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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
Outdoor Solar, Voltage and Light Sensing
Advanced
  • 191
  • 5

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.

Chromebook Enrollment
Easy
  • 649
  • 10

Work in progress

For work every now and then I have to enroll up to 200 Chromebooks/Chromebits/Chromeboxes, so I wrote a script that does just that.

IoT Drone - Part 1 - Motor Control
Intermediate
  • 1,408
  • 27

Work in progress

After flying a friends drone I was hooked. However, I wanted to build my own, so this is part one of my drone project - motor control.

Particle Photon and Electron Shield
Easy
  • 328
  • 3

Work in progress

I was tired of using push-in boards and jumpers for my projects, so I developed a shield for the Particle Electron.

Echo Kill Switch
Easy
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  • 22

Full instructions

Use Amazon Alexa to trigger an IFTTT applet that causes a Particle Photon to remove power from an Echo.

How to Command a RS485 Relays
Easy
  • 342
  • 3

Protip

Easy way to command a RS485 Relay boards with our Rotilio board.

Internet-connected Festive Tree
Easy
  • 260
  • 4

Full instructions

Spruce up your desk or home with an Internet-controlled 3D printed Holiday tree!

Bike Swarm
Intermediate
  • 634
  • 14

Work in progress

Cyclists will be able to connect seamlessly to form a synchronized swarm of riders to reduce traffic congestion and improving safety.

Bike Swarm

Team Bright Water Bottle

Pool and Sauna Controller
Easy
  • 324
  • 4

Full instructions

Control your pool and sauna from anywhere!

"Internet-controlled" Nespresso Machine
Intermediate
  • 2,645
  • 8

Using a chatbot and a Nespresso machine to make coffee remotely.

Home Theater Accent Lights
Intermediate
  • 327
  • 1

Full instructions

Particle Photon and SmartThings controlled WS2812B.

Smart Maid
Intermediate
  • 1,354
  • 21

Full instructions

Hack your existing iRobot Create with Particle and control it through Alexa.

Smart Maid

Team Yosnalab

Garage Door Open with IFTTT and Alexa
Easy
  • 984
  • 11

Full instructions

Garage door opener is connected via IFTTT and using a custom Alexa skill.

Christmas Gift Box
Intermediate
  • 3,373
  • 595

Full instructions

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

Alexa and Photon Controlled Hanukah Menorah
Advanced
  • 327
  • 3

Had to find a good use for replaced 12V AC Plastic LED path lights, so why not make them into a Menorah controlled by Alexa.

zuuljs
Advanced
  • 183
  • 1

Work in progress

Zuuljs is an IoT access delegation manager written to work with Particle devices. Zuul allows Makers to give conditional access to their IoT

O Holy Night
Easy
  • 155
  • 3

This project recreates the Nativity Scene using the Particle Photon, NeoPixels, and a custom iOS app.

Christmas Countdown Art with Particle Photon
Easy
  • 297
  • 5

Full instructions

Get your kids to stop asking how many days till Christmas. In an hour you can build a display to tell them.

Study Buddy
Easy
  • 2,175
  • 140

Full instructions

Know when an assignment is coming up!

Study Buddy

Team Alexa and Shannon

Enclosure for Photon with 1.8 Inch TFT LCD Display
Easy
  • 113
  • 0

STL files to print an enclosure consists of 2 parts. The top part holds the 1.8 " TFT Display and the bottom part holds the photon

5-Minute IoT Clock
Easy
  • 1,694
  • 19

Full instructions

Quickly build a wifi-enabled clock that keeps accurate time via the internet.

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