Friday, December 2, 2016

(Goofy) Photon Servo Notifier: A Step Toward a Wifi-Connected Book (#IoT)

Taking inspiration from Jie Qi and Natalie Freed, I am embarking upon a quest to create a wifi-connected book. My plan, which won't be fully realized until the spring, is to embed a Particle Photon microcontroller that can send or receive data through Particle Build.

Paired with a free open-source Internet of Things (IoT) platform called If Then Than That, anyone can use a variety of common apps to connect with and control physical objects, such as the LEDs in a book, wearable, or other type of physical object.  My project applies one simple way that the Photon, receiving data from Google Calendar, might be used as a component in a pop-up structure that might be set upon a tabletop or nested inside of a wifi-connected book.

Watch this video to learn how to power a servo motor using a Photon and IFTTT. 

Here is the link to my Week 12 Reflection/ Final Project, detailing the creation of this project, as well as links to standards, learning resources, and the code I wrote.  

To learn more about some of the work that I've been doing to learn about the Photon, feel free to peruse my Create with Code blog.

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