Among all the news Microsoft announced at its Build developer conference this week, the tech giant released the free Windows 10 IoT Core Insider preview, giving makers a version of Windows 10 for small Internet-connected devices devices like the Raspberry Pi. And to kick things off right, after one session yesterday a couple of Microsoft employees gave out a small number of build-your-own-robot kits along with Raspberry Pi 2 kits that can run Windows 10.
I was able to pick up one of these kits. And now I have something fun to do this weekend: Build it. Thanks, Microsoft!
The robot kit comes with the following gear:
- A wooden robot frame
- Two continuous rotation servos
- Ball caster
- Xbox 360 controller
- Screws, nuts, bolts
- Mini Windows-branded screwdriver tool
- “Make. Invent. Do.” sticker and Pololu sticker
And this is what the sensor kit includes:
- Raspberry Pi 2 Model B
- Micro SD card
- Belkin USB-to-Ethernet adapter
- HDMI cord
- USB power adapter
- Micro USB cord
- Temperature, light, force sensors
- Red, green, blue tricolor LED
- SPI shift register
- SPI 10-bit analog-to-digital converter
- I2C port expander
And here’s how it’s supposed to look after I’m done.
Here goes nothing….