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Particle Photon (No Headers)

SKU: CE00280

$34.99 AUD, inc GST
$31.81 AUD, exc GST

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Particle Photon (No Headers)
34.99 AUD

SKU: CE00280

$34.99 AUD, inc GST
$31.81 AUD, exc GST
2 reviews 0 5 4.5


  • $6.95 Standard (2-4 days, tracked)
  • $8.95 Express (Overnight*, tracked)
  • $3 Economy Post* (3-7 days, no tracking)
  • FREE Pickup (Newcastle only)

Shipping costs may increase for heavy products or large orders.

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So what makes the Photon so amazing? Let's look at some of the tech specs which are packed into this byte sized board:

  • 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi
  • Broadcom MCB43362 Wi-Fi controller
  • STM32F205 ARM Cortex M3 processor
  • 120Mhz clock speed
  • 1MB flash memory
  • 128KB RAM
  • 18 GPIO pins
  • UART, JTAG, I2C, SPI, ADC, DAC, CAN and USB hardware peripherals
  • 3.3V operating voltage

This Photon comes without males headers so you can solder your own, solder it to a breakout board using the SMD pads on the side. For a full list of the Photon's capabilities and functions, check out the Photon with headers page. For awesome project ideas for your Photon, check out our Projects and Tutorials.

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Documentation and Resources:
  • IoT Plant Monitor
  • So, my wife wanted to have some small plants in the house. I didn’t, so we compromised, and got some plants. The only thing is that neither of us remembers to water them, so I wanted to build a sensor array to monitor the moisture content of the soil, and notify us when they needed watering. We’ve got 3 plants, all fairly close to each other, and I wanted to create an IoT project so that it could send an email notifi...
  • IOT Shed
  • The driver behind this project is to allow the remote control of some of the equipment in my shed. I have a CNC router/laser cutter that uses my compressor and dust extractor whilst it is running, and well whats the point in having a computer comtrolled machine if you have to hang around and turn the other auxiliary bits on and off?!? There are a million ways to skin a cat, and the same is true about this project. However after ...
  • IoT Mailbox
  • Getting letters and parcels is awesome, what’s not so awesome though is when you miss the postman and you don’t know if that important bit of mail arrived or not. Such a frustrating, yet mundane problem can be solved by creating an Internet of Things mailbox!...
  • IoT House
  • These days we can do just about anything on our phone, we can control so many aspects of our lives using the technology in our pocket, but the most mundane aspects of our lives; opening the garage door, blindly reaching for the light switch in the dark, opening the front door when we get home, still relies on manual interaction. So I created the Particle IoT House, which contains servo motors to open and close the front and gara...

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Customer Reviews

  1. Review by Matthew verified purchaser

    Small, Blue, Powerful - no this is not a review for a brand of pain killer, it's the Particle Photon!

    After investing in a Rpi Zero W to control my A/C with home automation (via IR) i realised that the LIRC drivers would not allow me to "bit bash" the IR code on the fly - meaning programming wise i would have to "capture" every single combination of possible control outcomes of the remote, and use a lookup table to choose the applicable outcome.... this is a very backwards way of programming.... anyway, i digress - back to the Photon.

    After finding an Arduino library which does exactly what i wanted in terms of IR control (HeatpumpIR) i promptly ordered the Particle Photon for 3 reasons.
    1) It is TINY! this thing is smaller then the RPI Zero W, like half the size and it fit much better behind all the covers in the split system A/C
    2) built in WIFI chip - no extra "shields" required, this also helped reduce the size which was a key requirement.
    3) OTA programming updates - the ability to make modifications to the code OTA without plugging in any cables means i never have to fish it out of the A/C when i discover a bug or need to add future functionality.

    The Photon IDE is a great tool, and compatible with most Arduino codes / libraries already - but it does have a few little extras allowing "cloud based" API and calls.

    The only downside i see, is that even if you use the "desktop IDE" it still compiles / verifies your code on "The Cloud" - this seems to take longer than a standard compiler on the PC which is a little frustrating at times however the up side is if there are any changes / depreciation to the compiler, then the end user knows before they discover something broken due to an out of date revision. (Posted on 5/12/2017)

  2. Review by Chris verified purchaser

    A little fiddly. I originally wanted these because I thought it would be easier for permanent projects to just solder them. But I now I just find it easier to use the "with headers" model. (Posted on 4/04/2017)

Exact shipping can be calculated on the view cart page (no login required).

We deliver Australia-wide with these options:

  • $3 for Small Items (3-7 days, not tracked, only available on selected small items)
  • $6.95 for Standard Post (2-4 days, tracked)
  • $8.95 for Express Post (Overnight for Australia Post Next Day Network, tracked)
  • Pickup - Free! Only available to customers who live in the Newcastle region (only after we email you to notify your order is ready)

International Orders - the following rates are for New Zealand and will vary for other countries:

  • $11.49 for Pack and Track (3+ days, tracked)
  • $16.50 for Express International (2-5 days, tracked)

If you order lots of gear, the postage amount might increment based on the weight of your order.

Our physical address (here's a PDF which includes other key business details):

Unit 18, 132 Garden Grove Parade
NSW, 2289

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