Last night was the Cross Iot Session at GXUGSA in Johannesburg. It’s always fun presenting all the Iot toys, but also what can actually be done with Xamarin and the rest of the Microsoft tooling.
It’s also not always clear that you can basically do anything you want with Xamarin, so always nice and exciting to showcase it outside the usual phone type scenarios.
The session featured
Visual Micro for Visual Studio
Visual Studio Code with Arduino Extension which is now Open Source.
Xamarin Forms and Xamarin.Android with Android Things 0.4 Preview
The new Xamarin Iot preview for Linux based devices
Windows 10 Iot Core
Azure Iot Hubs
Raspberry Pi 2 + 3
Raspberry Pi Zero W
Latte Panda and Arduino Leonardo
MXChip Azure Kit
The presentation can be found here: https://github.com/apead/XUGSA/tree/master/11072017
Android Things Weather Station Sample with Azure Iot Hubs: https://github.com/apead/Xamarin-AndroidThings-Contrib
Cross Platform Generic Xamarin Forms sample that ran on Phone, Android Things and Windows 10 Iot: https://github.com/apead/XUGSABuildAutomation
Xamarin Android Things Nuget: https://www.nuget.org/packages/Xamarin.Android.Things/0.4.0-devpreview
Xamarin Android Things Contrib Drivers: https://www.nuget.org/packages/Xamarin.AndroidThings.Contrib.RainbowHat/0.40.0-beta
Getting Started with Xamarin Iot: http://explorationspace.co.za/2017/06/21/xamarin-iot-comes-to-visual-studio-2017-on-windows/
MXChip Azure Kit: https://microsoft.github.io/azure-iot-developer-kit/
Android Things Starter Kit with Rainbow Hat: https://shop.pimoroni.com/products/rainbow-hat-for-android-things