Develop practical Internet of Things prototypes and applications with Arduino and Python
About This Book
- Transform your hardware ideas into real-world applications using Arduino and Python
- Design and develop hardware prototypes, interactive user interfaces, and cloud-connected applications for your projects
- Explore and expand examples to enrich your connected device's applications with this step-by-step guide
Who This Book Is For
This is the book for you if you are a student, hobbyist, developer, or designer with little or no programming and hardware prototyping experience, and you want to develop IoT applications.
If you are a software developer or a hardware designer and want to create connected devices applications, then this book will help you get started.
The future belongs to applications and services that involve connected devices, requiring physical components to communicate with web-level applications. Arduino combined with the popular open source software platform Python can be used to develop the next level of advanced Internet of Things (IoT) projects with graphical user interfaces and Internet-connected applications.
Starting with designing hardware prototypes using Arduino, this book will then show you everything you need to know to be able to develop complex cloud applications. You will delve into domain-specific topics with incremental complexity, ending with real-world projects. You will quickly learn to develop user interfaces, plots, remote access, messaging protocols, and cloud connectivity. Each successive topic, accompanied by plenty of examples, will help you develop your cutting-edge hardware applications.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Getting Started with Python and Arduino
Chapter 2. Working with the Firmata Protocol and the pySerial Library
Chapter 3. The First Project – Motion-triggered LEDs
Chapter 4. Diving into Python-Arduino Prototyping
Chapter 5. Working with the Python GUI
Chapter 6. Storing and Plotting Arduino Data
Chapter 7. The Midterm Project – a Portable DIY Thermostat
Chapter 8. Introduction to Arduino Networking
Chapter 9. Arduino and the Internet of Things
Chapter 10. The Final Project – a Remote Home Monitoring System
Chapter 11. Tweet-a-PowerStrip