My name is Will, and I'm a member of the team at Particle, an IoT cloud platform for (up until now) embedded devices. We've shipped over 200,000 Wi-Fi and Cellular development kits, and are super excited to announce that we've been working with the Raspberry Pi Foundation to provide free IoT cloud support for the 10,000,000 Raspberry Pi devices already out in the world.
All Raspberry Pi devices, as of late November, will be able to connect to the Particle Cloud, and to take advantage of key IoT features like secure messaging, over-the-air updates, simplified GPIO control, data visualization, cloud integrations, and batch script execution out of the box. To learn more and to sign up for our beta program, visit http://www.particle.io/particle-pi.
The Raspberry Pi + Particle integration will bring a bunch of unique features to the Raspberry Pi that we're really excited about:
Run simple Arduino code on your Pi:
- No more complicated tooling, setup, or scripting to perform simple tasks like trigger a pin, blink an LED, or read a sensor value. With Particle's Raspberry Pi Agent, you can write simple Arduino and C/C++ code that compiles and runs as an executable on your Raspberry Pi. Take advantage of Particle's hundreds of embedded libraries to make interacting with sensors and controlling your Pi's GPIO a breeze.
- - Over the Air Firmware Updates
- Batch Script Execution
- Remote Data Collection
- Integrations with IFTTT, Google Cloud, and other popular web services through Webhooks.
To learn more about the integration, and to sign up for the beta program, please visit our sign up page at http://www.particle.io/particle-pi. If you have any questions, post them below!
Will @ Particle