Beginning Sensor Networks with Arduino and Raspberry Pi:
by Charles Bell

Beginning Sensor Networks with Arduino and Raspberry Pi: <br>by Charles Bell
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Beginning Sensor Networks with Arduino and Raspberry Pi will teach you how to build sensor networks with Arduino, Raspberry Pi, and XBee radio modules, and will even show you how to turn your Raspberry Pi into a MySQL server to store your sensor data!

First you'll learn about the different types of sensor networks, including how to build a simple XBee network. Then you'll walk through building an Arduino-based temperature sensor and data collector, followed by building a Raspberry Pi-based sensor node.

Then you'll learn different ways to store sensor data, including writing to an SD card, sending data to the cloud, and even setting up a Raspberry Pi MySQL server to host your data. Finally you'll learn how to put it all together: connecting your Arduino sensor node to your new Raspberry Pi database server, to keep track of the temperature data collected with your Arduino sensor node!

If you want to see how well Arduino and Raspberry Pi can get along, especially to create a sensor network, then Beginning Sensor Networks with Arduino and Raspberry Pi is just the book you need.

What you’ll learn

  • How to build sensor nodes with both Arduino and Raspberry Pi!
  • What is XBee?
  • What methods you have for storing sensor data
  • How you can host your data on the Raspberry Pi
  • How to get started with the Arduino Database Connector
  • How to build database enabled sensor networks

Who this book is for

Electronics enthusiasts, Arduino and Raspberry Pi fans, and anyone who wants hands-on experience seeing how these two amazing platforms, Arduino and Raspberry Pi, can work together.

Table of Contents

Ch. 1: Introduction to Sensor Networks
     Types of Nodes
     Wired Networks
     Wireless Networks
Ch. 2: Tiny Talking Modules: An Intro to Xbee
     XBee Primer
     Building a Simple XBee Network
Ch. 3: Arduino-based Sensor Nodes
     How to Host Sensors with Arduino
     Building an Arduino Temperature Sensor
     Project: Using an Arduino as A Data Collector for XBee Sensor Nodes
Ch. 4: Raspberry Pi-based Sensor Nodes
     How to Host Sensors with Raspberry Pi
     Project: Build a Raspberry Sensor Node
Ch. 5: Where to Put It All: Storing Sensor Data
     Local Storage Methods
     Writing Data to a SD Card
     Sending Data to the Cloud
     Example: Writing Data to Pachube
     Storing Sensor Data to a Database
     Project: Writing Data to a Data Aggregator
Ch. 6: Turning your Pi into a Database Server
     Configuring Your Raspberry Pi for Installing MySQL
     Getting Started with MySQL
     Project: Building a Raspberry Pi MySQL Server
Ch. 7: MySQL and Arduino: United at Last!
     How To Get MySQL Connector/Arduino
     Building Database Sketches
     Advanced Usage
     Project: Building an Arduino MySQL Client
Ch. 8: Building Your Network: Arduino Client + Raspberry Pi Server
     Connecting Arduino Nodes to the Raspberry Pi Database Server
     Considerations for Sensor Network Databases
     Project: Monitoring Room Temperature
Ch. 9: Putting It All Together
     Planning Sensor Networks
     Choosing Sensor Nodes
     Project: Home Temperature Monitoring

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Publisher: Apress
Page Count (est.): 300
ISBN10: 1430258241
ISBN13: 9781430258247
Cover: Paperback
Pub Date: 11/20/2013