Building Wireless Sensor Networks: with ZigBee, XBee, Arduino, and Processing (Google eBook)

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"O'Reilly Media, Inc.", Dec 14, 2010 - Computers - 322 pages
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Get ready to create distributed sensor systems and intelligent interactive devices using the ZigBee wireless networking protocol and Series 2 XBee radios. By the time you're halfway through this fast-paced, hands-on guide, you'll have built a series of useful projects, including a complete ZigBee wireless network that delivers remotely sensed data.

Radio networking is creating revolutions in volcano monitoring, performance art, clean energy, and consumer electronics. As you follow the examples in each chapter, you'll learn how to tackle inspiring projects of your own. This practical guide is ideal for inventors, hackers, crafters, students, hobbyists, and scientists.

  • Investigate an assortment of practical and intriguing project ideas
  • Prep your ZigBee toolbox with an extensive shopping list of parts and programs
  • Create a simple, working ZigBee network with XBee radios in less than two hours -- for under $100
  • Use the Arduino open source electronics prototyping platform to build a series of increasingly complex projects
  • Get familiar with XBee's API mode for creating sensor networks
  • Build fully scalable sensing and actuation systems with inexpensive components
  • Learn about power management, source routing, and other XBee technical nuances
  • Make gateways that connect with neighboring networks, including the Internet
  

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Hello good time ,
this is the first book seems to be capable of giving me a starting thrust to break the inertia of a clueless beginner ..
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Contents

Chapter 1 Getting Ready
1
Chapter 2 Up and Running
23
Chapter 3 Build a Better Doorbell
57
Chapter 4 Ins and Outs
85
Chapter 5 API and a Sensor Network
111
Chapter 6 Sleeping Then Changing the World
161
Chapter 7 Over the Borders
189
Chapter 8 More to Love
235
Appendix Resource Guide
261
Index
293
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About the author (2010)

Robert Faludi is an NYU Professor, SVA professor, and an expert consultant on commercial projects, including large-scale home energy monitoring. His work has appeared in The New York Times, CNet, Good Morning America, and elsewhere. He is a co-creator of the LilyPad XBee wearable radios, and Botanicalls, a system that allows thirsty plants to place phone calls for human help.

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