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Thanks to Element14, AVnet and Microsoft for bring me up this oportunity to test and put in a real world application the Azure Sphere MT3620 Starter kit. Specially all the people who was made it!!. cftEnergy is a project to introduce IoT tecnologies in class-room sessions. Technical Focus: From this advanced tutorial: Avnet Azure Sphere Starter-Kit: Advanced Tutorial and this course in Hackster.io - Azure Sphere TechnicalTrainig Course -: https://www.hackster.io/workshops/azure-sphere-course ...
Hello all,   So I think I'm going to try to build a device that encompasses these design goals:   1. Monitors the following (minimum) parameters of your home on a continuous basis: indoor temperature status of power to the home (from the electric company) status of the furnace or AC 2. Is connected to the internet and has the ability to send either an SMS message or email alert if any of the following occur: loss of power to the home (electricity goes out) indoor temp drops bel ...
Project main goal This blog will focus on giving Azure Sphere all the senses needed to observe various machines for their condition. Machines in this context are various objects that use electricity or other fuel to make some useful job. Some ideas of machines that can be considered would be things like: pumps, engines, presses, lifts and other heavy industry machines, kitchen helpers etc. All the information that the Sphere gathers will be uploaded to cloud to allow remote monitoring of machine ...
Introduction  One of the really nice things about developing your secure IoT product with Azure Sphere is that Microsoft has implemented all the hooks and OS Services for your Azure Sphere application to leverage Azure IoT Hub features for Cloud to Device (C2D) communication/control.  Three common D2C tools available from Azure IoT Hubs are Device Twins, Remote Messages, and Direct Method calls.  This blog will introduce the reader to Direct Method calls.   What is a Direct ...
zolee1994

Azure Project #1

Posted by zolee1994 Sep 11, 2019
For a challenge which has name: Sensing the World ...
After my first blog yesterday, I have being finding resources on how to start developing IoT with it. this blog #1 is mainly to document all the resources   This image from https://www.element14.com/community/themes/images/2019/AzureSphereMD_BlockDiagram.png  shows the starter kit in a pictorial way.       Tutorial wise, I have decided to start follow these Avnet's Azure Sphere Starter-Kit (Out of Box Demo) Part 1 of 3 this is a 3 part series from Reference Design ...
I presume for Azure Sphere i need to use Microsoft Azure. I have used Azure before but am not using it right now. I have decide to do some reading about IoT with microsoft.   coincidentally, few days ago i borrowed a Windows 10 IoT book from library hence i spent the day flipping through it. It gives me the impression that i need to use IoT Hub. From my last experience, the most difficult thing with Azure, other than the documentation that is like a maze, is its unpredictable pricing. I ...
this is my first blog to phase 1 of azure sphere challenge These are the steps to start. After installing the Azure Sphere SDK, start it command prompt, connect the starter kit and type the command azsphere device show-status in screenshot above, everything is unknown and disconnected. This is expected. to use it we need to claim the device by typing command azsphere device claim   then we use command azsphere device wifi add --ssid <my ssid> --key <password> . it cannot a ...
Here are steps to get started   1) install Azure Sphere SDK by following instruction on https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure-sphere/install/install in short, we need visual studio 2019 or 2017. Upon plug in we get 3 com port   from visual studio 2019, extension , search, download (156MB) and install it 2) we need to check the azure os to see if it needs an os update https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure-sphere/install/install-os I initially fail this and I find out that ...
Here at Avnet, we've been working hard to create Azure Sphere content to help developers jump start their Azure Sphere projects.  I wanted to create this blog to capture all the content we've developed as well as some links to Microsoft resources.  As we add more content, I'll update this blog.  So bookmark this blog and check back periodically to see what's new from the Avnet team.   Element14 Content  Out-of-Box Examples These blogs are a great starting point for learn ...
Avnet just released an MT3620 Azure Sphere Development Kit with a contest related to it. This is my entry for this contest which took me around 30h to complete.  Feel free to find the source code at: https://github.com/thebillkidy/PublicProjects/tree/master/C/AzureSphere-Avnet-E2E-Project note that most of the code is custom written or rewritten (in case of libraries that did not support this SPI interface) to be suitable for this contest and the Avnet MT3620 development kit. Project Descr ...
After some troubles trying to drill and tap the included plastic clips, I've found two methods of securing the board without damaging components. The first involves a nylon standoff (#4-40) , although there isn't space to secure the nut on top. The second uses a sandwich of nylon shoulder washers and a long #4-40 screw. A 3D printed box with plastic posts will probably be the final answer. Scott ...
Preface I am planning on creating a project for the Azure Sphere contest. I have narrowed down the ideas I want to try. Nevertheless most of them will share some common functionality throughout. Since big projects are made up just figuring out little things, I have decided to blog about my process as I approach these problems and what I learn from them. So the first little thing I wanted to tackle was motion. I will probably need to move something else using a motor of some kind, so I spent a we ...
Greetings and salutations! I'm creating this entry level blog post in hopes it might be helpful to someone completely new to Microsoft Azure and the Azure Sphere MT3620.  I'm a bit late getting into the game since the contest got started back in mid-July.   Who Am I? First, a little bit about my background. I've been in Healthcare IT for about 20 years now with duties ranging from Microsoft server admin, SQL database admin, web development and Unix/Linux server admin roles. I've obtain ...
It looks cool!  It's free (except shipping)!  I want it!     Maybe I should have read a bit more before I ordered the kit...   Now I have to actually do something IoT.  Note to self:  Read, then click.   Day 1:  The kit arrives.  Time to connect to the world.  Time to load Visual Studio Community.  Time to load Azure Sphere SDK.  Time to get an Azure account.  I should have paid more attention to those Getting ...