ThinkParticle (community library)


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Name ThinkParticle
Version 0.2.6
Installs 321
License MIT
Author Steve Harris
Download .tar.gz
All Versions 0.2.6, 0.2.5, 0.2.3

Particle library for integration with Think Automatic machine learning platform.

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Particle library for integration with Think Automatic machine learning platform

Getting Started

This library enables devices such as the Photon to easily integrate with the Think Automatic machine learning platform. In order to keep this library small, simple and secure it communicates with the platform though a Node.js proxy called ThinkHub running on a machine on the same local network as the Particle device using this library.


Install and run the ThinkHub proxy on any machine on the same LAN as your Particle device. The ThinkHub project can be found here.

Using the ThinkParticle library

The ThinkParticle library is published through the library publishing system. Simply search the community libraries for ThinkParticle. The provided example looks like the following and is designed to work with a modified Staples Easy Button although it will also work with any button input.

#include "application.h"
#include "ThinkParticle/ThinkParticle.h"

int led = D7;

int button = D6;
bool buttonPressed = FALSE;

void postCallback(String name, String value)
if (name == "LED")
if (value == "on")
digitalWrite(led, HIGH);
if (value == "off")
digitalWrite(led, LOW);

// This sets the name of the device, type of device (by guid), and callback for processing
// commands from the platform. To browse existing device types or to create a new one
// go to
ThinkDevice thinkDevice("Easy Button", "51c68fea-2d6f-46e9-b4d7-0cf772a10920", postCallback);

void defaultCmd(WebServer &server, WebServer::ConnectionType type, char *, bool)
/* this line sends the standard "we're all OK" headers back to the
browser */

/* if we're handling a GET or POST, we can output our data here.
For a HEAD request, we just stop after outputting headers. */
if (type != WebServer::HEAD)
/* this defines some HTML text in read-only memory aka PROGMEM.
* This is needed to avoid having the string copied to our limited
* amount of RAM. */
P(message) =
"<form action=\"/think\" method=\"POST\">"
"Tell your device what to do!<br>"
"<input type=\"radio\" name=\"LED\" value=\"on\">Turn the LED on."
"<input type=\"radio\" name=\"LED\" value=\"off\">Turn the LED off."
"<input type=\"submit\" value=\"Do it!\">"

void setup()
pinMode(led, OUTPUT);
pinMode(button, INPUT_PULLUP);

// For good measure, let's also make sure LED is off when we start:
digitalWrite(led, LOW);



void loop()

if ((digitalRead(button) == LOW) && !buttonPressed)
buttonPressed = TRUE;
thinkDevice.patch("Button", "activate");
else if ((digitalRead(button) == HIGH) && buttonPressed)
buttonPressed = FALSE;

Special thanks to Matthew (m-mcgowan) and all the contributers to the Webduino webserver library which is included as part of this module. And thanks to Nils Mattisson (nmattisson) and all the contributers to the HttpClient library which served as a valuable reference.


This project is licensed under the MIT License - see the LICENSE file for details

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