Overview Related


The Virtual Shields for Arduino application enables developers and makers to use a Windows 10 device as a sensor shield for their Arduino board. An Arduino sketch can now make use of any of the sensor and actuator assets of a Windows device - this includes touch screens, cameras, and even speech recognition with Cortana. Connection between the Arduino and Windows device can be established via Bluetooth, USB, or Wi-Fi. With these tools, the Virtual Shields for Arduino application is fast and easy way to build projects on an Arduino board. Follow our tutorials at to get started.


Additional information

Published by

Microsoft Corporation



Developed by

Microsoft Corporation

Release date


Approximate size

7.62 MB

Age rating

For ages 3 and up

This app can

Use your location
Use your webcam
Use your microphone
Use devices that support Near Field Communication (NFC) services
Bluetooth device
Access your Internet connection
Access your Internet connection and act as a server.
Access your home or work networks
Use your pictures library
Use your video library
Use your music library


Get this app while signed in to your Microsoft account and install on up to ten Windows 10 devices.

Language supported

English (United States)

Additional terms

Terms of transaction
Windows Virtual Shields for Arduino license terms

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