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The PhotonHome is the next step in bringing the Photon environment to AC powered applications

sako0938sako0938 01/03/2016 at 07:100 Comments

Hello everyone! I am super excited to say that today my project reached 100 followers, (I'm at 102 now). I am super grateful for the support. I am also super excited to project is finally in working order.

Now to the tech: Over this next week I plan on devising some software to put on the controller that will let me do a variety of outlet controlling functions, and do it in a consistent way so I don't have to open up the box in order to reprogram the Photon continually.

Lastly I just wanted to say keep following the project (and share!), and expect some big developments over the next couple months. I am currently building a Photon powered PCB reflow oven(its like 70% done), and with that reflow oven I will be redesigning the board to include a Particle P1 module, and a small AC/DC converter that will allow the P1 to be powered by the AC wall input that is already required.

I believe I have all the skills necessary to get this done, and I hope 2016 to be my breakout year!

PS I'd love a comment. It shows people are listening. I'm thinking of migrating over to a solid state relay, and hopefully a powerful one at that. I'm playing around with SparkFun's 40A one, but if anyone knows of any high powered, but fairly cheap one, I am all ears. DigiKey averages like $20+ each for the power I am looking for, while SparkFun's is only $10.