Intel Edison Baby Monitor

Introduction: Intel Edison Baby Monitor

We developed a baby monitoring system that goes far beyond most products on the market. Using multiple sensors like water sensors, vibration, and a camera you can monitor your new human with ease, publishing data to your own web server in preparation for Dr. appointments.

Step 1: Setting Up the Edison Board

You'll use the Arduino expansion board for this. The details are outlined very well by the folks over at Intel. I suggest that you follow their instructions here, so that you can be sure you have the latest firmware updates and IDEs.

Step 2: Installing Water Sensor

In addition to the Arduino breakout board, we used the Grove Starter kit with contains the 96B-05GROVE-C where you an attach multiple sensors. One sensor not included is the Grove Water Sensor mounted with the code from Github. This is just the start.

Step 3: Sound Sensor

With this code, you can implement the sound sensor and set to a threshold level to activate an LED or a buzzer.

Step 4: Air Quality Sensor

While we initially planned to use the C++ code here on the Intel IoT devkit Github, which allows for data to be pushed to the cloud. The Arduino code located here on the SEEED Wiki, throws an ATR error that I wasn't able to fix. In the end, to make it work, I ended up just using the Arduino example code AnalogReadSerial to verify the sensor was working. This pushes the values to a serial monitor. Where you can, like the sound sensor, implement thresholds to trip a buzzer. This sensor cannot distinguish between the various harmful gases like Carbon Monoxide or acetone.

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    4 years ago

    Could be a nice addition to my own baby monitor with a raspberry pi. >