With the newest edition of Raspberry Pi now on the market, Microsoft has announced that it’s rolling out IoT Core support for the device, expanding the options for developers working on IoT projects.
The $35 Raspberry Pi 3 board went on sale Feb. 29, and support is available via the most recent IoT Core Insider Preview. (Windows Insider subscription required.)
The first Raspberry Pi that’s IoT-ready right out of the box, Raspberry Pi 3 has 50 percent more processing power than previous versions. It comes with an upgraded 2.5A power supply and a 16GB NOOBS Micro SD card containing installation software.
Microsoft released a video (above) showing how one developer used Raspberry Pi 3 with Windows 10 IoT Core to control the speed of a rotating wheel attached to the board.
Microsoft has been expanding IoT Core support for Raspberry Pi as the small, screenless computers have become more popular. In a blog post, the company promised more Raspberry Pi capabilities for Windows IoT Core “in the coming weeks” and said it was working with element14, the maker of the boards, to allow business customers to customize their boards with Windows IoT Core at order:
OEMs will now be able to build versions of the Raspberry Pi that meet their unique requirements, use the open source BSP that Microsoft has released and deploy with Windows 10 IoT Core. The interoperability, coupled with the power of the Microsoft Azure IoT Suite to drive meaningful action across devices, further extends the value that Microsoft delivers to our customers.