I am new here and to the Particle hardware but have used the Arduino products now for about a year. I don’t even have my products yet as I have only ordered a few days ago so I can’t play, which is killing me but I will get over it. I have built a controller with the Arduinos that allows me to manage 120 meters of NeoPixels over a XBee network which I thought was real cool until I found the photon now I have all kinds of new ideas for that project. : )
This brings me to my questions, forgive me if they a stupid questions but I have no hardware yet to play with and figure it out on my own…
If I use a Core/Photon and plug it in to my computer via USB can I write a program that can read files off my computer via that USB port?
Once I have written a program on my Particle device and it’s available to the cloud can I then use the cloud to directly connect to that device using a mobile phone.
Here is the goal…
Write a webserver on the Particle device (been writing custom web servers for years)
Use the could to connect to the Particle device via my mobile phone.
Have the Particle device now server web pages and content directly to my mobile phone.
This would allow me to create a situation where I did not have to open ports on my router but could use the cloud to establish the connection between the two then, once connected, communicate and pass data without using the cloud.
If this can be done I would love to read up on how that is done while I wait for my products to arrive. And was hoping I could be pointed in the right direction to do this. I hope to see my Core kit arrive in the next week or so and would like to hit the ground running.
Thanks in advance for any pointers, links, ideas I can explore.