Is there a solution for Windows Phones to interact with external I/O? Something like this Android solution... https://www.sparkfun.com/products/12633

I want to be able to access analog/digital sensors, PWM, I2C, etc. My intention is to use a Windows Phone (8.1 for now, 10 soon) for robotics and other gadgets.


The only way to communicate to other devices is via Bluetooth, WiFi or NFC. Another possibility would be to send data via the audio jack, but this is pretty ugly :/

  • :( So far the only limitation I've come across with Windows Phone. After some searching, I think I'll go with making my own I/O break out using an Arduino with a Bluetooth module. Hopefully I can get something like this article to work... stackoverflow.com/questions/14872388/…
    – Hoss
    Aug 4 '15 at 16:12
  • Bluetooth LE works perfect; used this in other projects as well :) Aug 5 '15 at 3:37

In order to use this feature, the device requires USB Type-C support. The upcoming Lumias are reported to have this.

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