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Arduino-Compatible, Wi-Fi-Enabled, Cloud-Powered ARM Cortex M3 hardware Platform For Rapid IoT Development

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The Photon Kit is an Arduino-compatible, Wi-Fi enabled, cloud-powered development platform.

Particle’s mission focusses on making connections to the web easy as part of IoT projects and products. Their Photon Kit is an Arduino-compatible, Wi-Fi enabled, cloud-powered development platform that makes creating internet-connected hardware a breeze. Whether you are building a product prototype, scaling up to thousands of devices, or working on a project at home, the Photon allows you to forget about infrastructure and tools and focus on what matters — your project or product.

With the Photon, Particle designed ease of use from the setup to prototype to scaling. Get started in minutes with the Particle App. Use their comprehensive suite of development tools to write and flash code to your device. Take advantage of integrations with IFTTT, Google Cloud, and Azure to extend that capabilities of your Photon.

Follow tutorials to build a connected garage door opener, coffee maker, or home watering system. The Photon has over 250 documented projects complete with code examples, wiring diagrams, and commentary.

  • Easy setup—get online in minutes with the Particle app and update device firmware over-the-air
  • Thorough documentation and access to the largest developer community in the Internet of Things
  • Includes access to Particle's comprehensive set of development tools—Web IDE, Desktop IDE, Console
  • Cypress BCM43362 Wi-Fi chip, STRM32F205 120mHz ARM Cortex M3, 1MB flash, 128KB RAM
  • Easiest way to learn IoT with access to over 450 fully documented projects

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Getting Started with the Photon - Making Things with the Affordable, Compact, Hackable WiFi Module

The Photon is an open source, inexpensive, programmable, WiFi-enabled module for building connected projects and prototypes. Powered by an ARM Cortex-M3 microcontroller and a Broadcom WiFi chip, the Photon is just as happy plugged into a hobbyist's breadboard as it is into a product rolling off of an assembly line.

While the Photon (and its accompanying cloud platform) is designed as a ready-to-go foundation for product developers and manufacturers, it's great for Maker projects, as you'll see in this book. 

You will learn how to get started with the free development tools, deploy your sketches over WiFi, and build electronic projects that take advantage of the Photon's processing power, cloud platform, and input/output pins. 

What's more, the Photon is backward-compatible with its predecessor, the Spark Core.

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