Particle’s cloud service has proven to be a useful tool. Though previously it was mainly the domain of the boards produced by Particle, such as the photon and electron, they have decided to open up the Particle Cloud to Raspberry Pi.

Starting on November 22nd, Raspberry pi will be welcomed into the system, which brings some new feature to the low cost computing platform. The pi is already incredibly robust, but you can never have too many features, especially when they make your life easier. Here’s a bit of what is new:

  • Simple Arduino Code: Use the existing Particle Web IDE, and program your Pi with Wiring. No more complicated tooling, setup, or scripting to perform simple tasks like trigger a pin, blink an LED, or read a sensor value.
  • Over-the-Air Updates: Safely reprogram code running on your Pi’s one at a time in the Web IDE or as a fleet of devices in the Console.
  • Batch Script Execution: Remotely execute customized scripts on groups of Raspberry Pi’s using the exec command.
  • Remote Data Collection: Collect and publish data to the Particle Cloud, or store it locally by logging it on your Pi.
  • Integrations: Integrate with IFTTT, Google Cloud, or Microsoft Azure.

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Being the good maker-driven company that they are, they capped their announcement off with a project! Learn how to integrate a Raspberry Pi and the Particle Cloud to make an internet connected security camera!