Book title: Make Getting Started with the Photon
Writer: Simon Monk
File Format: PDF
Volume: 552 pages
File Size: 10.9 MB
Summary of the Book:
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’ll 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.
Whether you’re building a one-off project for fun or designinga prototype for something you’ll make in the tens or hundreds of thousands, the Photon is ready to be its brain.
With Make: Getting Started with the Photon, you’ll build:
» A bell that rings any time you’re mentioned on Social media
» A suite of Morse code message apps
» Light-heat-sensing devices
» The Web-controlled Photon roving bot (PhoBot)
» A magic tug of war rope game you can play across the world!
Content of the Book:
Programming the Photon
The Internet of Things
If This Then That
Photon LED Codes
Photon and Core Pinouts