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Re: Windows 10 Core IoT FAQ (Unofficial)

Wed Oct 28, 2015 10:45 am

97. Find the Twitter feed from Microsoft about Windows 10 Core and Core IoT

https://twitter.com/WindowsDev
https://twitter.com/windowsuk
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Re: Windows 10 Core IoT FAQ (Unofficial)

Wed Oct 28, 2015 11:07 am

98. So what version of Windows 10 are there and who are they aimed at/expected to be bought by

http://www.guidingtech.com/44340/window ... explained/
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Re: Windows 10 Core IoT FAQ (Unofficial)

Wed Oct 28, 2015 11:14 am

99. Find the UK TechNet Blog

http://blogs.technet.com/b/uktechnet/
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Re: Windows 10 Core IoT FAQ (Unofficial)

Wed Oct 28, 2015 11:21 am

100. The Windows 10 Core API I want to use doesn't exist in UWP Core IoT API space. What shall I do.

Head over to

http://www.pinvoke.net/index.aspx

a Web site dedicated to calling Win32 APIs from managed code. Most of (but not all) of those mentioned APIs are in also Core IoT.
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Re: Windows 10 Core IoT FAQ (Unofficial)

Wed Oct 28, 2015 11:26 am

101. I am still having problems setting up my HDMI screen. Can someone explain all those resolutions, etc. in config.txt

viewtopic.php?f=28&t=5851&p=77547#p77547
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Re: Windows 10 Core IoT FAQ (Unofficial)

Wed Oct 28, 2015 11:34 am

102. Where can I find a Pictorial Buying Guide for the Raspberry Pi

viewtopic.php?f=91&t=83446

This is a great guide from the Raspbian/Linux side of the world but most of it (only the Model B 2 supports IoT) also applies to IoT

Don't worry, they don't bite.
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Re: Windows 10 Core IoT FAQ (Unofficial)

Wed Oct 28, 2015 11:47 am

103. Windows vs Linux: what's the best operating system?

http://www.itpro.co.uk/operating-system ... z3prWe01pU

A more generic view but is also true for IoT
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Re: Windows 10 Core IoT FAQ (Unofficial)

Wed Oct 28, 2015 11:52 am

104. I am having problems with interfacing stuff to the GPIO pins and things.


From viewtopic.php?p=589877#p589877 i.e. a Hardware only take on this question

4. LOGIC LEVEL PROBLEMS (WITH LCDs, UARTS, AND OTHER LOGIC DEVICES)

The output levels of the Pi's GPIO are either nearly 0V, or nearly 3.3V. For most modern logical devices, a logic high of 3.3V is enough, but there are exceptions. For example, many 16x2 character LCDs use either the KS0066 or the HD44780 LCD controller: when fed with 5V, these ICs need at least 3.8V, and so only giving them 3.3V may not register reliably as a logic high, resulting in garbled characters, or even the inability to control the LCD at all.

It is possible to level shift the 3.3V GPIO signals to approximately 5V, but you need at least six shifter levels. An easier solution is to lower the voltage the LCD runs off: instead of 5V, feed it 4V. The LCD controller will work happily with 4V, and the needed input level will go down. One simple way to drop the voltage is by simply adding a diode between the 5V supply, and the LCD's IC power-supply pin (Vcc). Almost any diode will do, but we recommend a 1N4148.

The logic level problem may also affect other digital inputs, like shift registers: we recommend always checking the datasheet of the device to see if its Voltage Input High (VIH) is lower than 3.3V.
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Re: Windows 10 Core IoT FAQ (Unofficial)

Wed Oct 28, 2015 11:58 am

105. Common Pitfalls for Beginners

Again from the Raspbian side of things but a useful guide to start from (just ignore the bits that are Linux specific)

viewtopic.php?p=589877#p589877
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Re: Windows 10 Core IoT FAQ (Unofficial)

Wed Oct 28, 2015 12:20 pm

106. What's the UK governments take on IoT

http://iotuk.org.uk/
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Re: Windows 10 Core IoT FAQ (Unofficial)

Wed Oct 28, 2015 12:31 pm

107. Where can I find a C# application that can get more info from the OS than standard APIs

http://embedded101.com/Blogs/David-Jone ... 10-0-10531

Also works with 10556
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Re: Windows 10 Core IoT FAQ (Unofficial)

Wed Oct 28, 2015 3:08 pm

108. Find StackOverflow's 'Questions that have been asked about Windows Core IoT'

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/tagg ... ageSize=50
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Re: Windows 10 Core IoT FAQ (Unofficial)

Wed Oct 28, 2015 5:04 pm

109. How do I create an appx file ? When I build the project, there are no appx files in the bin folders.

Build for the Store.

Project: Store: Create App Packages

and then just say no to uploading to the Store (as there isn't one for IoT - yet) and select ARM if you are targeting the Pi

Select Generate App Bundle as 'Never' to get an appx

The cer file you get is only a 'test' certificate (i.e. self certified) which expires after a year. Proper cer files will have to wait for the 'IoT Store' to arrive I believe
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Re: Windows 10 Core IoT FAQ (Unofficial)

Wed Oct 28, 2015 7:16 pm

110. What's that little multi-coloured icon that keeps popping up in the top right of my display

If it looks like a miniature copy of the GPU splash screen at startup, then that's the GPU saying there is not enough power to the Pi. Other things may well start to go wrong, WiFi adapters, USB devices, etc.

Fit a bigger/better power supply or start powering other USB devices independently of the Pi.

P.S. Let's hope that this useful feature makes it through DirectX - when it happens
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Re: Windows 10 Core IoT FAQ (Unofficial)

Wed Oct 28, 2015 7:21 pm

111. What are those Mysterious Numbers being displayed in upper left and right corners of the screen

It's the frame counter turned on by the following code snippet in your App.xaml.cs:

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#if DEBUG
            if (System.Diagnostics.Debugger.IsAttached)
            {
                this.DebugSettings.EnableFrameRateCounter = true;
            }
#endif
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Re: Windows 10 Core IoT FAQ (Unofficial)

Thu Oct 29, 2015 10:37 am

112. How much current will the GPIO pins supply.

One of the first questions you need to ask when considering interfacing anything is, what current can you draw from the output? On this processor particularly, it is not an easy answer. The simplest answer would be 3mA, but a more considered answer might be:-

A maximum of 16mA per pin with the total current from all pins not exceeding 51mA.

When the Pi was designed, they used a figure of 3mA per GPIO pins in determining if the regulator could supply enough current.

Hence the simple 3mA limit mentioned before. However, if not all the pins are supplying current then you can divert those pin’s share of the current into the ones you are using. Hence the total recommended current limit of 17 * 3 = 51mA.

http://www.thebox.myzen.co.uk/Raspberry ... tputs.html
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Re: Windows 10 Core IoT FAQ (Unofficial)

Thu Oct 29, 2015 11:18 am

113. How do I connect 5v circuitry to the Pi.

Use voltage level shifters, something like https://www.sparkfun.com/products/12009
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Re: Windows 10 Core IoT FAQ (Unofficial)

Thu Oct 29, 2015 7:14 pm

114. How do I find a detailed list of what devices the OS knows about on the Pi

PS or SSH

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devcon.exe status *
to see a detailed list of all the devices/drivers the OS knows about right now
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Re: Windows 10 Core IoT FAQ (Unofficial)

Mon Nov 02, 2015 9:34 am

115. What's the difference between I²C and SPI busses

Introduction to I²C and SPI protocols
http://www.byteparadigm.com/application ... protocols/
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Re: Windows 10 Core IoT FAQ (Unofficial)

Wed Nov 04, 2015 12:49 am

116. Why does Visual Studio fail in deployment asking about a phone?

"Bootstrapping 'Device' failed. Device cannot be found. Deployment failed because no Windows Phone was detected. Make sure a phone is connected and powered on."

See under

Deploy your app
1.With the application open in Visual Studio, set the architecture in the toolbar dropdown. ... If you’re building for Raspberry Pi ... select ARM.

2.Next, in the Visual Studio toolbar, click on the Local Machine dropdown and select Remote Machine

http://ms-iot.github.io/content/en-US/w ... Blinky.htm
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Re: Windows 10 Core IoT FAQ (Unofficial)

Fri Dec 18, 2015 9:04 pm

117. What is the 'right' order to install VS etc.

From MS notes.

1. Make sure you are running the public release of Windows 10 (version 10.0.10240) or better.
2. Install Visual Studio Community 2015
3. or Update Visual Studio 2015 to U1
4. Validate your Visual Studio installation
5. Install Windows IoT Core Project Templates
6. Enable developer mode
7. Add the SDK (https://dev.windows.com/en-us/downloads/windows-10-sdk)
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Re: Windows 10 Core IoT FAQ (Unofficial)

Fri Jan 22, 2016 2:37 pm

Hello,
I am afraid, I have some queries about Windows 10 Iot core..It will be very much helpful to me if I get the answers. Thanks in advance :)

>> Is it necessary to install windows 10 in a genuine Windows OS?

>> What will be the facilities using genuine windows 10?

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Re: Windows 10 Core IoT FAQ (Unofficial)

Tue Feb 09, 2016 11:50 am

Maliha Rahman Mishi wrote:Hello,
I am afraid, I have some queries about Windows 10 Iot core..It will be very much helpful to me if I get the answers. Thanks in advance :)

>> Is it necessary to install windows 10 in a genuine Windows OS?

>> What will be the facilities using genuine windows 10?
You don't need Windows to write for the Pi, you can use JXCore, NodeJS, or the TinyCC cross-compiler toolchain :)


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Re: Windows 10 Core IoT FAQ (Unofficial)

Thu Mar 03, 2016 7:52 am

Is it possible to use ready (prepared) image for Raspberry Pi 3 Windows 10. Where can I download ?

You know you have to have windows 10 OS to prepare Raspberry Pi 3 Win10 image.

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