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The Photon is a $19 tiny Wi-Fi development kit for creating connected projects and products for the Internet of Things. It's easy to use, it's powerful, and it's connected to the cloud.

The tools that make up the Photon's ecosystem (and come along with the board) are designed to let you build and create whether you're an embedded engineer, web developer, Arduino enthusiast or IoT entrepreneur. You'll be able to write your firmware in our web or local IDE, deploy it over the air, and build your web and mobile apps with ParticleJS and our Mobile SDK.

The board itself uses a Broadcom wi-fi chip (one that can be found in Nest Protect, LIFX, and Amazon Dash) alongside a powerful STM32 ARM Cortex M3 microcontroller. It's like the Spark Core. But better.

Does not ship with breadboard or USB cable. 

Specs:

  • Particle P0 Wi-Fi module
  • Broadcom BCM43362 Wi-Fi chip
  • STM32F205 120Mhz ARM Cortex M3
  • 1MB flash, 128KB RAM
  • 802.11b/g/n
  • Soft AP setup
  • FCC/CE/IC certified
  • Full specs here
What's My I2C Address?
Easy
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The story of how to make a clock through using a LCD 1602 or LCD 2004 over I2C.

MyHumidity Controlled by BME280 and Photon
Easy
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Full instructions

Checks if humidity threshold is reached and informs the user by using Blynk/IFTTT-services with softAP integration.

Tweeting Particle Photon
Easy
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  • 1

Full instructions

Tweet your friends with only the press of a button!

Other Clocks
Intermediate
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Work in progress

A combination of 3 different clocks in one frame.

MyLight-Clock with NeoPixel Ring 12 Controlled by Photon
Easy
  • 255
  • 2

Full instructions

Read the time at night? Without glasses? Impossible? Focus on 2 light points, which will tell you the hour and the minute.

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

Christmas Gift Box
Intermediate
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  • 595

Full instructions

Christmas Gift Box plays music and sends an email when it is opened.

BME280 measures and displays on OLED controlled by Photon
Easy
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  • 2

Protip

I share my first steps with the sensor BME280 (temp / humi / pressure / altitude) and an OLED 128 * 64 px

Weather Aware Sprinkler Controller
Intermediate
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  • 16

Full instructions

6 station Photon controller uses the Weather Underground API to prevent watering when windy, rainy, or too cold.

Simple Environmental Monitoring
Intermediate
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Full instructions

Particle Photon circuit allowing the display of environmental conditions (light, temperature, humidity, pressure) using the Blynk app.

THDweeter
Intermediate
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Protip

Yet another temperature-humidity sensor publishing to dweeter, with WiFi auto-disconnect and a push button to read daily max and min values.

Garage Door Opener with Blynk
Intermediate
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  • 1

Open, close and monitor a garage door opener with a smart phone using a Particle Photon and the Blynk application.

MyDallas DS18B20 Controlled by Photon
Easy
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  • 0

Protip

A water-resistant temperature sensor is suitable to signal the reaching of the core temperature of the meat during the grilling time.

MyRemote Temperature MLX90614 Controlled by Photon
Easy
  • 62
  • 0

Protip

An infrared temperature sensor is suitable to signal the temperature without a touch/contact.

Arduino/Photon Remote Control - A First Introduction
Easy
  • 383
  • 2

Protip

With the help of Firmata, the Arduino or Particle devices control from the PC.

Pool Buddy
Intermediate
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  • 22

Work in progress

Monitor and log water quality (pH & ORP) and temperature from everywhere.

Blynk GPS Tracker
Intermediate
  • 1,679
  • 8

Full instructions

Simple GPS tracker using a Particle Photon (or Electron) and an EM406 GPS module with location visible on Blynk app map.

Study Buddy
Easy
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Full instructions

Know when an assignment is coming up!

Study Buddy

Team Alexa and Shannon

IoT Thermometer Using Python
Intermediate
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  • 17

Full instructions

How to develop a simple but powerful IoT thermometer using a Zerynth-powered single-board MCU and the Zerynth App.

What To Wear LCD
Intermediate
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  • 3

Ever wondered what to wear due to unpredictable weather??? Wonder no longer!

MyWater Fountain Controlled by Particle Photon and Blynk
Easy
  • 94
  • 1

Full instructions

Water fountain controlled via Particle Photon and Blynk. If the room humidity is too low, the fountain jumps to humidification.

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