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Automatically Lock a PC Using Nanoframework

There’s something very exciting when working directly with hardware as a professional dotnet software developer that has spent over a decade developing for desktop, mobile, and web. It feels great being able to put my code on a small, low-powered, resource-constrained Microcontroller and have it solve a specific problem I have… or just do fun little projects. After all, it’s why I got into programming in the first place. This blog post is to document how this project came to be and what I had to do to get to the finish line....

January 27, 2024 · 10 min · Me

Controlling My AC Unit With nanoFramework

Why My room’s AC unit (Panasonic) is quite old. It does a great job cooling/heating the place after all these years, but also lacks any “smart” capabilities found on modern units. Personally, I am not a fan of making everything at my home internet-connected for reasons I won’t delve into now, and I certainly don’t want my AC unit to be internet-connected either. However, I want to be able to expand on its functionality as needed....

April 12, 2023 · 26 min · Me

Using the DHT22 sensor with Nanoframework

I have recently discovered Nanoframework which is a community-led project to bring C# and Dotnet to the world of micro-controllers. Since then, I have been tinkering with IoT and embedded devices using C# to connect with sensors and play around with them. One of the sensors I wanted to try out was the DHT22. This sensor has 3 pins you need to connect: a VCC pin (3.3v to 5.5v), a signal/trigger pin, and a ground pin....

September 10, 2022 · 3 min · Me

Uwp IoC Support

I have been developing UWP applications for a few years now and I truly enjoy it. It’s been the platform where I experiment with and used it to learn a lot about programming. In my day job I develop web applications on the ASP.NET MVC framework and one of the things it does right is the native support for IoC containers out of the box. When a HTTP request arrives to an action method in a controller, MVC will initialize the controller, inject all dependencies in its constructor and have it ready to handle the request....

November 16, 2019 · 5 min · Me

Create a Dotnet Framework and Node Build Environment in Docker

Story time At the company I currently work for, our CI pipelines run on a dedicated server that we own and manage on premise. This build server is using Atlassian Bamboo and is configured to run the builds using agents running directly inside the host OS which means builds share and depend on components installed on the host OS. This configuration has been working fine for us and we rarely run into issues with it....

October 1, 2019 · 6 min · Me