I am trying to provide a better "arduino experience" for Windows users: http://goo.gl/KF7E9 so making something simple in RT/modern UI seems interesting enough (not interesting enough to spend the full money for that limited tablet by the way)
Answer by trueb · Jan 04, 2013 at 10:20 PM
I am a little confused as to what you want
do you want to install the arduino IDE on RT to develop on it? which you cant do, unless someone has already made and app for it.
Or do you want to create your own IDE to run on RT?
No one will give you a discount or a free RT to play with, if you want to do this you have to be interested in shelling out the money to develop for it.
Answer by Zbob750 · Jan 05, 2013 at 12:02 AM
The only way you might be able to pull this off is if you can get someone who already owns one (or more) to give you one. You will not be able to get one straight from MS. You're unlikely to get one from a retailer for free without a connection to a store owner.
You may be able to get a discount from a retailer if you buy a large quantity of them (probably a number way higher than you're looking for).
I won't comment on the Arduino IDE as it's not really all that important to the actual question.