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Making Things Talk: Practical Methods for Connecting Physical Objects

by Tom Igoe

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Émanation du magazine Make: des éditions O'Reilly, ce manuel explique comment faire commnuniquer les objets physiques de notre quotidien à l'aide de composants électroniques abordables.

Tom Igoe détaille une grande variété de ceux-ci, en commencant par les microcontrolleurs comme l'Arduino, programmable facilement avec le langage Processing. Il explique comment les relier à des senseurs (détecteurs de mouvmenet, de lumière, de déformation, GPS, ...) et à son PC par différents protocoles : série, USB, bluetooth, wi-fi... Il explique également comment programmer des scripts PHP pour interagir avec les objets depuis Internet.

Les concepts sont progressivement introduits au fil des chapitres et 26 projets permettent de les mettre en application : cela va du jeu vidéo controlé par un singe en peluche au lecteur RFID caché dans un bol qui lorsque vous y déposez vos clés déclenche l'éclairage de la pièce.

Lecture inspirante et amusante qui même sans forcément provoquer immédiatement l'achat d'un fer à souder permet de mieux comprendre le fonctionnement des objets communiquants qui nous entourent. ( )
  aipotu | Aug 26, 2008 |
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Building electronic projects that interact with the physical world is good fun. But when devices that you've built start to talk to each other, things really start to get interesting. Through a series of simple projects, you'll learn how to get your creations to communicate with one another by forming networks of smart devices that carry on conversations with you and your environment. Whether you need to plug some sensors in your home to the Internet or create a device that can interact wirelessly with other creations, Making Things Talk explains exactly what you need.

This book is perfect for people with little technical training but a lot of interest. Maybe you're a science teacher who wants to show students how to monitor weather conditions at several locations at once, or a sculptor who wants to stage a room of choreographed mechanical sculptures. Making Things Talk demonstrates that once you figure out how objects communicate -- whether they're microcontroller-powered devices, email programs, or networked databases -- you can get them to interact.

Each chapter in contains instructions on how to build working projects that help you do just that. You will:

Make your pet's bed send you email Make your own seesaw game controller that communicates over the Internet Learn how to use ZigBee and Bluetooth radios to transmit sensor data wirelessly Set up communication between microcontrollers, personal computers, and web servers using three easy-to-program, open source environments: Arduino/Wiring, Processing, and PHP. Write programs to send data across the Internet based on physical activity in your home, office, or backyard And much more With a little electronics know-how, basic (not necessarily in BASIC) programming skills, a couple of inexpensive microcontroller kits and some network modules to make them communicate using Ethernet, ZigBee, and Bluetooth, you can get started on these projects right away. With Making Things Talk, the possibilities are practically endless.

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Provides instructions for building a variety of projects that are able to communicate with one another, including a video game controlled by a stuffed monkey and a battery powered GPS that reports its location over Bluetooth.

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