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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
WiFi Strength Meter
Easy
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A meter that indicates the Wi-Fi signal strength in an intuitive way, using the parts I had on hand.

Particle Photon Based Security System with Alerting
Intermediate
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  • 20

Full instructions

Be alerted to any door or window opening and closing in your house on your smart phone.

2-Way Particle Photon Communication
Easy
  • 210
  • 4

Make two Particle Photons "talk" via the usage of webhooks!

Happy Plant Notifier
Intermediate
  • 309
  • 5

Full instructions

Get a text or call if your plant is getting too dry, along with a nice LCD display giving information regarding your plant's health.

My Guardian for the Workshop
Intermediate
  • 222
  • 4

Full instructions

Device will send emails if the door or window has been opened, and will monitor the temperature and humidity of the place.

IFTTT - Enabled Sensors with Particle Photon
Easy
  • 748
  • 11

Full instructions

Connect any sensor to Particle Photon and use it to trigger an IFTTT action with just a few lines of code.

Smart and Safe Outdoor Plant Watering System
Intermediate
  • 2,560
  • 18

Monitors soil moisture and weather forecasts to give plants just the water they need. Safe garden hose hookup for season long watering.

Light Detecting Email Sender
Easy
  • 248
  • 4

Full instructions

Receive an email about when the light is too strong on your device; nobody wants a heated device left directly under the sun. Photon + IFTTT

Christmas Gift Box
Intermediate
  • 3,687
  • 595

Full instructions

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

Internet-Connected Popcorn Popper
Easy
  • 173
  • 1

Full instructions

A hot air popcorn popper triggered via the Internet! (Built for the Bellingham Codes May event.)

Study Buddy
Easy
  • 2,956
  • 141

Full instructions

Know when an assignment is coming up!

Study Buddy

Team Alexa and Shannon

Photon Smart LED
Easy
  • 16
  • 0

Protip

Control one or more pins on a Particle Photon through a command-line interface written in Python.

Carbon Fiber Vacuum Chamber
Intermediate
  • 3,044
  • 94

Full instructions

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

Photoresistor Light
Easy
  • 86
  • 1

Work in progress

Change the LED brightness using the photoresistor.

Mailbox 2.0
Advanced
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  • 84

Work in progress

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

Mailbox 2.0

Team CKTS

Die Losungen - every day a new bible verse
Intermediate
  • 148
  • 1

Full instructions

You love daily changing bible verse? Then the "Die Losungen" are a concept: here they are represented with value added information

What should I wear outside?
Intermediate
  • 5,143
  • 67

Full instructions

A whimsical weather clock powered by Particle and forecast.io

Temperature/humidity monitor with Blynk
Easy
  • 29,677
  • 90

Full instructions

Build an Android or iOS app for your hardware with no coding!

Brick Droid
Easy
  • 895
  • 17

Full instructions

Using a Particle Photon, a few servos, and some toy building bricks....you can build your own autonomous droid with the kids!

Sending sound over the internet!
Intermediate
  • 25,437
  • 79

Full instructions

Broadcast audio, record voice commands, build internet walkie-talkies with this simple tutorial!

Photon Garage Opener using Do Button and IFTTT
Easy
  • 11,756
  • 57

Full instructions

Work your garage door from your Phone, Apple Watch, or based on the proximity to your house!

Pool temperature monitor
Easy
  • 10,718
  • 53

Full instructions

Know the temperature of your pool anywhere, anytime

Hands-on-Lab Particle Photon Weather Station in Azure
Intermediate
  • 19,646
  • 98

Full instructions

This example demonstrates how to leverage Particle Photon and Microsoft Azure to create a weather station using the Sparkfun weather shield.

Nick's Jacket and Blanket Voice Assistant
  • 321
  • 9

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!

Garage Heater and Opener
Easy
  • 1,025
  • 17

Work in progress

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

Garage Heater and Opener

Team Keith Stone

IoT Garage Opener
Easy
  • 7,527
  • 83

Full instructions

A non destructive basic garage opener

IoT Water Flow Meter
Easy
  • 12,891
  • 64

Full instructions

Measure the water consumption in your house with a Particle and water flow sensors.

Wi-Fi Walkie Talkies!
Intermediate
  • 9,818
  • 76

Full instructions

Send and receive sound between Particle Photons, using microphones and speakers from Adafruit! Easy and fun, 1 day build or faster.

Pushing Data to Google Docs
Easy
  • 10,519
  • 47

Protip

Make your hardware push data to a Google spreadsheet.

Connecting Particle Photon with Twitter, Facebook or Mail
Easy
  • 1,014
  • 19

Full instructions

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

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