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8 Posts authored by: bwilless element14 Team
I just uploaded *.stl files for an Avnet Azure Sphere Starter Kit Case that you can print on your 3D printer.  I'm sure your prints will look better than mine!   You can find all the files on Thingaverse: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4103421   ...
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 ...
As many are discovering the "Add Connected Service" utility is not working in Visual Studio 2019.  It works just fine in Visual Studio 2017, so if that's an option you can go that route.   The graphics below capture documentation that walk you through how to find the information required for your Azure Sphere app_manifest.json file that the "Add Connected Service" utility adds for you.   Brian     ...
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 ...
This blog is intended to help developers who are having issues connecting to an IoT Hub, or an IoT Central application using one of the Avnet OOB example projects.  My personal experience is that I've always been able to connect to my IoT Hub.  I've done my best to identify and capture  things that I think can go wrong.  My list is not comprehensive at all, if you find another debugging tip, please post it in the comments for others to use!   There are three failure poi ...
IoT Central Application Features Implementation Steps Create a device template Add Toggle controls to the Settings Tab Provision Devices in IoT Central Add the device to IoT Central To manually add a device to IoT Central, navigate to the Device Explorer by clicking on Device Explorer à AvnetStarterKit (1.0.0). Connection String Introduction   Welcome to part 3 of the Avnet Azure Sphere Starter-Kit (Out of Box Demo).  In this follow-up blog, we' ...
Introduction Welcome to part 2 of the Avnet Azure Sphere Starter-Kit (Out of Box Demo).  In this follow-up blog, we'll walk through connecting the example application to Azure using an IoT Hub.  After we connect our device to the IoT Hub, I'll walk through digital device twins and demonstrate how we can control devices on our board from Azure.  An finally, we'll provision a Time Series Insights resource in Azure to visualize the telemetry data that our device is sending to Azure.& ...
Note: 12/23/19 This blog has been updated for the recent 19.11 SDK Release.  The sample project and these instructions have been updated to utilize the CMAKE build process recently adopted by Microsoft. Introduction Developing products with Microsoft Azure Sphere has just become a lot easier with a new Azure Sphere MT3620 Starter Kit hardware and application software examples from Avnet. This highly adaptable starter kit has a range of expansion interfaces and a production-ready MT3620 ba ...