Cross Platform Iot at CTXUG

Last night was the Cross Platform Iot Session at CTXUG in Cape Town.    The turnout was absolutely amazing!    Thank you to all for coming it was a really fun evening!


Roger Weiss from Aliens kicked off with an overview of Windows 10 Iot Core and a few demos.  These demos featured some awesome use of Microsoft Cognitive services and also some nifty voice controlled home automation.


It was then my turn.   Unfortunately Chris van Wyk couldn’t make it this evening.  🙁


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 0.41 Preview

The new Xamarin Iot preview for Linux based devices

Azure Iot Hubs


Devices wise 


Raspberry Pi 3

Intel Edison

Raspberry Pi Zero W

Latte Panda and Arduino Leonardo

MXChip Azure Kit

Devices everywhere! Latte Panda, Pi With Android Things. NexDock


The awesome new MXCHIP Azure Iot kit (Arduino)


The presentation can be found here:

Android Things Weather Station Sample with Azure Iot Hubs:

Cross Platform Generic Xamarin Forms sample that ran on Phone, Android Things and Windows 10 Iot (I didn’t demo this, but it works too):


Xamarin Android Things Nuget:


Xamarin Android Things Contrib Drivers:


Getting Started with Xamarin Iot:


MXChip Azure Kit:


Android Things Starter Kit with Rainbow Hat:


Rainbow HAT


There’s a Xamagon!


Interesting VR Stuff happening in Aliens office