Lee is an Interventional Spine and Pain Management physician specializing in non-operative management of neck, back and musculoskeletal pain, in addition to interventional spine procedures.
The book assumes that you have some experience with Arduino and micro-controllers (i.e., do you know what a breadboard, jumper wires, and circuits are? We start with a very brief introduction to RFID, follow up with two introductory technical tutorials on Arduino, and end with a fairly simple home automation project: Between my officemate and me, we have dozens of devices drawing power in our office: two laptops, two monitors, four or five lamps, a few hard drives, a soldering iron, Ethernet hubs, speakers, and so forth.
Even when we’re not here, the room is drawing a lot of power.
What devices are turned on at any given time depends largely on which of us is here, and what we’re doing.
This project is a system to reduce our power consumption, particularly when we’re not there.
By setting up your computer or network storage device as a home network server, you can stream photos, music, and movies over your home network to a client, such as a TV, tablet, smartphone, Play Station or Blu-ray Player.
Both the server and the client need to support the home network function.
To verify whether your Sony devices support the home network function, check the User Manual.
For Windows operating systems (depending on your operating system and preference) follow one of the links below to set up your home network server.
When either of us comes into the room, all we have to do is tap our key fobs on a reader mounted by the door, and the room turns on or off what we normally use. The reader by the door reads the presence or absence of the tags.
The book is only 28 pages, so it’s more of a long tutorial than a book, but it still acts as a good introduction to RFID.
Disclaimer: I received this book for free through the O’Reilly Blogger program. When you see “I am a sentence I am another sentence,” you know that you’re really looking at two different sentences even though the period between “sentence” and “I” is missing.