IoT in .NET with a Raspberry Pi, Azure IoT Hub, and Xamarin

Back in November 2017 I blogged about a small home IoT project, wiring up garden lights and my garage to the internet through a Spark Core IoT device, accessed via a Xamarin app. That was so fun, I got more ideas and thought I’d do it again with a much more ambitious project. A fully automated and autonomous, IoT home security system.

This blog post is on Medium, so please go here to read it.

I’ll also be presenting this at the next Melbourne Xamarin Meetup, so if you’re in Melbourne come down on April 15, 2018.

IoT Internet Connected Home Project - Garden Lights and Garage Door with a Mobile App!

I’ve finally got in to some long awaited IoT with items I bought over 4 years ago that were lying dormant in storage containers. I backed Spark Core on Kickstarter on 31 May 2013, that’s how long I’ve been meaning to do something with it. Finally that time arrived.

Together with a Spark Core Relay Shield and a garage door magnetic reed switch which I bought around the same time, four years later I was ready to go.

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