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Windows 10 IoT Core Breathalyzer

Background: Windows 10 IoT Core was created to build powerful solutions on low-powered devices with the potential to bridge the physical world into the nearly endless power of the cloud.  It offers a world of synergistic opportunity within the Microsoft ecosystem, which includes technologies such as Visual Studio, .NET, and Microsoft Azure.  All of this is available…

RPi + WinPhone + MS Band + Azure + Excel + Audio-Controlled LEDs = Hot Tub Time Machine From the Future

Hot Tub Time Machine from The Future – Music Entertainment System The Internet of Things and Houston weather have one thing very much in common.  They are sooooo hot right now!  Inspired by this, I have been thinking a lot about outdoor projects that interact with the cloud, for example my recent Spark Core powered Hot Tub…

Sending messages to Azure Event Hub with Spark over AMS API Proxy

In this article, I will describe how to publish data from a Spark Core to an Azure Event Hub for real-time processing using Azure Mobile Services as a message proxy. Spark OS is a distributed operating system for the Internet of Things that brings the power of the cloud to low-cost connected hardware.  Spark provides…

Porting Open Source Libraries to Windows for IoT (mincore)

Microsoft is bringing Windows to a new class of small devices. Riding the crest of the “Internet of Things” movement, Microsoft is looking to capitalize on devices and sensor capabilities of popular development boards. Recently, members of the Windows Developer Program for IoT have been able to gain access to a build of Windows which supports…

Kinect4NES – Control your classic NES with the Power of Kinect v2

Kinect4NES Recently, I have found myself becoming involved in the exciting world of “IoT” or internet of things.  All of this started while attending a presentation on the subject  that was put on by my fellow colleague Bret Stateham.  If you are unfamiliar with the concept of “IoT”, I like to think of it as a programmable system…

Introducing Azure Media Services – Uploading File Content to Azure Media Service

Azure Media Services allows you to leverage the highly scalable Azure infrastructure to deliver media content on demand.  It boasts the ability to deliver content at a scale equivalent of that used to distribute the Olympics to viewers worldwide!  It addition, it supports the ability to live stream muli-bitrate broadcasts, encode content on the fly, and…