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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
Two Person Weasley Clock with Particle Photon and IFTTT
Easy
  • 735
  • 10

Full instructions

Taking inspiration from the Harry Potter character's Weasley clock, this one uses Particle and IFTTT to tell you where two people are.

Particle Photon Doorbell
Intermediate
  • 646
  • 10

Full instructions

Get notified when the doorbell is pressed for about 1/6 the price of the RING doorbell!

DIYSprinkler Controller
Intermediate
  • 432
  • 3

Full instructions

Make your own sprinkler controller and I have the software to control it. Must have an existing sprinkler system or you could make your own

DIYSprinkler Controller

Team dougefresh89

Security+ 2.0 MyQ Garage Door Opener
Easy
  • 798
  • 3

Full instructions

Interface newer garage door openers with more than a relay.

Overkill GENIE garage door opener
Advanced
  • 17
  • 0

Work in progress

Web app garage door opener with up/down direction detection, https password protection, lots of error detection and activity/error logging.

Magic Eyeball
Intermediate
  • 792
  • 7

Full instructions

It's like a magic eight ball. But with Alexa, and two eyeballs.

First Alert wifi keypad
Advanced
  • 11
  • 0

Full instructions

Monitor and control your alarm panel from your smart device using its web browser. No app needed.

Automated Cat Feeder with Particle Photon
Intermediate
  • 1,556
  • 19

Work in progress

The goal was to make it possible to feed my cats when I'm not at home.

IoT Alcohol Tester
Easy
  • 1,918
  • 16

Full instructions

This project explains how to build a device for estimating blood alcohol content from a breath sample.

Pebble + Photon = IoT Watch Switch
Intermediate
  • 57
  • 1

Full instructions

When I arrive in my house I switch on the light with my Pebble Watch! The procedure to make this is very simple.

Christmas Gift Box
Intermediate
  • 3,444
  • 595

Full instructions

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

Analyze I2C sensor data with an inexpensive logic analyzer
Intermediate
  • 345
  • 3

Protip

Use a Scanalogic-2 EDU Kit to analyze I2C sensor data, calculate the measured humidity from the data frames and validate the result.

Measuring temperature and humidity with Particle Photon
Easy
  • 539
  • 3

Full instructions

Measure temperature and humidity with Particle Photon and Adafruit Si7021 using the Adafruit Si7021 library for I2C based communication.

Study Buddy
Easy
  • 2,400
  • 140

Full instructions

Know when an assignment is coming up!

Study Buddy

Team Alexa and Shannon

Automatic garage door opener using geolocation on Android.
Easy
  • 626
  • 2

Full instructions

Control and monitor your garage door remotely and open it automatically when approaching your house using geolocation.

Carbon Fiber Vacuum Chamber
Intermediate
  • 2,264
  • 94

Full instructions

Our project is a carbon fiber vacuum chamber that is monitored by multiple particle photons and various sensors.

Mailbox 2.0
Advanced
  • 2,876
  • 78

Work in progress

Real time notifications for when your precious packages and letters arrive.

Mailbox 2.0

Team CKTS

Outdoor Solar, Voltage and Light Sensing
Advanced
  • 1,096
  • 14

Work in progress

Building a "Solar Power measuring Junction Box" with solar charging a 12 VDC Battery light sensing and Temperature Sensing going to MQTT.

Indoor Weather Node
Advanced
  • 253
  • 0

Full instructions

Here's a spin on the venerable temperature/humidity logging module. Our version is an IoT utilizing a Particle Photon and a DHT22.

Indoor Weather Node

Team Hobbs Squad

Connecting Particle Photon with Twitter, Facebook or Mail
Easy
  • 524
  • 17

Full instructions

Whenever someone tweets you or sends a Facebook message or you receive a mail, a LED on Photon glows.

Garage Heater and Opener
Easy
  • 795
  • 17

Work in progress

Using a space heater to heat the garage and then open the door.

Garage Heater and Opener

Team Keith Stone

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