Introduction to the Guide

The Raspberry Pi is an amazing credit-card sized computer with immense possibilities.

This guide will show you how to connect your Raspberry Pi to the Particle Device Cloud and how to create software for your Pi that you can use to read sensors, drive motors, communicate with other devices, and send information across the Internet.

The guide is broken down into three parts:

  • Getting Started goes over how to connect your device and then dives into some examples to get you used to the connected platform. If you've never played with connected hardware before, Getting Started is the section for you! It's filled with small footnotesWhen you hover over or click these, you will get more info on the underlined word. that you can hover over or (on smaller screens and mobile) click or tap for more info. If you're an expert, you may want to take the first few chapters to connect your device, then move on to Tools and Features.
  • Tools and Features details the different parts of the Particle platform that come in handy as you build a connected product. It includes using Particle Dev, the Console, the Command Line Interface (CLI) and more.
  • How to Build a Product is the final section. It reviews everything you'll need to do when taking the connected device you've prototyped into full production and deployment.

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