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Running Windows on Raspberry Pi

See the steps it takes to get a lightweight version of Windows 10 working on your Pi. And see how you can make a musical instrument while you're at it.

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Last year, you may remember me talking about playing with a Raspberry Pi. Well since then my Raspberry Pi has been sat on a desk collecting dust.

Earlier this year, I attended Leeds Sharp and the topic was Running Windows on Raspberry Pi, and that has inspired me again to do something with a Pi.

But first, what did I learn?

I had heard that a cut-down version of Windows 10 could be installed on the newer Raspberry Pis, but I hadn’t really understood how cut down the version of Windows is. Having now seen it demonstrated, the OS consists of a single page with a few menu options.

The real power of Windows 10 IoT is when you connect remotely to it. There are a couple of ways to do this, PowerShell (check out https://ms-iot.github.io/content/en-US/win10/tools/CommandLineUtils.htm for a few commands), and of course connecting Visual Studio to your Pi.

When I had previously played with a Pi, it had been with bash scripts and Linux commands. The beauty of installing Windows IoT is that you can write c# code, something I do in my day job, so theoretically I should find it easier.

The demonstration at Leeds Sharp was pretty impressive. If you are a fan of the Big Bang Theory you may recall Sheldon playing a Theremin. Well, it is actually possible to construct a Theremin from a couple of sensors and a Raspberry Pi. The code for which is on GitHub.

Now that I have been inspired what shall I do?

My Raspberry Pi won’t support Windows 10 IoT, so I need to buy the latest version. I am thinking of buying a kit so I can play about with a breadboard, LEDs, and resistors. Maybe not build a robot straight away but certainly try doing something that connects to the GPIO pins.

If you have any suggestions leave a comment below.

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