IoT Central supports multiple devices at this moment if you start a new IoT Central application:
- Raspberry Pi
- MXChip Developer kit
- Windows 10 IoT Core device
But what if you have other types of devices you want to connect?
Luckily, Microsoft offers help in the form of a GitHub repository. These you find the source code for the devices shown above and several other devices.
This repository is a great way if you want to start connecting with IoT Central with:
- MBED OS 5.X+ basic example
- HTTP Only
If your device is not shown at the top of this list, you can fall back on HTTP only as long as your device is capable of executing REST calls.
In this blog, we check how well the cheapest device is supported. This is the ESP8266. You can get an ESP8266 for less than three dollars so this is a fun and easy way to start using IoT Central.