At thethings.iO we love to play with hardware and today we are going to show you how to program and send data with a Particle Photon board to thethings.iO. For this, we are going to use the Particle Buid system as the IDE because it’s more integrated on the Particle system.
The Particle Photon is a development kit made with a micro-controller ARM Cortex M3. It brings Digital I/O and Analog input and output, SPI, I2C, CAN, PWM among other.
Let’s start showing you how to connect the Particle Photon which is a WiFi board with thethings.iO IoT platform in order to have a Photon on steroids thanks to thethings.iO features.
If you already have an account and your device is already claimed, please jump to step 3.
Claim your photon: Install particle-cli and type “particle setup” from a terminal console. This command will guide through account creation and device claiming (make sure you connect your device via usb first).