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The Electron is a tiny development kit for creating cellular-connected electronics projects and products. It comes with a SIM card and an affordable data plan for low-bandwidth things. Plus it's available for more than 100 countries worldwide!

It also comes with Particle's development tools and cloud platform for managing and interacting with your new connected hardware.

Please note that the Electron is a GSM-only device, and does not support CDMA networks. 3G GSM networks require different hardware in different parts of the world. Thus we offer two types of Electron 3Gs—the U260 and U270. Visit this link to see a full list of where each board works (for example, North America uses the U260). Please be sure to order a board that works in the country where you want to deploy your project.

MyReed-Switch Controlled by Particle Electron
Easy
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Full instructions

Magnetism in a simple door monitoring.

Map Your Particles!
Easy
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Protip

Locate your Particle Photons, P1s and Electrons on a map without needing extra hardware. Use Ubidots or an offline map alternative

Doggy Door Security and Pet Tracker
Intermediate
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Full instructions

Our doggy door remains locked until your dog's collar is within range, all while allowing you to easily track your dogs location.

From 0 to IoT in 15 minutes
Easy
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Protip

Use the Particle Electron to get a project online in 15 minutes

ThingSpeak Weather Station & Data Analysis
Intermediate
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Full instructions

Building your own portable weather station and analyzing weather data in the cloud.

Use Visual Studio Code for your Particle Development Needs
Easy
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Protip

Use this lightweight, cross-platform editor while developing Particle software.

Pokémon detecting Pokéball
Intermediate
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Full instructions

This pokeball knows where it is and connects to the internet over cellular data. When a pokemon is nearby, the pokeball starts to shake!

Lock and Unlock your car via the Internet!
Intermediate
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Using an old car keyfob and a Particle Electron, you can remotely lock and unlock your vehicle.

Visualize Car Data with Carloop and Blynk
Intermediate
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Full instructions

Visualize car data with a free Blynk account, particle electron and Carloop

Cellular Geolocation using your cell tower and Google!
Easy
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Full instructions

You can retrieve the cell tower ID from your Particle Electron, and use that information to determine your device's location!

Cheap and Simple Electron GPS
Easy
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Uses GP-20U7 GPS Receiver Plots location on Google Maps

Webpage Message Sender
Easy
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Full instructions

Type a short message on a webpage and have it be sent and displayed on a Particle OLED shield/screen!

Car Finder
Intermediate
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I know you have lost your keys, but what about your entire car?

DroneHome - a triggerable SOS Beacon / GPS Tracker
Intermediate
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Work in progress

DroneHome ensures you'll never lose a drone (or anything else for that matter) after a fall into tall grass, a tree, bush, rooftops, whatev!

Buzz Wolf
Easy
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Full instructions

Internet controlled dog collar that vibrates with a push of a button. The vibration safely and effectively gets your pet's attention.

My Kid's Driving Habits
Intermediate
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Full instructions

Here is an interesting way of monitoring yours or your kids driving habits by monitoring hard braking/accelerations and tailgating data.

GPS Tracking Device
Easy
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Full instructions

Track your car from any Wifi enabled spot!

GPS Tracking Device

Team RIP Harambe

How to develop Particle locally using po-util
Intermediate
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Protip

The Particle Web IDE, Particle Dev, and particle-cli are not the only ways to program Particle devices.

Plant Health Monitor Using the Particle Electron
Easy
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Full instructions

Health monitoring system for plants.

Particle Electron AT Commands
Intermediate
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Protip

Sending SMS using AT Commands in Particle Electron

Remote Motion Detection Using the Particle Electron
Easy
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Full instructions

A PIR sensor based motion detector with IFTTT integration.

eMU K9 Mobile Sentry
Intermediate
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Work in progress

Environmental Monitoring Unit K9 Mobile Sentry is a cellular enabled monitor for my dog's safety while in the vehicle during short stops.

eMU K9 Mobile Sentry

MisterNetwork Team Dawgs

Control Particle Electrons via Octoblu
Intermediate
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Full instructions

The new Particle Electrons are accessible over 3G cellular communications. This means that you can now control them via Octoblu anywhere!

OLED Status Monitor for the Particle Electron
Easy
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Full instructions

Sometimes it's nice to monitor the status of your Electron without having to loop that information through the interwebs.

Key Fob Modification for 2002 Ford Using Particle Electron
Intermediate
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Full instructions

I removed the buttons from the PCB, rewired the switches, and use a Particle Electron to trigger each button via 3G from an Android app.

Smart Circuit Breaker plus Alarm
Easy
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Full instructions

Shut down a circuit if current consumption gets to high. Remotely and locally control circuit. Receive notifications of overload.

Running Exercise Track
Easy
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This is a device which can monitor running track via a GPS module and store data to a SD card. And then parse the data later from a app.

Digital Ruler with IR distance and Electron
Easy
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Read out analog value from IR distance sensor and show the transfered distance up on your phone as well as the OLED by electron and IFTTT

Temperature and Humidity Monitor
Easy
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This is a project that uses SHT30 to get the current temperature and humidity. And then displays it on a no-chip embeded LCD.

Audience Distractor 3000
Intermediate
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Text Crayola color names to animate a ring of lights. Put this device in front of you during a talk and audience distraction is guaranteed!

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