Python Emailer with Beaglebone Black: Failed

Project Type: Beagle Bone, Python
Software: None
OS: Debian
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.

Reed Switch door sensor breadboarded to the Beaglebone Black


1-10 Ratings

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 The code may be out of date.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.

Reed Switch code with the emailer lines commented out.

sensor_closed.jpg
sensor_open.jpg

I'd recommend playing around with this tutorial just for the reed switch and python.

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