The beginners examples https://docs.particle.io/tutorials/hardware-projects/hardware-examples/photon/ for the Photon don’t correspond to the photon kit circuit template I received. I’d like to find descriptions and examples for the actual kit I received for accurate explanations.
Attached is a photo of my Photon protoboard. The blinking LED side I’m okay with, even though different pins are used than in the online examples. But the photo sensor side seems too different from the example. It looks like pin A5 is used as the voltage source but the spec manual says A5 is one of the ADCs, which seems odd. Maybe it floats a voltage and works but it seems unconventional. Also, my kit has a phototransistor instead of photoresistor so the diagram is not helpful in orienting the leads, although I think I found the information somewhere else. Resistor values are different from the online examples too (actually, words are correct, schematic different).
If there are online examples that correspond to these kits that are being sent out I’d like to get a link to it so I can better program this kit. I can’t understand why the “getting started” examples are so far off, seems like a bad place to cause confusion.