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); …
Save your users from typing with AI 🤖
I’ve been playing a lot with the Azure Custom Vision Service - a great service to build image classification and object detection models with just a few images. To make it easier to test my models, I wanted to build a mobile app that connects to a custom vision project and uses that to …
Building a live caption tool - part 1
Learn how to build a live captioner using Python and the Azure Cognitive Services
Adding Try .NET to VSCode launch.json
Learn how to launch Try .NET from VS Code using the debug menu instead of the terminal.
Trying out Try .NET
Try .NET is a new thing to come from the .NET teams that allows you to, well, try .NET. In a browser. You can think of it as a way to create interactive .NET documentation using .NET Core. What is Try .NET The experience or writing code in a browser itself isn’t new, developers have been able …
Python on a Raspberry Pi using VS Code
Want to use VS Code on a Raspberry Pi to code in Python?
Here’s how to do it.
Jim made some dumb mistakes when recording a video. You won't believe how he fixed it with Azure Media Services!
Learn how Jim used Azure Media Services to fix his dumb mistakes when recording video!
Screen sharing a Raspberry Pi from a Mac
I’ve been playing with a Raspberry Pi for a while, and I’m getting fed up with changing the input to my monitor and using a second keyboard/mouse (yeah, yeah, 1st World Problem I know). I decided to set up a remote screen share so I can share the screen. This means I can use the same …
Xamarin ❤ F#
Xamarin and Xamarin.Forms need no introduction. I’m sure by now you are well aware of these technologies and have seen many examples of building cross-platform mobile apps using C#. If not, I can highly recommend my book Xamarin in Action which if you follow this link and use code …
Prototyping your first cloud-connected IoT project using an MXChip board and Azure IoT hub.
Learn how to build an internet connected fan using the MXChip Azure IoT dev kit and Azure IoT Hub
Flying long haul with young children
A discussion came up at work the other day on flying long-haul with very young children (toddler age), so I though it would be good to share the tips that I shared with the discussion. My daughter is 6 and has been on over 40 flights, including a lot of long haul as a toddler so I’ve managed …