Getting Started

In this section, we’ll start with the basics of electronics, hardware and introduce the Particle platform. At the end of this section, you’ll find the first set of guides and tutorials to help you build your first internet appliance - a connected light!

New to electronics?


If you’ve never worked with electronics before, there’s two things you should really read first.


These guides and labs are designed for use with the Particle IoT Framework and have been updated for the Particle Photon development board.

These tutorials assume you are using a Particle Maker Kit or have access to these components.

Working with Particle

Find out more about programming a Photon

If you’re new to programming or even a pro, taking a look at the language references for programming particles can be really helpful: explore the Arduino Language Reference and the Particle Language Reference