Alright, let’s start at the beginning. I wanted to make my cat a WiFi feeder that way when I am at school, as well as anywhere else, I can feed him, and know he is being fed properly. I came across an instructable (click here) and thought it would be great to have a small board be a problem solver to my issues.
I finally received the first particle, which i was all excited to use because it was new for me. I typed in the guys code he provided, making sure that he had everything right. Connected the particle to a 5.0V 2.5Amp Samsung Fast Charger, and had no issues. Finally ran the program, and the board dies, and the servo is slowly spinning at this point.
I contact Particle Support (Thank you for dealing with me guys, honestly), and they sent me a new one quickly.
Second particle photon,
I was curious if it was human error, and that maybe i messed something up, so I do everything from the first photon, except I connected it to a USB port on my computer instead of the samsung fast charger, and I cut out the buzzer from the code that they guy originally gives. Photon dies, I contacted support AGAIN with my head down, and asking for forgiveness. Low and behold they came through, picked me up, and sent me another particle photon.
Literally came in today, all excited about it. I finally knew from the emails back, and forth from particle support that 5.0V 2.5 Amps is enough to power it properly. I said alright, and thought that i would be fine. Edited the code a little to take out the buzzer so i could save on line space. Got verified, and flashed it properly. Soon as I ran it this time, it died.
Im literally at a loss on this one. I wont be contacting support for a replacement because they have given so much to me already, I will be ordering a JTAG programmer if people think these Photons can be salvaged, and if that case. I really need help with knowing how to rebuild the memory on the Photon Particles.
Please help me out, i know this is TL;DR post, but i need help.