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

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Tools and Tips

This section gives you some useful tips for creating your own projects and how to best utilize your resources. Starting your own projects can be a bit daunting at first and sometimes can seem frustrating and complicated—this useful information should help you on your way.

Breadboards and Prototyping Boards

A breadboard is usually a rectangular plastic acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) box with lots of little holes in it; the holes are contacts in which you can insert electrical components or wires into with ease. Breadboards are often used to put together a concept design of a circuit without having to solder any components. Instead you just poke the wires or legs of the component into the holes, creating a contact. The ...

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