Is it possible to run Arduino on a Particle Photon?

I want complete software control over the device so I can connect it to the internet and do stuff without going through Particle's cloud, logins, etc.

  • I found several F1 cores, but no F2 cores yet. May 22, 2015 at 18:39
  • Hi @IgnacioVazquez-Abrams - I'm very new to this stuff overall. I'm not looking to do any custom electronics (soldering/breadboards/shields) work, just software development. What are these cores and what do they mean in regards to whether I can run Arduino or not?
    – sscirrus
    May 22, 2015 at 18:55
  • A core is a shim between the Arduino libraries and the underlying hardware. Without one you won't be able to use the IDE or any of the Arduino libraries with the board. May 22, 2015 at 19:01
  • @IgnacioVazquez-Abrams OK, so how good/bad is it that you've found 'several' F1 cores but no F2 cores?
    – sscirrus
    May 22, 2015 at 21:40
  • It means that it may be possible to create a F2 core, but that it has not been done. May 22, 2015 at 21:42

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You can use the new particle dev platform to do this https://www.particle.io/dev

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