The Maker Show: Episode 5 - Installing Windows 10 on a Raspberry Pi 2

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    KennySpade

    I've already got three follow-up shows in the works to go more into detail about this topic. Earlier this week, Windows 10 IoT Core was added to NOOBS, so I want to do a show to demonstrate how that works, I want to look at how to connect different sensors and devices to your Raspberry Pi, and I want to show how to deploy an app to the Pi with Visual Studio. I'll probably do each of those as stand alone mini topics.

    BTW, re-watching the show, I noticed I made a minor, though somewhat embarrassing mistake. I'm going to blame sleep deprivation, but I'll make the most out of it. If you can point out a mistake in the show, I'll send you something from the Garage. Probably something laser cut or 3D printed, or a bit of electronics I've got lying around. This could be a terrible idea.

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    rcroeder

    Kenny,

    I good show would be installing python on the Raspberry PI Win 10 IoT, and showing how to convert python from one other Raspberry Pi OS's on it.

     

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    GDRitter

    @KennySpade:u called the micro USB cable micro SD. Hehe

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    OzBobWa

    Sooooo, if Rasberry PI is ARM based, does this mean I could somehow (hint - suggestions please) get Windows 10 on my Windows RT Surface?

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    ActiveNick

    , GDRitter wrote

    @KennySpade:u called the micro USB cable micro SD. Hehe

    Hehe, yeah, we caught that before publishing yesterday but it was too late to reshoot. Good catch!

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    ActiveNick

    , OzBobWa wrote

    Sooooo, if Rasberry PI is ARM based, does this mean I could somehow (hint - suggestions please) get Windows 10 on my Windows RT Surface?

    From an end-user point of view, Windows 10 IoT Core is VERY different than full Windows 10 or event Windows RT. Windows 10 IoT Core is a single-app environment. There is no shell, no store, no ability to run more than one app. It is purely meant for IoT scenarios and not for consumer or business scenarios. The huge benefit of course is that you get access to the full Windows 10 developer stack to build your IoT client-side apps.

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    ActiveNick

    , rcroeder wrote

    Kenny,

    I good show would be installing python on the Raspberry PI Win 10 IoT, and showing how to convert python from one other Raspberry Pi OS's on it.

    See my comment above. Unlike Raspbian which is a flavor of Linux, Windows 10 IoT Core is not a consumer OS. You cannot code on it the way that Raspbian lets you code in Python or Scratch. Windows 10 IoT Core is meant to run Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps only, and those are built in Visual Studio with C#, VB, or C++. We will cover the development experience of Windows 10 IoT Core in future episodes soon enough. In the meantime, check out the reference links in the show notes.

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    KennySpade

    @GDRitter: That's the one I was looking for. See, my mistake, and you get something for it. Send me an address and I'll pick something out and mail it to you. You can PM me on Twitter, I'm @KennySpade

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    KennySpade

    @rcroeder:I haven't done this myself, but it looks like there is a way to get Node apps running on it. Sure, it's not Python, but it opens up a lot of options.

    https://blogs.windows.com/buildingapps/2015/05/12/bringing-node-js-to-windows-10-iot-core/

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    Razster

    Good show, I'll watch the others as soon as they're posted.

    Suggestion for next series of shows. RaspberryPi3 w/installation of winIoT. And program a web browser for it using VS2015.

    Hopefully #Hardkernal gets with it and winIoT can be installed on an ODroid-XU4, that would be awesome.

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