Programming Your Home: Automate with Arduino, Android, and Your Computer (Pragmatic Programmers)

By Mike Riley

Take regulate of your house! Automate domestic home equipment and lighting fixtures, and find out about Arduinos and Android smartphones. Create purposes that leverage principles from this and different intriguing new platforms.

In Programming Your Home, expertise fanatic Mike Riley walks you thru numerous customized domestic automation initiatives, starting from a telephone program that signals you to package deal deliveries at your entrance door to an digital defend puppy that would hinder undesirable visitors.

Open locked doorways utilizing your telephone. gather a chook feeder that posts Twitter tweets to inform you while the birds are feeding or whilst chook seed runs low. Have your house communicate to you if you happen to obtain e mail or let you know approximately vital occasions equivalent to the arriving of holiday makers, and lots more and plenty more!

you will the right way to use Android smartphones, Arduinos, X10 controllers and a big selection of sensors, servos, programming languages, internet frameworks and cellular SDKs. Programming Your Home is written for cellphone programmers, internet builders, expertise tinkerers, and somebody who enjoys development state of the art, homemade digital projects.

This ebook provides you with the muse and knowing to build outstanding automation functions that might rework your place of abode into the neatest domestic on your neighborhood!

What You Need:

To get the main out of Programming Your Home, you will have a few familiarity with the Arduino platform besides a fondness for tinkering. you'll want to take pleasure in cutting edge considering and studying routines in addition to have a few useful software improvement event. The initiatives use quite a few elements together with sensors and actuators, cellular units, and instant radios, and we are going to even let you know the place you may get them.

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Android permits clients to choose through a checkbox within the pop-up conversation the default program to ship such messages to in order to not annoy you with continual pop-ups forever. because of such person interplay standards, intents are not often optimum for fullyyt self sustaining operations, resembling sending e-mail, because the message receiving the purpose message (in this example, an electronic mail software) may nonetheless require person interplay to accomplish the meant motion (i. e. , the person would have to click on the ship button within the e-mail software to really ship the e-mail message initiated by way of the unique Intent-transmitting program). on account that such a lot intents ordinarily depend upon person interplay, it won’t paintings for our standalone internet server situation. Combining those tasks with the IOIO code will permit our application to autonomously pay attention for and react to door liberate requests. finally, we are going to depend upon bits of digital camera pattern code written through Krishnaraj Varma to trap a picture and put it aside at the Android’s SD card. [101] it is going to be this photo that we are going to ship as an electronic mail attachment. although, earlier than we will be able to begin engaged on this Android software mashup, we want a extra definitive approach to entry the IP handle of the Android cellphone. surroundings a Static IP tackle By changing the phone’s wireless IP tackle from a dynamic to a static tackle, it will likely be a lot more uncomplicated to continually find the telephone on a house instant neighborhood quarter community. if you happen to haven’t already created a static IP variety in your instant router, both achieve this or set the IP tackle to whatever better than 2 hundred, considering it’s not going you've that many units inquiring for an IP tackle from the DHCP server on your instant router each time quickly. you could entry the configuration environment on such a lot Android telephones by way of making a choice on the Settings icon, by means of the instant and community menu choice. Then decide on wireless settings and press the menu button at the Android cellphone itself to raise a pop-up menu with experiment and complex choices. click on the complicated menu alternative. you are going to then see a reveal of menu offerings permitting you to change a few community settings, one in all that's a Use static IP checkbox. click on that checkbox to permit the facility to set the wireless radio’s IP, subnet, and gateway deal with as proven in determine forty-one, ​Configuring an Android equipment to exploit a static IP​. Set those in keeping with your instant router community configuration. for instance, in case your instant community router is leasing an tackle variety starting at 192. 168. 1. 2, your settings can probably be configured to the next: * * * determine forty-one. Configuring an Android machine to take advantage of a static IP IP deal with: 192. 168. 1. 230 Gateway: 192. 168. 1. 1 Netmask: 255. 255. 255. zero Set the DNS1 and DNS2 values to the DNS deal with of your selection (I used Google’s Public DNS in my configuration), notwithstanding it’s top to set those addresses to an analogous area identify servers that your different community consumers are utilizing to keep up consistency in your neighborhood zone community.

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