GeoExtension

GeoExtension

Introduction Calculate distance, bearing, mid-point between two geographical points is not an easy job. All the formula that use for calculation is based on the basis of a spherical earth and ignoring ellipsoidal effects of the earth. In fact, the earth is actually oblate spheroidal with a radius varying between 6378KM at equatorial to 6357KM at polar. Local radius of curvature from equatorial meridian to polar is 6336KM and 6399KM respectively. With all of this differences, 6371KM is the generally…

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Entrance counter POC with Windows 10 IoT Core, Raspberry Pi2 and PIR sensors

Entrance counter POC with Windows 10 IoT Core, Raspberry Pi2 and PIR sensors

This tiny project was originally want to showcase how can we use Raspberry Pi2, Windows 10 IoT Core and PIR sensors to count the visitors enter the exhibition hall. The first showcase was perform during KL Converge 2015 which held on August 27 – 29, 2015 at Kuala Lumpur Convention Center. The second demo of this project is on 2015 Microsoft Malaysia Channel Partner Conference at Sunway Pyramid Convention Centre. During the first showcase, we are using Intel Galileo Gen…

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Windows 10 for IoT Core Build 10152

Windows 10 for IoT Core Build 10152

Microsoft has released Windows 10 for IoT Core Insider Preview build 10152 on June 24, 2015. This release still pretty much as early build, lot of “suppose” work elements are still “missing”. What’s New Windows 10 IoT Core Insider Preview (June 24, 2015 Release) Updated base OS build (Build 10152.0.fbl_impressive.150618-2341) New FFU Flashing Tool (No longer require to type command line) Secure Shell (SSH) server support Audio output on Raspberry Pi 2 (USB-audio and onboard analog output) Web server (WebB)…

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Windows 10 for IoT on Raspberry Pi2 to control LEDs

Windows 10 for IoT on Raspberry Pi2 to control LEDs

In this article, we will connect three different colors LED to Raspberry Pi 2 with Windows 10 for IoT preloaded. The respective LED will light up corresponding to the button clicked. Components: 1 x red LED 1 x yellow LED 1 x green LED 3 x 330Ω resistors 1 x HDMI TV/Monitor 1 x breadboard and serveral male-to-female connector wires 1 x Raspberry Pi 2 with loaded Windows 10 for IoT (If you want to know how to provision the…

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Developing for Windows 10 for IoT Core with Windows Universal Apps

Developing for Windows 10 for IoT Core with Windows Universal Apps

Developing Windows Universal Apps for Windows 10 IoT Core is no different than develop it for other Windows 10 applications. In this article, I will focus building a Windows Universal Apps that can run on Windows, Tablets and Raspberry Pi 2. This has not related to the GPIO connectors on the board itself, that part will be covered in my later articles. What you need: A machine that run the latest Windows 10 Insider Preview (currently is build 10130) You…

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Access to Windows 10 for IoT on Raspberry Pi 2

Access to Windows 10 for IoT on Raspberry Pi 2

After success installed Windows 10 for IoT Core on Raspberry Pi 2 from previous article. Now we can try to access it web browser. The current version of Windows 10 for IoT Core still at very early build. It only support LAN connection. Wireless and Bluetooth are still out of reach. Access via browser Obtain the IP address from the main screen. (Connect your Raspberry Pi 2 to TV/Monitor via HDMI cable) Open a browser and key in the IP…

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Setup Windows 10 for IoT on Raspberry Pi 2

Setup Windows 10 for IoT on Raspberry Pi 2

What you need: Windows 10 Insider Preview Raspberry Pi 2 board Power supply with 5V / 1.0A (recommended use a powerbank) 8Gb or higher micro SD Card (recommended Class 10 or higher) HDMI cable TV / Monitor with HDMI input Ethernet cable Step 1 – Download Windows 10 for IoT Visit to Windows IoT Download, select the build that you want. In this topic, we will select Windows 10 IoT Core for Raspberry Pi 2. Sign in to Windows Embeded…

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First Impression of Microsoft Band SDK Preview

First Impression of Microsoft Band SDK Preview

Finally I received my long waiting Microsoft Band few days ago, playing it with it for first 48hrs and I try to explore what can a developer doing with it. Since Microsoft has released the Preview version of SDK for Microsoft Band, I decided to give it a try and find what can I do with it. My first impression, some how this Microsoft Band SDK 1.3.10219-preview is pretty much limited. A lot of cool thing that you want to…

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Price Change for Windows and Windows Phone Stores

Price Change for Windows and Windows Phone Stores

When Malaysian are welcoming the 6% GST (Good, Service Tax) on April 1, 2015, Microsoft also adjusting the price tier for apps in Windows and Windows Phone stores. On the week of April 13, 2015, the price in the store will automatically updated to the new rate. According to Microsoft, this update will not affect US Dollar (USD) price, and will remain the same. Where the price in all other currencies will be adjusted relative to the USD price. There…

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