With the accelerating spread of minicomputers, IoT devices and low prices, we can make smart gadgets, useful automated projects even at home. In this thesis I develop a Raspberry Pi minicomputer based device with a novel solution in this area.
The special feature of this solution is that I used the Windows 10 IoT Core operating system instead of the widespread open source Linux, with other Microsoft technologies.
The project I built is an Automated Pet Drinking Device. The device can measure the level of water in a bowl, and automatically refill it. Its operation can be monitored and controlled via a web site, and watched via the equipped camera.
In my thesis, firstly I review the tools and technologies I used, especially the Universal Windows Platform and the ASP.NET Framework. Then I describe how I prepared the Raspberry Pi for Windows IoT programming. Afterwards I detail on the issues and solutions during the development. Lastly I examine and measure the performance of the completed device.