In the fifth episode of this series, Dmitry Lyalin and Suz Hinton continue covering Windows IoT Core fundamentals using a custom built smart IoT device prototype. This time they’ll be walking through using Azure IoT Hub’s Device Methods to control the device remotely. You’ll learn how to remotely capture photos from a smart device and store them with a few lines of C# and Azure Blob Storage connected to Azure IoT Hub.

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In the fourth episode of this series, Dmirty and Suz connect the smart home device to the outside world for monitoring purposes. The temperature readings from the climate sensor can be pushed to Azure IoT Hub for consumption by cloud based software, such as Azure IoT Central.

A walkthrough of both these Azure services will be conducted, featuring both code and high level architectural explanations. Some example scenarios will be covered to give you an overview of the practical applications of monitoring telemetry from smart devices.

Resources:

  1. Smart Home Device source code on GitHub
  2. Azure IoT Hub Documentation
  3. Azure IoT Central
  4. Create a Free Account (Azure): https://aka.ms/c9-azurefree

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

In the first episode of this series, Dmitry and his guest Suz Hinton introduce Windows IoT Core as a way of building applications for IoT solutions. We cover some foundational topics such as how Windows IoT works, and what it is designed for. We’ll also discuss how Windows IoT applications are developed, and how they differ from regular Universal Windows Platform applications.

Featuring a brief introduction to breadboards and the Raspberry Pi, we set the scene for writing your first Windows IoT Core UWP application, detailed in the second episode of this series.

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

Resources:

  1. Windows IoT Core Overview
  2. How breadboards work
  3. How to install Windows IoT Core on your Raspberry Pi