Microsoft has partnered with Adafruit to bring the Windows 10 IoT Core Starter Kit. This kit contains all the essential electronics parts along with a Raspberry Pi 2 board preloaded with Windows 10 IoT Core.
Last year, along with the announcement of Windows 10, Microsoft revealed that it’ll be releasing a free and stripped down version of Windows 10 for the Internet of Things focused devices. This OS was released as Windows 10 IoT core and you can read here how to mount your Windows 10 image on Raspberry Pi 2.
To showcase the capabilities of its IoT-focused operating system, Microsoft has partnered with Adafruit to release a new Windows 10 IoT Core Starter Kit. Microsoft spokesperson Steve Teixeira says that the kit “is designed to get you started quickly and easily on your path of learning either electronics or Windows 10 IoT Core and the Raspberry Pi 2.”
This Windows 10 IoT Core Starter Kit consists of a set of sensors, electronics, parts, wires, and cables that will work with Windows 10 IoT core. You’ll also get an SD card preloaded with Windows 10 IoT core, sample code, and other documentation.
With Windows 10 IoT core, you can make your own smart robot that can be controlled using a joystick, or you can try to create a home monitoring system. This IoT dedicated OS has the capability to make great things when combined with the Raspberry Pi 2.
Windows 10 IoT Core Starter Kit
The Windows 10 IoT Core Starter Kit contains:
You can grab the Windows 10 IoT Core Starter Kit for $114.95 at Adafruit.com.If you wish to buy one without a Raspberry Pi, you can get the kit for $39.99. Unfortunately, the kit was out of stock minutes after it was listed on Adafruit. However, you can register your email on the website and get notified.