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Run Visual Studio Code on a Raspberry Pi
Run Visual Studio Code on a Raspberry Pi

It’s finally here! An official supported version of VS Code that runs on a Raspberry Pi! ICYMI: VS Code now officially supports @Raspberry_Pi too! 🍰 ➡️ Download the Linux ARM and ARM64 builds here: https://t.co/aMc3pDFkDu pic.twitter.com/gsATu20K4X — Visual Studio Code (@code) October …

Building smart garden ornaments with a Raspberry Pi and micro:bits
Building smart garden ornaments with a Raspberry Pi and micro:bits

Ever wanted to track things happening in your garden, neighborhood or school using smart garden ornaments? Now you can using BBC micro:bits and a cloud-based IoT service. TL;DR: check out this project on GitHub for a weeks worth of fun to do with families, friends or in the classroom using a …

Raspberry Pi cloud-connected Hat Cam
Raspberry Pi cloud-connected Hat Cam

This project builds a wearable, cloud connected camera. This is useful in situations where you want a record of what the camera sees stored in the cloud as quickly as possible. Make sure you use this in compliance will all applicable laws and privacy considerations.

Recognizing words on a microcontroller using TinyML
Recognizing words on a microcontroller using TinyML

Learn how to train a TinyML word recognizer to run on a microcontroller using Azure ML Studio and the Adafruit EdgeBadge.

Let your family know you are in meetings with an IoT Busy light
Let your family know you are in meetings with an IoT Busy light

Like a lot of folks at the moment, I’m working for home and my child is off school. For those reading this in the future and wondering why, I am currently living in the time of the COVID-19 pandemic and worldwide toilet paper shortages. One of the upsides of working from home, especially when …

Setting an Azure IoT Hub connection string in code on an MXChip
Setting an Azure IoT Hub connection string in code on an MXChip

Learn how to set the Azure IoT Hub connection string on an MXChip board in code.

Storing IoT Data in a database
Storing IoT Data in a database

Learn how to use Stream Analytics to stream data from an IoT hub to a database such as Cosmos DB

Connecting your Domain.com domain name to your web app during an MLH hackathon
Connecting your Domain.com domain name to your web app during an MLH hackathon

You’re at an MLH Hackathon and you decide you want to win the Domain.com prize for the best domain name registered at the event. You’ve decided on the ultimate name, and now you want to use it for your hack… Here’s how to connect it to Azure app service.

Getting an internship at Microsoft
Getting an internship at Microsoft

Come as you are, do what you love I’ve been asked a few times for thoughts and tips around getting an internship at Microsoft. So in the spirit of “I didn’t have time to reply to you so I wrote this blog post”, I thought I’d provide a stack of resources useful to folks …

Visualizing locations and paths on a map with Azure Maps
Visualizing locations and paths on a map with Azure Maps

Learn how to show an Azure Maps control on a web page, and add pins and paths to the map

Are you where you should be? Checking Geofences using Azure Maps
Are you where you should be? Checking Geofences using Azure Maps

A Geofence is a virtual boundary defined using an area on a map. Azure Maps has tools for checking if a coordinate is inside that Geofence. This post looks at how to do these checks.

Streaming Serial data using an MXChip
Streaming Serial data using an MXChip

The MXChip board has 2 serial ports - one using the USB which is great for debugging, and one you can use to stream data from third party modules. This article shows you how! TL;DR - connect the TXD on the module to 1 on the MXChip, RXD to 2, then create a new Serial using UARTClass Serial1(UART_1); …