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Python on Intel Galileo/Edison – Part 5:Temperature sensor with mraa and upm

The temperature sensor that we are gong to use for this post is from Grove. This sensor outputs the voltage that represents the temperature hence we will need the ADC module on the Intel Galileo/Edison to interface with this peripheral.
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Python on Intel Galileo/Edison – Part 4: ADC

ADC is a peripheral that lets you input an analog signal and gives the digital representation of that analog signal.
The world in which we live in is surrounded by the analog signals. The temperature, sound that hear, the light that we see are all analog signals. If you want to interact or measure these signal in a digital system like Galileo/Edison, you’ll have to use ADC a.k.a Analog to Digital Converter.
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Python on Intel Galileo/Edison – Part 1

In this series of blog posts, I’ll be posting on writing Python code on Intel Galileo platform. I’ll be using the Grove kit. You can also use a bread board instead of Grove kit.

There are two libraries available on the Intel Galileo for developing applications written in python that need to use sensors, actuators, LEDs etc…

  1. MRAA: Provides API for interfacing with the GPIOs, ADCs, PWM, SPI, etc… It is basically for interfacing the low level peripherals. It is kind of bare bones, you can use the functions provided by MRAA to drive more complicated peripherals like sensors or you can use…
  2. UPM: Provides higher levels of abstractions via objects for controlling things like LCDs, temperature sensors etc… It is a level above the MRAA and most of the functions that you might need while interfacing a sensor or LCD are already implemented in UPM.