Microsoft and Arduino have announced a partnership that will involve them in the Windows program that brings Windows 10 IoT on other cards for the internet of things like second-generation Raspberry Pi and Intel Galileo.
The idea behind this partnership lies in the use of any device with 10 Windows, as an inexpensive Lumia 520 or 435, using a Windows Virtual mode Shield to connect to the device via Bluetooth. The new mode allows Arduino to access through a Bluetooth module all sensors of a smartphone Lumia including GPS, accelerometer, microphone, etc. This will reduce the size of an Arduino project but it also creates a huge opportunity for developers in this way will be able to use a Windows-compatible 10 platform to create a remote control for your Arduino device.
In addition to Virtual shields, just to create a device that acts as a remote control to use the same USB or Bluetooth, any application can access the Arduino using Open Source libraries.
The partnership with Arduino is just one of the new parts that make up Microsoft’s strategy for Internet connected devices.
You can find out more information on the official Arduino website.