I registered some time ago because I bought a core unit on ebay but I never had the time to make it work. I tried last week and I think it is broken or corrupt in some way and thats why I bought it so cheap back then. Sorry if some parts are not correctly writen, my english is not as good as it should.
I bought a photon which I think I will receive tomorrow and I have been reading some documentation pages these days.
Well, I have a couple of questions. First one, related to the capacity of photon board itself. Now I have some arduinos connected through xbees to a local network (raspberry with an xbee as main node) which has 6 digital inputs for sensors, 6 digital outputs and a pwm or another digital output and a couple of buttons. Its a kind of automated home environment. I guess there is no problem with the amount of pins and their use, is it?.
Second question. I just read about I have to pay to use the dashboard a monthly fee. Is it correct? I have some plans to sell my product but at a very low price (just covering costs, nothing else). Also, the amount of units I am planing to sell I don’t think never reach 30-40 units. For sure, they will never take 100. I would be proud if I am able to sell 10 between my friends and family. I am not planning to become rich with this, I already have a job and this is just a hobby.
I would want to switch from arduino yo photon because I want to be able to update the firmware in case I find a bug and also because now I need a raspberry and a screen to connect the raspberry to the internet through a local wifi network and being able to send frames received by its xbee to my personal server. I don’t even need to save the data in particle servers. I already have my own with all the scripts already running. So I could use particle platform to update firmware and trigger some functions some time (Switch on/off a light…).
What is the situation with this? I mean, do I have to pay because I have a kind of product due to the amount of units? Or I can have all the units registered to my account, manage them from it and it is ok?
If you have read till here, thank you.