Let your family know you are in meetings with an IoT Busy light

Like a lot of folks at the moment, I'm working for home and my child is off school. For those reading this in the future and wondering why, I am currently living in the time of the COVID-19 pandemic and worldwide toilet paper shortages. One of the upsides of working from home, especially when my 7 year old is off school is that I am available mos…

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Getting an internship at Microsoft

Come as you are, do what you loveI've been asked a few times for thoughts and tips around getting an internship at Microsoft. So in the spirit of "I didn't have time to reply to you so I wrote this blog post", I thought I'd provide a stack of resources useful to folks wanting to know more about the process. ApplicationInterested in an internship he…

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Streaming Serial data using an MXChip

The MXChip board has 2 serial ports - one using the USB which is great for debugging, and one you can use to stream data from third party modules. This article shows you how! TL;DR - connect the TXD on the module to 1 on the MXChip, RXD to 2, then create a new Serial using UARTClass Serial1(UART_1); You can then call this in the same way as the Ard…

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Save your users from typing with AI 🤖

I've been playing a lot with the Azure Custom Vision Service - a great service to build image classification and object detection models with just a few images. To make it easier to test my models, I wanted to build a mobile app that connects to a custom vision project and uses that to classify or detect objects in images captured using the camera.…

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Trying out Try .NET

Try .NET is a new thing to come from the .NET teams that allows you to, well, try .NET. In a browser. You can think of it as a way to create interactive .NET documentation using .NET Core. What is Try .NETThe experience or writing code in a browser itself isn't new, developers have been able to try out C# coding snippets in the browser for a while…

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