Windows 10 IoT Core
AppInstall can be used to install Appx packages on an IoT-Core device This blog covers an updated version of the toolkit for use on the latest Winsider IoT-Core builds.
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The Week or Two That Was
DAVID JONES V1.1
Some of the issues I have been looking at over the last week or so.
In the previous two blogs I discussed using the Web Portal running on a Windows 10 Phone to remotely or in-phone install and Universal Windows Platform app. In this blog I discuss options for install UWP app packages on Windows 10 IoT devices. This is a work in progress as I have not had success some of these methodologies.
The Dragonboard 410C from Arrow has been certified for Windows 10 IoT-Core and comes with Android installed. This blog takes a close look at the board’s features. Subsequent blogs will look at using the board in Android and IoT-Core modes.
After an absence from significant IoT-Core activity, whilst working on a significant phone app (as blogged here) I’m back in the IoT-Core space. Things have changed for the better so here goes. This blog covers my experiences with getting a RPI3 going with the latest Technical Preview build. Tools are now available to simplify setup and there is now a Remote Viewer. As a test UWP app, I have used (after a small modification) the Icons app on Codeplex, Universal Windows 10 SDK App Icons app as blogged in a previous blog. The app was modified because popups (as in MessageBox) are not supported in IoT-Core (Use thereof can cause an app crash in later OS versions). This feature change is covered.
The previous blog explained what needs to be done to be able to deploy and debug apps with latest build for IoT-Core (Build 10586). On the Microsoft IoT forums it was reported by some that if they didn’t set up as in the previous blog they got a pin request. This blog provides some detail as to how the Universal (Unencrypted Mode) authentication works. It also explains why some got the PIN request.
Windows 10 desktop/tablet has undergone a major refresh. At the same time Windows Mobile (Windows Phone 10) has RTMed. Also Windows 10 IoT-Core has also invoked two license versions with its latest concurrent release.
Whilst awaiting my replacement board, I’ve been looking at the Microsoft IoT-Core sample projects. Besides the RPI2 and Minoowboard Max howtos they have added howtos for the Dragonboard where GPIO etc is used. Given the need for level shifting, I’ve ordered some Sparkfun version: SparkFun Voltage-Level Translator Breakout – TXB0104 from Sparkfun Coming from a land Downunder in the land of Oz I’ve ordered from Little Bird Electronics in Queensland. I’ve ordered Sparkfun from them previously and they have a good range and are prompt with shipping: SparkFun Voltage-Level Translator Breakout – TXB0104 from Little Bird SparkFun's Description of SparkFun Voltage-Level Translator Breakout - TXB0104 This is a breakout board for the Texas Instruments TXB0104 module. The TXB0104 is a 4-bit bidirectional voltage-level translator with automatic direction sensing. This 4-bit noninverting translator uses two separate configurable power-supply rails. The A port is designed to track VCCA. VCCA accepts any supply vol ...
Well, today has been a disaster. After hunting around I found a couple of connectors and 12V power supplies but no joy. I haven’t got the board to boot. I think the first connector was too hollow and the 12V (the internal connection of the plug wasn’t touching the internal pin of the socket on the board. With a few other tries I was able to get connectivity but the board just vibrated when powered up. I did briefly get a blue or purple LED to momentarily light up. At one stage touching the board under the power socket burn my finger! I have logged the issue with Arrow.
Also Dragonboard v RPI2
Index of my trials and tribulations (as separate blogs) with bringing up a Qualcomm Dragonboard 410c to run Windows 10 IoT-Core. Starts with the purchase. Then goes onto powering it up and will go onto installing the OS and developing apps. Previous posts on this topic are indexed here and don’t show on the main page.