Photon 2 tutorial: making a home automation project with The Wrench

The Particle Team article author avatarThe Particle TeamNovember 21, 2023
Photon 2 tutorial: making a home automation project with The Wrench

We always love seeing the innovative IoT projects our community builders create with Particle devices. The Wrench recently shared an awesome video tutorial on how to build an IoT water level monitoring system using the Photon 2 development board.

At a high level, they used the Photon 2 as the brains to control the system logic and WiFi/Bluetooth connectivity. Simple liquid level sensors were then connected to the Photon 2 to detect water levels in the tank at different thresholds.

To automatically refill the tank, they wired up relays to the Photon 2 that could control a water pump. They also crafted some firmware using Particle’s online IDE tools to program the logic and enable handy remote monitoring and control of the system from a smartphone.

Then, the Photon 2 and other components were neatly housed in a 3D printed enclosure to give the project a polished finished look.

The end result is an automated water level monitor that can detect tank levels and automatically control the pump remotely via mobile app. It’s a really clever IoT project that highlights the possibilities of the Photon 2.

Examples like this showcase the Photon 2’s potential for building useful, real-world IoT applications. With some basic electronic and coding skills, you can create all kinds of cool connected projects.

If you’re inspired to start your own IoT project, grab a Particle Photon 2 and start tinkering! We can’t wait to see what you’ll make.

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