On Monday, Microsoft announced the release of Windows 10 IoT Core for the Raspberry Pi 2 and Intel's MinnowBoard Max boards. Microsoft decided to show how the "Internet of Things" version of the operating system could be used to help create an air hockey tablet with a robotic player.
As shown in the video above, using the Windows 10 IoT Core, the makers created their own universal Window 10 app that helps control the robotic air hockey player via a touchscreen. The MinnowBoard Max was used as the board to link Windows 10 IoT Core to the table, and the creators made the parts for the robot via 3D printers and laser cutters. An overhead camera was put in place for the robot player to track the air hockey puck.
The final result is that a robot can successful defend his side of the air hockey tablet against a human opponent. It's a cool way to show off how anyone can use Windows 10 IoT Core to make, well, pretty much anything.