierWho This Book Is For

This book is for those who want to build powerful and inexpensive IoT projects using the ESP8266 WiFi chip, including those who are new to IoT, or those who already have experience with other platforms such as Arduino.

What You Will LearnControl various devices from the cloudInteract with web services, such as Twitter or FacebookMake two ESP8266 boards communicate with each other via the cloudSend notifications to users of the ESP8266, via email, text message, or push notificationsBuild a physical device that indicates the current price of BitcoinBuild a simple home automation system that can be controlled from the cloudCreate your own cloud platform to control ESP8266 devicesIn Detail

The Internet of Things (IoT) is the network of objects such as physical things embedded with electronics, software, sensors, and connectivity, enabling data exchange. ESP8266 is a low cost WiFi microcontroller chip that has the ability to empower IoT and helps the exchange of information among various connected objects. ESP8266 consists of networkable microcontroller modules, and with this low cost chip, IoT is booming. This book will help deepen your knowledge of the ESP8266 WiFi chip platform and get you building exciting projects.

Kick-starting with an introduction to the ESP8266 chip, we will demonstrate how to build a simple LED using the ESP8266. You will then learn how to read, send, and monitor data from the cloud. Next, you'll see how to control your devices remotely from anywhere in the world. Furthermore, you'll get to know how to use the ESP8266 to interact with web services such as Twitter and Facebook. In order to make several ESP8266s interact and exchange data without the need for human intervention, you will be introduced to the concept of machine-to-machine communication.

The latter part of the book focuses more on projects, including a door lock controlled from the cloud, building a physical Bitcoin ticker, and doing wireless gardening. You'll learn how to build a cloud-based ESP8266 home automation system and a cloud-controlled ESP8266 robot. Finally, you'll discover how to build your own cloud platform to control ESP8266 devices.

With this book, you will be able to create and program Internet of Things projects using the ESP8266 WiFi chip.

Style and approach

This is a step-by-step guide that provides great IOT projects with ESP8266. All the key concepts are explained details with the help of examples and demonstrations of the projects.

Over 60 recipes will help you build smart IoT solutions and surprise yourself with captivating IoT projects you thought only existed in Bond moviesAbout This BookThis book offers key solutions and advice to address the hiccups faced when working on Arduino-based IoT projects in the real worldTake your existing skills and capabilities to the next level by building challenging IoT applications with ease.Be the tech disruptor you always wanted to be with key recipes that help you solve Arduino IoT related problems smarter and faster.Put IoT to work through recipes on building Arduino-based devices that take control of your home, health, and life!Who This Book Is For

This book is primarily for tech enthusiasts and early IoT adopters who would like to make the most of IoT and address the challenges encountered while developing IoT-based applications with Arduino. This book is also good for developers with basic electronics knowledge who need help to successfully build Arduino projects.

What You Will LearnMonitor several Arduino boards simultaneouslyTweet sensor data directly from your Arduino boardPost updates on your Facebook wall directly from your Arduino boardCreate an automated access control with a fingerprint sensorControl your entire home from a single dashboardMake a GPS tracker that you can track in Google MapsBuild a live camera that streams directly from your robotIn Detail

Arduino is a powerful and very versatile platform used by millions of people around the world to create DIY electronics projects. It can be connected to a wide variety of sensors and other components, making it the ideal platform to build amazing Internet of Things (IoT) projects on—the next wave in the era of computing.

This book takes a recipe-based approach, giving you precise examples on how to build IoT projects of all types using the Arduino platform. You will come across projects from several fields, including the popular robotics and home automation domains. Along with being introduced to several forms of interactions within IoT, including projects that directly interact with well-known web services such as Twitter, Facebook, and Dropbox we will also focus on Machine-to-Machine (M2M) interactions, where Arduino projects interact without any human intervention. You will learn to build a few quick and easy-to-make fun projects that will really expand your horizons in the world of IoT and Arduino. Each chapter ends with a troubleshooting recipe that will help you overcome any problems faced while building these projects.

By the end of this book, you will not only know how to build these projects, but also have the skills necessary to build your own IoT projects in the future.

Style and approach

This book takes a recipe-based approach, giving you precise examples on how to build IoT projects using the Arduino platform. You will learn to build fun and easy projects through a task-oriented approach.

Transform your tiny Arduino device into a secret agent gadget to build a range of espionage projects with this practical guide for hackersAbout This BookDiscover the limitless possibilities of the tiny Arduino and build your own secret agent projectsFrom a fingerprint sensor to a GPS Tracker and even a robot– learn how to get more from your ArduinoBuild nine secret agent projects using the power and simplicity of the Arduino platformWho This Book Is For

This book is for Arduino programmers with intermediate experience of developing projects, and who want to extend their knowledge by building projects for secret agents. It would also be great for other programmers who are interested in learning about electronics and programming on the Arduino platform.

What You Will LearnGet to know the full range of Arduino features so you can be creative through practical projectsDiscover how to create a simple alarm system and a fingerprint sensorFind out how to transform your Arduino into a GPS trackerUse the Arduino to monitor top secret dataBuild a complete spy robot!Build a set of other spy projects such as Cloud Camera and Microphone SystemIn Detail

Q might have Bond's gadgets– but he doesn't have an Arduino (not yet at least). Find out how the tiny Arduino microcomputer can be used to build an impressive range of neat secret agent projects that can help you go undercover and get to grips with the cutting-edge of the world of espionage with this book, created for ardent Arduino fans and anyone new to the powerful device.

Each chapter shows you how to construct a different secret agent gadget, helping you to unlock the full potential of your Arduino and make sure you have a solution for every tricky spying situation.

You'll find out how to build everything from an alarm system to a fingerprint sensor, each project demonstrating a new feature of Arduino, so you can build your expertise as you complete each project. Learn how to open a lock with a text message, monitor top secret data remotely, and even create your own Arduino Spy Robot, Spy Microphone System, and Cloud Spy Camera This book isn't simply an instruction manual – it helps you put your knowledge into action so you can build every single project to completion.

Style and approach

This practical reference guide shows you how to build various projects with step-by-step explanations on each project, starting with the assembly of the hardware, followed by basics tests of all those hardware components and finally developing project on the hardware.

Exploring the low cost WiFi moduleAbout This BookLeverage the ESP8266's on-board processing and storage capabilityGet hand- on experience of working on the ESP8266 Arduino Core and its various librariesA practical and enticing recipe-based book that will teach you how to make your environment smart using the ESP8266Who 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 LearnMeasure data from a digital temperature and humidity sensor using the ESP8266Explore advanced ESP8266 functionalitiesControl devices from anywhere in the world using MicroPythonTroubleshoot issues with cloud data monitoringTweet data from the Arduino boardBuild a cloud-connected power-switch with the ESP8266Create an ESP8266 robot controlled from the cloudIn 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.

Build revolutionary and incredibly useful home automation projects with the all-new Pi ZeroAbout This BookCreate and program home automation projects using the Raspberry Pi Zero boardConnect your Raspberry Pi Zero to a cloud API, and then build a cloud dashboard to control your devicesIntegrate all the projects into a complex project to automate key aspects of your home: data monitoring, devices control, and securityWho This Book Is For

This book is for enthusiasts and programmers who want to build powerful and inexpensive home automation projects using the Raspberry Pi zero, and to transform their home into a smart home. It is for those who are new to the field of home automation, or who already have experience with other platforms such as Arduino.

What You Will LearnLearn how to measure and store data using the Raspberry Pi Zero boardControl LED lights, lamps, and other electrical applicationsSend automated notifications by e-mail, SMS, or push notificationsConnect motion detectors, cameras, and alarmsCreate automated alerts using Raspberry Pi Zero boardsControl devices using cloud-based servicesBuild a complete home automation system using Pi ZeroIn Detail

The release of the Raspberry Pi Zero has completely amazed the tech community. With the price, form factor, and being high on utility—the Raspberry Pi Zero is the perfect companion to support home automation projects and makes IoT even more accessible.

With this book, you will be able to create and program home automation projects using the Raspberry Pi Zero board. The book will teach you how to build a thermostat that will automatically regulate the temperature in your home. Another important topic in home automation is controlling electrical appliances, and you will learn how to control LED Lights, lamps, and other electrical applications.

Moving on, we will build a smart energy meter that can measure the power of the appliance, and you'll learn how to switch it on and off. You'll also see how to build simple security system, composed of alarms, a security camera, and motion detectors. At the end, you will integrate everything what you learned so far into a more complex project to automate the key aspects of your home.

By the end, you will have deepened your knowledge of the Raspberry Pi Zero, and will know how to build autonomous home automation projects.

Style and approach

This book takes a step-by-step approach to automate your home like never before!

Find out how to transform your Arduino device into an awesome secret agent gadget with this course, taking in everything from robotics to remote control camerasAbout This BookThis course won't just teach you. It will help you apply your knowledge so you can get creative – quickly!Find out how to make a computer interact with the real-world – you'll be learning the basics of IoT without realizing it.Robots. A sound controlled Christmas tree. This course proves anything is possible with an Arduino!Who This Book Is For

Seeking inspiration? This course will help you get creative with your Arduino quickly.

What You Will LearnFind out how to explore the full potential of your tiny ArduinoFind out how to bridge the gap between the real world and software, as you gather and visualize data from the environmentCreate simple servers to allow communication to occurTransform your Arduino into a GPS trackerUse the Arduino to monitor top secret dataBuild a complete spy robot!In Detail

An Arduino might be a tiny computer but it can be used as the foundation for a huge range of projects. In this course, we'll show you how just some of the projects that are possible with an Arduino. From robotics to secret agent gadgets, we're pretty confident that this course will get you thinking creatively – and inspire you to create your very own new projects using the Arduino hacking skills you learn.

This course, combines both text and video content – it's made up of three modules to help organize your learning. In the first module we'll show you how to build three different Arduino projects. All of these will not only get you up and running with something practical, they'll also help you better understand how the Arduino works. Find out how to develop a home automation system and even build a robot!

In the second module we'll go one step further to help you get creative as you learn how to program LEDs with your Arduino. You'll find out how to build a mood lamp and a remote-controlled TV backlight, before going on to make a sound controlled LED Christmas tree that makes use of sound visualization.

Finally, the third module takes you from stylish design into espionage, as you learn how to create neat secret agent gadgets with your Arduino. Find out how to build an alarm system, a fingerprint sensor, even open a lock with a text message. And that's not all – but to find out more you'll have to dive in!

This Learning Path combines some of the best that Packt has to offer in one complete, curated package. It includes content from the following Packt products:

Arduino By Example by Adith Jagadish BoloorArduino BLINK Blueprints by Samarth Shah, Utsav ShahArduino for Secret Agents by Marco ShwartzStyle and approach

Combining both video and text and built from some of Packt's very best Arduino content, this course comprises of three modules covering a range of projects. It's completely focused on helping the user get creative as quickly as possible so they can explore what's possible with Arduino themselves.

Over 50 recipes that will help you use the Intel Galileo board to build exciting network-connected projectsAbout This BookCreate networking applications using the Intel Galileo boardControl your web-based projects in real time from anywhere in the worldConnect to the Temboo web service to interact with a huge range of APIsWho This Book Is For

If you have already worked on ARM boards like Arduino, but now want to learn Intel Galileo, then this book is for you. Knowledge of C programming language is required.

What You Will LearnSet up your Galileo board for the Internet of ThingsConnect external sensors to the Intel GalileoCreate and run a web server on the Galileo boardControl hardware devices from the GalileoHost web-based applications on the Intel GalileoMonitor data from the cloud using the GalileoBuild a complete home automation hub using the Galileo boardIn Detail

Arduino is an electronic prototyping platform used by millions of people around the world. Intel Galileo is fully Arduino compatible; hence it combines the high performance of Intel with the simplicity of Arduino Software Development Environment. This makes it the ideal platform to build exciting projects, especially in the field of web-based connected applications and the Internet of Things.

The book features several recipes all based on the Intel Galileo board, and that exploit the powerful features of the board. Each chapter explores a given field using the Galileo board.

The book is mainly divided in three parts. The first part is all about learning the basics of the Intel Galileo board, but it uses some of the powerful features of the board such as connecting external sensors and complex hardware devices, compared with more basic Arduino boards.

Then, the book dives into the topics related to networking and the Internet of Things. You will learn how to run a web server on the board and log data using a cloud-based service.

Finally, the book ends with a chapter that aims to build a complete home automation hub using the Galileo board. This chapter uses everything that was learned in the book to make a home automation system using the Galileo board and Arduino.

Style and approach

This book contains exciting recipes that will help you create projects using the Intel Galileo platform to build systems in various domains like local networking applications, the Internet of Things, and home automation. Each recipe is explained in a step-by-step fashion, always starting with the assembly of the hardware, followed by basics tests of all hardware components. At the end, an exciting project is built using the knowledge acquired in the rest of the book.

認識物聯網,實作Arduino與Web Service整合應用
物聯網(Internet of Things,IoT)是科技界現今的當紅炸子雞,Arduino Yún正是製作物聯網專題的絕佳入門開發板。本書透過精采的專題實作帶您體驗Arduino Yún的諸多強大功能。第一個專案是有關於把氣象量測資料送到Google雲端試算表來做簡易的線上視覺化呈現。第二個專案則是做一個能量消耗檢測計,還可以遠端來控制這個裝置。第三個專案則是關於安全監控領域,這是藉由製作一臺由動作來觸發的照相機來完成的,它可以自動把圖片上傳到Dropbox。最後一個專案則是有關於機器人學,要製作一臺能透過Wi-Fi 無線網路來控制的機器人。

本書要帶您學會使用Arduino Yún來製作複雜專案時所需了解的一切東西,包含了家庭自動化、安全監控以及機器人學。

誰適合閱讀本書
本書目標讀者群是對 Arduino平臺具備基本操作經驗的人,還有想要製作更多超酷應用---尤其是物聯網---的朋友。您需要具備電子電路、Arduino以及程式設計的基礎概念才能順利完成本書專題。

您會學到什麼:
.將各式感測器接上 Arduino Yún
.透過Temboo將感測器量測資料送到Google雲端硬碟
.透過Temboo讓Arduino Yún能與Twitter溝通
.透過電子郵件發送觀測結果
.使用Arduino Yún來控制檯燈這類的家電
.使用Arduino Yún來量測電力消耗狀況
.使用USB照相機來照相並定時上傳到Dropbox
.製作能透過Wi-Fi無線網路來控制的機器人

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