At conferences, it's always fun to pick up SWAG, (Stuff We All Get). But SWAG can sometimes be predictable and repetitive. You've seen the typical SWAG: Pens, Illuminated bouncy balls, drink insulators, keychains, refrigerator magnets, etc, etc. All with bold company logos. If you're lucky, you may get a shirt that's handy to wear while you're chaning the oil on your car.
At WinHEC 2008 (And PDC for that matter) we gave out sensor development kits that work on Windows 7! Yes, if you were there, you could pick up a usb connected development board (based on the Freescale JM badge board, see www.canyourbadgedothis.com ) that includes a 3D accelerometer, ambient light sensor, and two touch sensor strips. What's more, we also handed out CDs with full source code for the firmware, driver, and demo applications.
Here's a picture:
Pretty nice SWAG eh? You might be wondering how you can get your hands on one... Well, we're looking into how we can make these publicly available in the next few months... Stay tuned.