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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.

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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 :) – Rafael Regh Aug 5 '15 at 3:37
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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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