I have a particle photon that was used for a school project. Now that the project is disassembled, I have another use for my photon.
We have a machine shop in our engineering building that is open for student use. However, the machinist also has to tend to laboratory maintenance/repair and attend irregularly scheduled meetings. This becomes rather inconvinient for students carrying heavy or fragile materials from across the building just to find out they have to turn around.
To remedy this, we would like to put a reed switch on the door and connect it to the photon. Then have a simple website that people can go to. A simple message or box with a color in it could display if the shop is open or closed.
I have seen all kinds of stuff about posting to twitter, but nothing about how to post to a simple website. It would be great if this is something that I could pull into wordpress to integrate to the shop website.
Any ideas on how to easily complete this? Ideally it would update within a minute of the door status changing.