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Android Things is the new Android based Operating System for the Internet of Things. With this book you will learn the core concepts by running code examples on different peripherals. Key Features No previous knowledge of IoT or microcontrollers required. Hands-On with simple code and plenty of examples. Use Kotlin to write simpler and more readable code Book Description Android Things is the IoT platform made by Google, based on Android. It allows us to build smart devices in a simple and convenient way, leveraging on the Android ecosystem tools and libraries, while letting Google take care of security updates. This book takes you through the basics of IoT and smart devices. It will help you to interact with common IoT device components and learn the underlying protocols. For a simple setup, we will be using Rainbow HAT so that we don't need to do any wiring. In the first chapter, you will learn about the Android Things platform, the design concepts behind it, and how it relates to other IoT frameworks. We will look at the Developer Kits and learn how to install Android Things on them by creating a simple project. Later, we will explore the real power of Android Things, learning how to make a UI, designing and communicating with companion apps in different ways, showcasing a few libraries. We will demonstrate libraries and you will see how powerful the Android Things operating system is. What you will learn Understand key design concepts of Android Things and its advantages Set up an Android Things Developer Kit Interact with all the components of Rainbow HAT Understand how peripheral protocols work (GPIO, PWM, I2C, and SPI) Implement best practices of how to handle IoT peripherals with in terms Android Things Develop techniques for building companion apps for your devices Who this book is for This book is for developers who have a basic knowledge of Android and want to start using the Android Things developer kit.
Build clever, collaborative, and powerful automation systems with the Raspberry Pi and Python. Key Features Create your own Pi-Rover or Pi-Hexipod robots Develop practical applications in Python using Raspberry Pi Build your own Jarvis, a highly advanced computerized AI Book Description This Learning Path takes you on a journey in the world of robotics and teaches you all that you can achieve with Raspberry Pi and Python. It teaches you to harness the power of Python with the Raspberry Pi 3 and the Raspberry Pi zero to build superlative automation systems that can transform your business. You will learn to create text classifiers, predict sentiment in words, and develop applications with the Tkinter library. Things will get more interesting when you build a human face detection and recognition system and a home automation system in Python, where different appliances are controlled using the Raspberry Pi. With such diverse robotics projects, you'll grasp the basics of robotics and its functions, and understand the integration of robotics with the IoT environment. By the end of this Learning Path, you will have covered everything from configuring a robotic controller, to creating a self-driven robotic vehicle using Python. Raspberry Pi 3 Cookbook for Python Programmers - Third Edition by Tim Cox, Dr. Steven Lawrence Fernandes Python Programming with Raspberry Pi by Sai Yamanoor, Srihari Yamanoor Python Robotics Projects by Prof. Diwakar Vaish What you will learn Build text classifiers and predict sentiment in words with the Tkinter library Develop human face detection and recognition systems Create a neural network module for optical character recognition Build a mobile robot using the Raspberry Pi as a controller Understand how to interface sensors, actuators, and LED displays work Apply machine learning techniques to your models Interface your robots with Bluetooth Who this book is for This Learning Path is specially designed for Python developers who want to take their skills to the next level by creating robots that can enhance people's lives. Familiarity with Python and electronics will aid understanding the concepts in this Learning Path.
Develop a variety of projects and connect them to microcontrollers and web servers using the lightweight messaging protocol MQTT Key Features Leverage the power of MQTT to build a pet food dispenser, e-ink to-do list, and a productivity cube Learn about technologies like laser cutting, 3D printing, and PCB production for building robust prototypes Explore practical uses cases to gain an in-depth understanding of MQTT Book Description MQ Telemetry Transport (MQTT) is a lightweight messaging protocol for smart devices that can be used to build exciting, highly scalable Internet of Things (IoT) projects. This book will get you started with a quick introduction to the concepts of IoT and MQTT and explain how the latter can help you build your own internet-connected prototypes. As you advance, you'll gain insights into how microcontrollers communicate, and you'll get to grips with the different messaging protocols and techniques involved. Once you are well-versed with the essential concepts, you'll be able to put what you've learned into practice by building three projects from scratch, including an automatic pet food dispenser and a smart e-ink to-do display. You'll also discover how to present your own prototypes professionally. In addition to this, you'll learn how to use technologies from third-party web service providers, along with other rapid prototyping technologies, such as laser cutting, 3D printing, and PCB production. By the end of this book, you'll have gained hands-on experience in using MQTT to build your own IoT prototypes. What you will learn Explore MQTT programming with Arduino Discover how to make your prototypes talk to each other Send MQTT messages from your smartphone to your prototypes Discover how you can make websites interact with your prototypes Learn about MQTT servers, libraries, and apps Explore tools such as laser cutting and 3D printing in order to build robust prototype cases Who this book is for If you are an IoT developer or enthusiast who wants to start building IoT prototypes using MQTT, this book is for you. Basic knowledge of programming with Arduino will be useful.
Integrate an end-to-end logistic chain using IBM Blockchain and IoT platforms Key Features Explore practical implementation of ledger technology in the IoT architecture Study security best practices for your smart devices Understand Blockchain implementation for end-to-end IoT solutions Book Description Blockchain has been the hot topic of late thanks to cryptocurrencies. To make matters more interesting, the financial market is looking for ways to reduce operational costs and generate new business models, and this is where blockchain solutions come into the picture. In addition to this, with Internet of Things (IoT) trending and Arduino, Raspberry Pi, and other devices flooding the market, you can now create cheap devices even at home. Hands-On IoT Solutions with Blockchain starts with an overview of IoT concepts in the current business scenario. It then helps you develop your own device on the IBM Watson IoT platform and create your fi rst IoT solution using Watson and Intel Edison.Once you are familiar with IoT, you will learn about Blockchain technology and its use cases. You will also work with the Hyperledger framework and develop your own Blockchain network. As you progress through the chapters, you'll work with problem statements and learn how to design your solution architecture so that you can create your own integrated Blockchain and IoT solution. The next set of chapters will explain how to implement end-to-end Blockchain solutions with IoT using the IBM Cloud platform. By the end of this book, you will have mastered the convergence of IoT and Blockchain technology and exploited the best practices and drivers to develop a bulletproof integrated solution. What you will learn Understand the key roles of IoT in the current market Study the different aspects of IBM Watson IoT platform Create devices, gateways, and applications connected to the platform Explore the fundamentals of Blockchain Define good use cases for Blockchain Discover the Hyperledger Fabric and Composer frameworks Develop an IBM Watson IoT application using a Intel Edison Integrate IoT with the Blockchain platform Who this book is for Hands-On IoT Solutions with Blockchain is for you if you are an Internet of Things (IoT) analyst, architect, engineer, or any stakeholder responsible for security mechanisms on an IoT infrastructure. This book is also for IT professionals who want to start developing solutions using Blockchain and IoT on the IBM Cloud platform. Basic understanding of IoT will assist you in understanding key concepts covered in the book.
Enhance your programming skills to build exciting robotic projects Key Features Build an intelligent robot that can detect and avoid obstacles and respond to voice commands Detect and track objects and faces using OpenCV Control your robot with a GUI button designed using Qt5 Book Description C++ is one of the most popular legacy programming languages for robotics, and a combination of C++ and robotics hardware is used in many leading industries. This book will bridge the gap between Raspberry Pi and C/C++ programming and enable you to develop applications for Raspberry Pi. To follow along with the projects covered in the book, you can implement C programs in Raspberry Pi with the wiringPi library. With this book, you'll develop a fully functional car robot and write programs to move it in different directions. You'll then create an obstacle - avoiding robot using an ultrasonic sensor. Furthermore, you'll find out how to control the robot wirelessly using your PC/Mac. This book will also help you work with object detection and tracking using OpenCV, and guide you through exploring face detection techniques. Finally, you will create an Android app and control the robot wirelessly with an Android smartphone. By the end of this book, you will have gained experience in developing a robot using Raspberry Pi and C/C++ programming. What you will learn Install software in Raspberry Pi compatible with C++ programming Program the Raspberry Pi in C++ to run a motor Control RPi-powered robot wirelessly with your laptop or PC Program an RPi camera using OpenCV Control a Raspberry Pi robot with voice commands Implement face and object detection with Raspberry Pi Who this book is for This book is for developers, programmers, and robotics enthusiasts interested in leveraging C++ to build exciting robotics applications. Prior knowledge of C++ is necessary to understand the projects covered in this book.
A practical project-based guide to help you build and control your IoT projects Key Features Leverage the full potential of IoT with the combination of Raspberry Pi 3 and Python Build complex Python-based applications with IoT Work on various IoT projects and understand the basics of electronics Book Description The Internet of Things (IOT) has managed to attract the attention of researchers and tech enthusiasts, since it powerfully combines classical networks with instruments and devices. In Internet of Things Programming Projects, we unleash the power of Raspberry Pi and Python to create engaging projects. In the first part of the book, you'll be introduced to the Raspberry Pi, learn how to set it up, and then jump right into Python programming. Then, you'll dive into real-world computing by creating a“Hello World” app using flash LEDs. As you make your way through the chapters, you'll go back to an age when analog needle meters ruled the world of data display. You'll learn to retrieve weather data from a web service and display it on an analog needle meter, and build a home security system using the Raspberry Pi. The next project has a modern twist, where we employ the Raspberry Pi to send a signal to a web service that will send you a text when someone is at the door. In the final project, you take what you've learned from the previous two projects and create an IoT robot car that you can use to monitor what your pets are up to when you are away. By the end of this book, you will be well versed in almost every possible way to make your IoT projects stand out. What you will learn Install and set up a Raspberry Pi for IoT development Learn how to use a servo motor as an analog needle meter to read data Build a home security dashboard using an infrared motion detector Communicate with a web service that sends you a message when the doorbell rings Receive data and display it with an actuator connected to the Raspberry Pi Build an IoT robot car that is controlled through the internet Who this book is for Internet of Things Programming Projects is for Python developers and programmers who are interested in building their own IoT applications and IoT-based projects. It is also targeted at IoT programmers and developers who are looking to build exciting projects with Python.
Create and program Internet of Things projects using the Espressif ESP32. Key Features Getting to know the all new powerful EPS32 boards and build interesting Internet of Things projects Configure your ESP32 to the cloud technologies and explore the networkable modules that will be utilised in your IoT projects A step-by-step guide that teaches you the basic to advanced IoT concepts with ESP32 Book Description ESP32 is a low-cost MCU with integrated Wi-Fi and BLE. Various modules and development boards-based on ESP32 are available for building IoT applications easily. Wi-Fi and BLE are a common network stack in the Internet of Things application. These network modules can leverage your business and projects needs for cost-effective benefits. This book will serve as a fundamental guide for developing an ESP32 program. We will start with GPIO programming involving some sensor devices. Then we will study ESP32 development by building a number of IoT projects, such as weather stations, sensor loggers, smart homes, Wi-Fi cams and Wi-Fi wardriving. Lastly, we will enable ESP32 boards to execute interactions with mobile applications and cloud servers such as AWS. By the end of this book, you will be up and running with various IoT project-based ESP32 chip. What you will learn Understand how to build a sensor monitoring logger Create a weather station to sense temperature and humidity using ESP32 Build your own W-iFi wardriving with ESP32. Use BLE to make interactions between ESP32 and Android Understand how to create connections to interact between ESP32 and mobile applications Learn how to interact between ESP32 boards and cloud servers Build an IoT Application-based ESP32 board Who this book is for This book is for those who want to build a powerful and inexpensive IoT projects using the ESP32.Also for those who are new to IoT, or those who already have experience with other platforms such as Arduino, ESP8266, and Raspberry Pi.
Gain experience of building a next-generation collaboration robot Key Features Get up and running with the fundamentals of robotic programming Program a robot using Python and the Raspberry Pi 3 Learn to build a smart robot with interactive and AI-enabled behaviors Book Description We live in an age where the most difficult human tasks are now automated. Smart and intelligent robots, which will perform different tasks precisely and efficiently, are the requirement of the hour. A combination of Raspberry Pi and Python works perfectly when making these kinds of robots. Learn Robotics Programming starts by introducing you to the basic structure of a robot, along with how to plan, build, and program it. As you make your way through the book, you will gradually progress to adding different outputs and sensors, learning new building skills, and writing code for interesting behaviors with sensors. You'll also be able to update your robot, and set up web, phone, and Wi-Fi connectivity in order to control it. By the end of the book, you will have built a clever robot that can perform basic artificial intelligence (AI) operations. What you will learn Configure a Raspberry Pi for use in a robot Interface motors and sensors with a Raspberry Pi Implement code to make interesting and intelligent robot behaviors Understand the first steps in AI behavior such as speech recognition visual processing Control AI robots using Wi-Fi Plan the budget for requirements of robots while choosing parts Who this book is for Learn Robotics Programming is for programmers, developers, and enthusiasts interested in robotics and developing a fully functional robot. No major experience required just some programming knowledge would be sufficient.
Learn how you can control LEDs, make music, and read sensor data using popular microcontrollers such as Adafruit Circuit Playground, ESP8266, and the BBC micro:bit Key Features Load and execute your first program with MicroPython Program an IoT device to retrieve weather data using a RESTful API Get to grips with integrating hardware, programming, and networking concepts with MicroPython Book Description MicroPython is an open source implementation of Python 3 that runs in embedded environments. With MicroPython, you can write clean and simple Python code to control hardware instead of using complex low-level languages like C and C++. This book guides you through all the major applications of the MicroPython platform to build and program projects that use microcontrollers. The MicroPython book covers recipes that'll help you experiment with the programming environment and hardware programmed in MicroPython. You'll find tips and techniques for building a variety of objects and prototypes that can sense and respond to touch, sound, position, heat, and light. This book will take you through the uses of MicroPython with a variety of popular input devices and sensors. You'll learn techniques for handling time delays and sensor readings, and apply advanced coding techniques to create complex projects. As you advance, you'll get to deal with Internet of Things (IoT) devices and integration with other online web services. Furthermore, you'll also use MicroPython to make music with bananas and create portable multiplayer video games that incorporate sound and light animations into the game play. By the end of the book, you'll have mastered tips and tricks to troubleshoot your development problems and push your MicroPython project to the next level! What you will learn Execute code without any need for compiling or uploading using REPL (read-evaluate-print-loop) Program and control LED matrix and NeoPixel drivers to display patterns and colors Build projects that make use of light, temperature, and touch sensors Configure devices to create Wi-Fi access points and use network modules to scan and connect to existing networks Use Pulse Width Modulation to control DC motors and servos Build an IoT device to display live weather data from the Internet at the touch of a button Who this book is for If you want to build and program projects that use microcontrollers, this book will offer you dozens of recipes to guide you through all the major applications of the MicroPython platform. Although no knowledge of MicroPython or microcontrollers is expected, a general understanding of Python is necessary to get started with this book.