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Make: Getting Started with the Photon by Simon Monk

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Chapter 9. Advanced Photon

In this chapter you will learn about some of the more advanced features of the Photon and Core.

Configuring a Photon Using USB

Although the Tinker App is a very convenient way of setting up a new Photon/Core, it is not the only way of telling a new device your WiFi credentials. The USB socket on a Photon or Core is not just for supplying the device with power; it can also be used to communicate with your computer over USB.

You can pass WiFi credentials to your Photon/Core using the USB connection and a serial communication program. If you have a Mac or Linux computer, then you already have a built-in utility (called screen) for this kind of serial communication over USB.

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