The next few studios will focus on cloud infrastructure, which we will connect to via Wi-Fi and the CoAP protocol. Many aspects of Particle’s infrastructure are comparable to another commonly used IoT protocol, MQTT. This week’s studio will focus on the API Particle provides on its embedded systems. In particular we will:
Call a function on the device from the internet
Work with events to/from the device to/from the Internet
Studio Prep (Monday)
At studio time you should have:
Photon configured to work with campus network
Breadboard wired with Photon, your RGB LED, and a button
Review AdaFruit’s All the Internet of Things: Transports Segment on Transports (Watch the videos and read the page). This overview introduces some of the many approaches to connectivity (Wi-Fi, Ethernet, Bluetooth, Cellular, etc.) of internet enabled devices.