If you’ve never seen a hackspace up close and personal, then you’re missing out. There are quite a few around the world. Microsoft has several on its larger campuses. In Microsoft terms, they are referred to as the Garage.  There’s even on at the Rockville Science Center.

Hackspaces are locations where people can work on various hardware projects, have access to specialized equipment, and learn various aspects of hardware and software programming.

In this video from Computerphile, take a virtual tour of the hackspace in Nottingham, UK.

edureka! has compiled a list of the top 7 IoT projects. If you’re impatient, here’s the list of the projects showcased in the video.

  • Biometrics System
  • Smart Irrigation System
  • Security Camera & Door Unlock System
  • Smart Home
  • Smart City
  • Zelda Ocarina Controlled Home Automation
  • Jarvis

In the second episode of this series, Dmitry and Suz Hinton cover the development process for deploying and debugging your very first Windows IoT Core application, “Hello Blinky”. An explanation of the breadboard setup is followed by a demonstration of using Visual Studio on a PC to run the Hello Blinky UWP application remotely on the Raspberry Pi.

A brief walkthrough of the Hello Blinky source code reveals a familiar set of APIs and a couple of new ones unique to Windows IoT Core. A tour of the deployment and debugging process will help equip you with the confidence to replicate the same setup on your own.

You can find all the episodes in this series as they go live in this YouTube playlist.

Resources:

  1. Getting Started Developing Applications
  2. Debugging your application
  3. Hello Blinky Sample on GitHub