I just bought the brand new Windows 10 IOT Kit, a joint venture from Microsoft and ADAFRUIT. Do you want to see its content and get first impressions from it?

W10 IOT Kit box

Windows 10 Kit: Content

This is a very complete kit, presented in an small black box, with ADAFRUIT and Windows logo on top of it.

Windows 10 IOT Kit Content

Windows 10 IOT Kit power supply comes with American plug. Lets buy an adapter, a power supply with the right plug or “DIY” one with an SmartPhone USB power supply (5.2v, 1A. e.g. iPhone) and an Micro USB cable.

Some electronic components are also included in the package:

    • 1x Photo Cell: I heard Automatic room light control? 😀
  • 2x Breadboard Trim Potentiometer 
  • 5x 10K 5% 1/4W Resistor
  • 5x 560 ohm 5% 1/4W Resistor
  • 1x Diffused 10mm Blue LED
  • 1x Electrolytic Capacitor – 1.0uF
  • 1x Diffused 10mm Red LED
  • **1x **Diffused 10mm Green LED
  • 3x 12mm Tactile Switches

Newbie tricks

If you are planning to make the purchase, find also next some newbie tricks about Windows 10 IOT Kit:

  • Customs Declarations: Adafruit is New York (USA) based. Once the shipment reach the destination country you’ll need to clear customs declarations. For Spain it was, +35,00 € (VAT + Carrier Taxes).
  • Power supply for your country: Again. Otherwise you won’t be able to turn on your IOT Kit.
  • You’ll need USB mouse and keyboard: During the first boot, Windows 10 IOT will ask for some settings (country, region, time one…). You’ll need this peripherals to make the choices.

My opinion on W10 IOT Kit

I you look at the Internet, you will see that people agrees on this fact: You can have the same Kit with less money. Windows 10 IOT can be downloaded and installed in any SD card for free.

You can buy your components in both physical or on-line store. In the latter you’ll need to make a good purchase to prevent shipping costs to trick you.

But, if you look a fast way to get into the IOT world, and money is not a problem at all, this is you best option for sure!

Hand on!

Already owning an IOT Kit? Lets start having a look to Microsoft Developer site for IOT. You can also check the Microsoft huckster site for new and exciting projects.

In the next post we will turn on this pretty Windows 10 IOT machine, implementing the “Blinky” project.