One of the fastest growing IoT platforms is Spark. Today they released the Photon, a simple $19 wifi module, that can be integrated into any project that you want to bring online. With over 1,000 ordered already, we’re sure many of you are wondering, well – what are are some things I can do with it?!
Tindie has the largest marketplace of Spark compatible products online in our Spark Market.
Here are a few of our favorites!
Hover by Emran – for adding gesture control to your Spark
Build a light switch you control by just gesturing over the board to turn your lights on or off – and best yet – it’s wifi enabled! Throw it on your nightstand, on wall, anywhere!
0.96″ OLED SPI Display made by Miker – for integrating a small, hidden display to Spark
Add a display to your Spark for fun wifi, mobile games. Gaming doesn’t have to be built around a console or your smartphone. It can just easily be tethered to the web via Spark. Why not build your own!?
Waterproof temperature probe – for science or brewing with a Spark
You’ve always wanted to build that home brewery. However how do you monitor your batch? Build a simple brew monitor using a waterproof probe and a Spark to track that delicious lager from your couch or office. You sure don’t want an ethernet cable running from your modem to your beer cave!
These are just a few ways you can integrate a Sparkcore into a project. With hundreds of Spark users on Tindie, there are thousands of compatible products you can integrate into your project. We’d love to hear how you use your Spark with Tindie products! Let us know in the comments!
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