I came across a decent find on a subreddit that Windows was releasing Intel Galileo for free to developers and hobbyists. It is a Intel based micro-controller that boasts a few great features like shield compatibility with the Uno R3, a similar Arduino development platform IDE, ethernet/I2c/Micro-SD/TWI support, as well as many others.
The link provided below is a request for individuals that might be interested in the board for possible usage.
I personally requested for one and I had an email notify me of when mine will ship. I am unsure of the full capability with FIRST and possibly if they would be 100% compatible. However, I do believe some of you here would be interested.
On a side note, I have been wanting to get my hands on an Arduino for quite some time and this opportunity to get hardware like this for free had me immediately sign up.
My guess is that based on how you fill out the initial form they decide whether you qualify or not. If you qualify then you get the email telling you to go to the page where you can enter your shipping address and other information. So for those who filled out the first form and didn’t get an immediate email directing you to the page with the second form what were your answers to the questions?
My son got an immediate email directing him to the second page and then an immediate “we will notify you when it ships” after he filled that out.
I object to that statement (of course there is some bias). It does seem that no one really used it though. I hope they don’t get rid of skeletal tracking input for autonomous. The only other thing you can use it for is to look at targets. There is too much light on the field to use the depth map sadly.
These boards do seem like they will be really fun to play around. Awhile ago, texas instruments was selling their board (launchpad) for 5 dollars a piece. I can’t wait to see what teams do with the Galileo.
So I filled out the form a third time, this time using my (Microsoft Exchange) college email address instead of my (Apple iCloud) personal email address. I promptly received the email from Microsoft. No coincidence there, nope. :rolleyes:
So if you want the free board you now need to go here http://www.windowsondevices.com/signup.aspx as they just updated/redirected the main windowsondevices page making it a little hard to find. The only reason I knew about it is the guy, who is a FRC mentor posted about the update he just finished and made live.
No I just posted the direct link since the place to sign up on the new page isn’t the easiest to find.
I doubt it, the entire reason I posted the new link is because my friend posted on FB that he just went live with the new page. I asked him if he could give some insight as to when they would ship. He stated that they would ship in batches and “no comment” as to when they would start shipping. To me that means they don’t have a firm date as to when they will start shipping but that it wasn’t going to be in the next couple of days. That friend is a mentor of a FRC team btw.