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Programming the Photon: Getting Started with the Internet of Things by Christopher Rush

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Getting Connected

In this chapter we will show you the many ways of connecting your Photon board to the Particle cloud and start programming. By far the easiest way to connect to your Photon is using the Tinker application on your smart phone for either iOS or Android, but just in case that doesn’t work out for you or you do not have a smart device, we will show you other methods of connecting to your Photon.

Board Features

Before we get started, it’s important that you fully understand the board itself and some of the useful features, including the most important RGB (red, green, blue) light-emitting diode (LED), which will become your ultimate tool when understanding what the board is doing.

Looking at Figure 2.1 of the Photon board, ...

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