Unboxing the adafruit Windows 10 IoT pack!!!
With the version of Internet Protocol v4 in North America being depleted as shown here by the American Registry for Internet Numbers, the promise of 10-gigabit Wi-Fi and the onset of 5G cellular the Internet of Things (IoT) is going to be a reality very soon (maybe now)!!!! Forbes Tech has published some Market Estimates and Forecasts with numbers as high as $19 trillion dollars (yes everyone that is a T).
Is Internet of Things a reality? Well Microsoft has developed a Windows 10 IoT Core Operating System, they have created a Azure IoT Suite and has an entire section in the development center now for Windows IoT. Don’t just take Microsoft’s word for the success of IoT, what about Amazon developing an entire IoT Cloud service, Apple has the HomeKit section for their IoT, Intel has an entire web section, IBM and the list keeps growing as you are reading this post!!
I have been working with components, sensors, and hardware devices for years before the infamous IoT space started gaining tremendous speed. With the Cloud Space, the improvements of electronics and sensors and the connectivity of Internet the Internet of Things (IoT) and Machine 2 Machine (M2M) space will be a enormously bright future for the younger generation. This is the time to learn!!!
I have purchased the Microsoft IoT Pack for Raspberry Pi 2 from adafruit to continue to try to learn and improve my skillset and just to basically have FUN!! Nerds Rule these days and I am for sure a NERD!!! This kit that is sold by adafruit is very amazing for the price so lets begin to see the potential and complete fun of working with Hardware, Sensors and developing with all types of components that are found on the adafruit site.
So now that I have opened with the explanation to the Internet of Things lets get on to the unpacking of this amazing “Starter Pack for Windows 10 IoT Core on Raspberry Pi 2”. This will be the start of many blog posts and videos to come on setting up, installing, creating and using this starter pack to develop some fun NERDY Things! I hope to develop this as simple beginner post and increasing in difficulty as we move along. I hope this will allow for everyone from children to adults to follow along with these blog posts.
So once you open the box it will be obvious as with everything I have purchased from adafruit the great product quality. The package is shown below:
The blue card on the top has a list of parts provided in the kit which is shown below:
The kit has 3 major areas which are: Essentials, Sensors and Components.
The Essential contained in this kit is a tremondous amount of fun and goodness shown below:
From the top to bottom and left to right the devices are as follows:
- Adafruit Raspberry Pi2 Case
- USB WiFi Adapter
- 8GB SD Card with Windows 10 IoT Core
- Ethernet Cable
- Raspberry Pi 2 Board (This is optional depending on the case you buy)
- Full Size Breadboard
- 5V 2A Power Supply with MicroUSB cable.
The Sensors and Components are in several bags in the kit. Be careful when opening the bag since there are components that are very small and could be lost very easy. The photo shown below shows the small parts in the bags:
Overall this Kit is a complete bundle of goodness that is going to be very fun to develop and produce several tutorials!! In the next blog post I will begin to construct the Essential parts of this kit. So everyone that wants to follow along on the tutorials I plan to develop with this kit and many more you should order up the package on adafruit with the link below so you can follow along.
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