Build a virtual IoT Lab with Raspberry Pis and Azure IoT Hub
The rise of virtual education has led to sweeping changes in how students are taught. A lot of computer science lessons can be run with only small changes thanks to the cloud - Azure Lab Services can provide virtual machines with developer tooling, or GitHub Codespaces can replace the physical lab …
What is edge computing, why do it, why send IoT data to the cloud?
I recently had a student reach out to me with some great questions around Edge computing and how it matches to IoT, and indeed why even use the cloud with IoT. They have to write a paper on the difference between edge computing and just using the cloud, and were researching these terms and trying to …
Control holiday lights with Python, Azure IoT and Power Apps
As the nights draw in here in the northern hemisphere, there are a number of winter celebrations that happen - and one thing they all have in common is lights. In the past I’ve just purchased strings of lights from the nearest retailer, strung them up to a tree or around my house, and fought …
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
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
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
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
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
Learn how to set the Azure IoT Hub connection string on an MXChip board in code.
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
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
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 …