BeagleBone Home Automation

Packt Publishing Ltd
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An easy-to-follow guide full of hands-on examples to help transform your house into a standalone home automation solution. If you are looking for ways to create a highly capable home automation system that is easily extendable and highly configurable, then this book is for you. Basic knowledge of electronics and programming in Python and/or Java languages will be helpful, but not mandatory.
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About the author

Juha Lumme is an engineer with over 10 years' experience in the telecommunications field in various roles. He has been developing platform software for mobile phones and also working on the telecommunication networks side. Embedded systems are his passion, and a hobby he is working on in free time as well. He is passionate about Linux and open source software in general. The open hardware movement in the recent years is also close to his heart, and he hopes we can all soon hack and build our dreams in a world free of patent abuse. When not working on his computer, he loves traveling and riding mountain roads on his motorbike around Kanto prefecture in Japan.
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Publisher
Packt Publishing Ltd
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Published on
Dec 24, 2013
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Pages
178
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ISBN
9781783285747
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Language
English
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Genres
Computers / Computerized Home & Entertainment
Computers / Microprocessors
Computers / Operating Systems / Linux
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This content is DRM free.
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