ARE YOU READY FOR THE WORLD’S LARGEST ARDUINO MAKER CHALLENGE?
We’ve partnered with Adafruit, Atmel, Arduino and Microsoft to bring you our best Maker contest yet!
We’re calling all inventors, artists, makers and developers to show the world what you can create with Microsoft Windows 10, Microsoft Azure and the new Arduino MKR1000 (US only) and Genuino* MKR1000 (Outside US) or the Arduino UNO. Earn bonus points by tapping into the power of Microsoft Azure cloud to capture, analyze, and visualize your data with Azure IoT Suite, Azure IoT Hub, Stream Analytics and Machine Learning.
makes the first 1000 MKR1000 devices available to contest entrants
ties the Arduino MKR1000 to Windows 10 UWA via Windows Virtual Shields and Windows Remote Arduino.
runs until March 18th, where 3 lucky winners will be brought to international Maker Faires to showcase their projects.
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What would be cool would be a GHI produced board that was pinout compatible with this new Arduino. I expect its going to be very popular. Once people exceed its capabilities they’ll be looking to upgrade and pop in something more powerful. Anyone seen any expected pricing for it yet?
Well, what would you be providing? A new type of board? free samples to select groups? I think so long as you don’t do the actual work with the board it should be fine. Microsoft is clearly sponsoring this to attract people to their cloud. I guess since its so easy to get netmf to talk to azure that they decided to not focus on this.
I’m not sure I understand what you’re concerned with? Rule #1 is that contestants have to…
I assume we can add anything and everything we need to that regardless of where those components come from. I was suggesting that you build a board that could be used post-contest for when people want to make the project even bigger and possibly simplify it with NETMF. Of course, even with the current rules we could just use a FEZ to do all the heavy lifting and use the Arduino for some specialized task.
Seems like this is tied not only to Arduino, but to the MKR1000. Shoehorning into this content seems contrived. In other words, either the marriage between the MKR and NETMF and GHI netmf boards is a requirement of the project goals, or you have a contrived project.
They say you have to use the MKR1000, and it is an M0 chip, so maybe one could flash it with a new BSP of 4.4, which is interesting from a netmf and community-building standpoint; and you could use that to make a case for why developing on the MKR1000 in netmf is easier and better than the (debugger-less and feature impoverished) Arduino environment.
I do LOVE the idea of GHI and netmf getting more involved in events like this especially partnering with outfits like Hackster.io, but maybe GHI should engage directly with Hackster to create a project centering on their own product line. Hackster seems to run a lot of these contests.
Makes more sense to run a contest highlighting your own good work than to create a last-minute board to shoehorn into an existing contest that highlights somebody else’s board and a popular, but technically weak, platform.