PatriotSwitch (community library)


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Name PatriotSwitch
Version 5.1.0
Installs 1842
License BSD
Author Ron Lisle
Download .tar.gz
All Versions 5.1.0, 5.0.0, 2.0.0, 1.0.1, 1.0.0

Extend Patriot IoT to support switches. Patriot provides support for controlling IoT devices using Alexa and iOS devices. This plugin adds the ability to add switches to control those devices wirelessly also.

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A Patriot plugin to support input switch devices.

This library is used to support input switch devices. Any Photon I/O pin may be used to provide on/off status.


Include this library in any Photon sketch that needs to support a Switch. Refer to the more complex examples in the main Patriot IoT examples directory.

This example creates a single switch device connected to pin D4. The internal pull-up resistor is used, so the switch needs only ground the pin to change its state. For experimenting, you can use a jumper wire to ground.

When the state of the input D4 pin changes, an event named "switch" will be published. Other device can define a behavior that uses this event.

You can use the console to monitor these events.

#include <IoT.h>
#include <PatriotSwitch.h>

IoT *iot;

void setup() {
iot = IoT::getInstance();

Switch *switch1 = new Switch(D4, "Switch");

void loop() {


Refer to the Patriot Github repository and documentation for more information.


Here's how you can make changes to this library and eventually contribute those changes back.

To get started, clone the library from GitHub to your local machine.

Change the name of the library in to something different. You can add your name at then end.

Modify the sources in and with the new behavior.

To compile an example, use particle compile examples/usage command in Particle CLI or use our Desktop IDE.

After your changes are done you can upload them with particle library upload or Upload command in the IDE. This will create a private (only visible by you) library that you can use in other projects. Do particle library add IoT_myname to add the library to a project on your machine or add the IoT_myname library to a project on the Web IDE or Desktop IDE.

At this point, you can create a GitHub pull request with your changes to the original library.

If you wish to make your library public, use particle library publish or Publish command.


Copyright 2017 Ron Lisle

Refer to the included LICENSE file.

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