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Update 2016-08-23: The project is now verified successfully on Raspberry Pi 3 on the Windows IoT Core build 10.0.14393.0.
Update: Now there is a NuGet package to download for Visual Studio 2015:
This project was about to make the Raspberry Pi "Sense HAT" working on the Windows IoT platform.
I had some initial help from Graham Chow (see his project here) who've done a great job to get the LEDs and joystick up and running.
Then I contacted Richard Barnett who is the father of the RTIMULib used by the official Sense HAT installation. This library was written in C++ and managed the sensor readings. Richard "got onboard" and did the raw porting of his library (so far the senors used by the Sense HAT) into C#.
I did some refactoring of the library and have included the display and keyboard drivers into a complete C# project solution which you will find here (including the full source code).
The solution contains a demo project that shows some of what you can do with the Sense HAT.
Here's a video showing some of the demos:
(It's really difficult to take pictures or film the Sense HAT due to the relatively slow update of the LED displays. I had to use a really old camera with lousy frame rate to get an acceptable picture; otherwise the display would be blinking and flickering. Our eyes are luckily "bad enough" to find the LED update frequency acceptable.)