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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
AquaNiner Pet Hydration Monitor
Intermediate
  • 389
  • 14

Full instructions

Using two Photons, IFTTT and ThingSpeak, get notifications for when your furry friend needs water and monitor how much they're drinking.

Hot Shot Hoops
Intermediate
  • 543
  • 13

Full instructions

No need to keep track of the number of baskets you make when shooting hoops. Hot Shot Hoops does the work for you.

Hot Shot Hoops

Team IOT Basketball

Temperature Mirror
Intermediate
  • 381
  • 8

Full instructions

The Temperature Mirror incorporates a digital display to allow its user to readily view time, temperature, humidity, and light.

Temperature Mirror

MEGR3171 Team 49

Well House Temperature Manager
Easy
  • 292
  • 6

Full instructions

Monitors the temperature of the well house to prevent the well from freezing.

Pet Feeder
Intermediate
  • 419
  • 7

Full instructions

Automated pet food dispenser to feed our pets when we are not at home by using an IoT device.

Drink Alert!!! (Beverage Can Monitor)
Easy
  • 350
  • 4

Full instructions

Tired of going to grab a soda only to find they're all gone!? Well now you have an alert system to let you know when you need to refill.

Teacher Tracker
Intermediate
  • 176
  • 4

Full instructions

If you want to know when a professor comes back to his/her office so you can ask annoying questions then this an option

The Food Thief Catcher
Easy
  • 161
  • 4

Work in progress

Are you tired of all of your pesky roommates stealing your food? Me too, thats why we have the Food Thief Catcher!

Happy Wife =  Happy Life
Easy
  • 265
  • 3

Full instructions

Wife not a morning person? Improve your life by improving your wife's temperament in the morning. Fresh coffee makes wife happy!

Happy Wife = Happy Life

Team We Are Not Coders

Temperature Sensor
Easy
  • 407
  • 5

Full instructions

A photon that measures the temperature and humididty with a DHT 22 sensor and communicates the temperature data to another photon.

LightAlert
Intermediate
  • 139
  • 4

Full instructions

As the great Terry Crews once said "that's 49 cents of milk spilt over the table! Somebody's gonna drink that!" But instead... electricity.

Alerts via Pushbullet When Smoke is Detected
Intermediate
  • 312
  • 8

Full instructions

This project uses two Particle Photons and Pushbullet to notify a user when smoke is detected by a smoke detector.

Automated Room Light
Intermediate
  • 181
  • 4

Full instructions

Automated light that allows you control your room light with a motion sensor and Amazon Alexa while logging the light level every minute.

Motion Sensor Smart Lock
Intermediate
  • 109
  • 2

Full instructions

It is an effortless way to lock/unlock your door!

Motion Sensor Smart Lock

Team Key Masters

Motion Activated Room Light
Easy
  • 161
  • 4

Full instructions

With this project, you'll never have to search for the light switch in the dark again.

Nick's Jacket and Blanket Voice Assistant
  • 188
  • 7

Work in progress

Charlotte IOT's friend Nick Browning is quadriplegic. While he has great family+friends, we'd like to give some him autonomy with Alexa+IOT!

Alexa Controlled Photon Project Without Alexa Coding
Easy
  • 1,041
  • 13

Full instructions

The Patriot Alexa Smart Home Skill and IoT library allow you to voice control your Photon quickly and easily with no Alexa coding at all.

Car Security System
Intermediate
  • 157
  • 3

Full instructions

Putting 21st century technology into a 1989 Ford Mustang. A security system that gives the user control of their vehicle's ignition.

Car Security System

Team IOT Project 40

Automatic Shot Dispenser
Easy
  • 494
  • 2

Full instructions

Do you ever get tired of pouring drinks by hand? This project uses 2 particle photons to automatically dispense the perfect shot.

Direct Photon to TP-Link Device Control
Easy
  • 749
  • 10

Full instructions

Add this small file to your project to control TP-Link bulbs and plugs directly with simple subroutine calls.

Space Heater IOT Project
Intermediate
  • 97
  • 1

Full instructions

Feeling cold? Using this project will power on a heater when the temperature in your room gets below your desired comfort setting.

Space Heater IOT Project

Isaac Wheeler and Sergio Verastegui

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