Home Control Center using BeagleBone Green Wireles

view the sensor value from the web, and the web server is running on Beaglebone Green Wireless

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SeeedStudio BeagleBone Green Wireless(SeeedStudio BBG Wireless) is a joint effort by and Seeed Studio. The BBG Wireless has included two Grove connectors and support mraa library, making it easier to connect to the large family of Grove sensors. The on-board HDMI is removed to make room for these Grove connectors and add a wireless chip on the board, it supports WiFi and Bluetooth.

In this project, I use a Grove Base Cape for BeagleBone for using other Grove modules such as Grove - Air Quality sensor to monitor the air quality in your house and Grove – Temperature Sensor to sense the temperature as well as a Grove – Relay to control your table lamp or something else.
We can view the sensor value from the web, and the web server is running on Beaglebone Green Wireless, so until now the web is only can be accessed in local area network.
Well, let’s get started with the journey of making.

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  • 1 × Seeed Studio beaglebone green wireless
  • 1 × Grove - Air quality sensor v1.3 Electronic Components / Misc. Electronic Components
  • 1 × Grove - Temperature Sensor
  • 1 × Grove - Relay
  • 1 × Grove Base Cape for Beaglebone v2.0

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    Step 1

    In this part, we need to make an acrylic box as the picture below shows, this work is by my workmate Nosk, and he is an intelligent industry designer, you can download the drawings by click here.

    Then we need to cut the the board using laser cutting. I guess you don’t have a laser cutting at home, you can find some in the hacker space near from you easily. If there's no hacker space nearby, you can try the Laser Cutting Service supply by Seeed.

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    Step 2

    I connect a Grove - Relay to GPIO_51, a Grove – Air quality sensor to A2 port and a Grove – Temperature sensor to A0 port on the Grove Base Cape for Beaglebone Cape.

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    Step 3


    First, we need to configure your BBGW connect to the internet. It’s very easy to do that by smart phone, you just need to connect to BBGW AP named “BeagleBonexxxx” using mobile phone as the picture below shows.

    Then your mobile phone will open the login page automatically. Just select the SSID near you and input the password as shown in the picture below.

    At last, The BBGW will show as below and get the local network IP, we can access the Beaglebone Green Wireless using the network IP via SSH. Now, the board is connect to the Internet and next we need to do some software network.

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