Scripting Things - How to use Perl to interface with devices

By Hans Scharler (‎hans‎)
Date: Saturday, 8 October 2011 14:15
Duration: 50 minutes
Target audience: Any
Language: English
Tags: applications arduino computing internet iobridge iot of physical sensors serial things web


The idea of physical computing is connecting software to physical objects. The applications of connected things are endless and everyday are proving to be more-and-more useful. The interfaces to devices come in three varieties: Serial, Discrete I/O, and Network Protocols such as HTTP and TCP/IP.

Perl sits at the perfect position to control and monitor things connected to computers, across networks, and over the Internet. This is now categorized as the emerging Internet of Things.

In this talk, you will learn how to interface the real-world using Perl as the connective tissue. You walk away with an understanding of serial communication, digital I/O, analog I/O, and network protocols. We will also talk about practical applications and how to get started with the resources that you may already have.

At the end of the talk, we will leave a generous amount of time for questions and answers.

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