Introduction to Beginning Sensor Networks with Arduino and Raspberry Pi by Charles Bell
The world of microcontrollers and increasingly capable and popular small computing platforms is enabling many more people to learn, experience, and complete projects that would previously have required dedicated (and expensive) hardware. Rather than purchase a commercial or made-for-consumers kit, enterprising developers can now build their own solutions to meet their needs. Sensor networks are just one example of how these small, powerful, and inexpensive components have made it possible for anyone with a moderate skill set to build their own sensor network. This book presents a beginner’s guide to sensor networks.
I cover topics including what types of sensors exist, how they communicate their values (observations or events), how they can be used in Arduino and Raspberry Pi projects, and how to build your own home temperature sensor network. I also include an introduction to the MySQL database server and how you can connect to, store, and retrieve data. Why, I even show you how to do it directly from an Arduino!
Who This Book Is For
I have written this book with a wide variety of readers in mind. It is intended for anyone who wants to get started building their own sensor networks or those who want to learn how to use components, devices, and sensors with an Arduino or Raspberry Pi. Whether you have already been working with sensor networks, or maybe have taken an introductory electronics course, or even have read a good Apress book on the Arduino or Raspberry Pi, you will get a lot out of this book. Best of all, if you ever wanted to know how to combine sensors, Arduinos, XBee, MySQL, and Raspberry Pi to form a cohesive solution, this book is just what you need!
Most importantly, I wrote this book to meet my own needs. Although there are some excellent books on the Arduino, Raspberry Pi, sensors, and MySQL, I could not find a single reference that showed how to put all of these together. That is, until now.
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