Particle Photon Component Overview

    Hugh ElliottHugh Elliott

    Before powering up the Particle Photon we are going to look at what each of the components are on the board.



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    Instructor: 00:00 First off, let's look at the primary components and the ones you'll use or reference the most.

    00:06 Reset button. Works as named. Briefly turn off your board and turn it back on.

    00:12 Setup button. Primarily you use setup to put your board into listening mode, which is how you pass WiFi credentials to your board.

    00:20 RGB LED. This is the board status LED. This LED gives you all of the information you'll need at a glance to know how your board is doing.

    00:31 On-board LED. The On-board LED is tied to the D7 pin. For the classic blink example, you start with this LED as there is no setup required to affect it.

    00:42 The pins. The Particle Photon has six analog pins, eight digital pins of voltage-in, voltage-out, two ground pins, two serial pins, a DAC, a wake up, a reset, and a battery pin. The analog and digital pins can also run double-duty in various capacities.

    01:00 That's it. Now you're ready to get started with your Particle Photon.