Project Type: Beagle Bone, Python
Kits/Part Source: Getting Started with the BeagleBone Black Kit, Magnetic contact switch (door sensor)
Project Source: Getting Started with BeagleBone by Matt Richardson
This project came from chapter 6 of Getting Started with BeagleBone titled Putting Python Projects Online. This project is supposed to read a Magnetic contact switch (door sensor, otherwise known as a reed switch.) and then send an email notification along the lines of the door is open.
IKEA Rating - 7
The instructions were easy to follow along with but I couldn't get the emailer to work with my Gmail.
It occurs to me that this book was published in October of 2013 and I know that gmail has gone through a few changes since then. The code may be out of date. I'll need to research this as another project.
Tony Stark Rating - 0
No special skills needed.
Mr. Wizard Rating - 8
Although I didn't get the emailer to work.I was able to play around with the reed switch. I just needed to comment out the emailer line.
I'd recommend playing around with this tutorial just for the reed switch and python.