I originally bought the Particle Photon for a Hackster Hardware Meetup, but I ended up not being able to attend at the last minute. However, I managed to play around with it last weekend and wow, I am impressed! What an awesome little board! For $19, you’re not only up and running cheaply, but also literally in minutes.

The project

My first Particle project measures temperature and humidity using a DHT11 sensor and streams the data to Ubidots, a cloud service for visualizing sensor data. There are Particle libraries available for DHT11 and Ubidots, which made building this project even easier.

The end result is a realtime dashboard that measures the temperature and humidity in my house! Here’s a screenshot:

Screenshot of the Ubidots dashboard

Screenshot of the Ubidots dashboard

How it works

To see how it all works, check out the source code and video:

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