We have some fun Azure for IoT projects coming up, but before we get to them, we wanted to test out the CircuitPython AzureIot library over at https://github.com/adafruit/Adafruit_CircuitPython_AzureIoT with the new-ish ESP32-S2 TFT Feather. We set up a new device type that would report temperature, humidity, pressure and battery percentage. Then we provisioned a new device and adapted the example to report data from a connected BME280. There’s a small fix we need to make to the NTP library to support raw sockets on native wifi devices but otherwise it works very well! – video.
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