Since the release of the Raspberry Pi 2 Model B, Microsoft has been promoting the use of their new Windows IoT core operating system which runs on the faster Pi. If this new operating system from the software giant is of interest, Microsoft have been publishing various guides on how to get started with hardware and software, starting with basic GPIO use.
The coding platform used is Microsoft Visual studio and written in C#, and by examining the offered code you can grasp the intricacies of this new development platform for the Raspberry Pi. It is followed by others that build on the knowledge such as working with shift registers, I2C and more.
So to get started with this and other Windows IoT core projects with your Raspberry Pi visit hackster.io. And for more, we're on facebook, Google+, and twitter - so follow us for news and product updates as well.
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This is a great way to add your own electronic components, circuitry, sensors or other devices to your Raspberry Pi model A+, B+ or 2 Model B - any of the current Raspberry Pis with a 40 pin GPIO header. The PiBreak Plus also includes a GPIO female header to solder yourself, and a pair of nuts, bolts, washers and spacers to ensure a a great fit.
And in the Freetronics fashion we've used a quality gold-plated (ENIG) PCB for durability, brought out all the power rails along with the GPIO next to the prototyping area to make adding circuits a breeze. Furthermore the pinouts are labelled on both the top and bottom of the PCB to save time referencing the right GPIO pins. For more information and to order - visit the PiBreak plus page now!