The Arduino MKR WiFi 1010 comes in the usual attractive package for which Arduino products are known. Inside the box you'll find the board with a protective foam. Remember to remove the board from the foam before using because it's a little conductive. This would leads to some crazy behavior.
The board is 68.5 by 25 mm and has the same form factor for all MKR boards, which are ideal for project where the dimension counts. MKR WiFi 1010 features a ATSAMD21 Cortex-M0 chip and a NINA W102 from the u-blox company. Inside this little module, an ESP32 lets you connect wirelessly to the web.
To be able to use the board, it's very simple:
- Download the Arduino IDE software from the the Software page on Arduino's site;
- Update the core to the latest available (see, How to Update a Core); and
- Connect the board with a USB micro cable.
For more information, see the Getting Started with MKR WiFi 1010 Guide. You may also want to check out the Getting Started with Arduino Boards and Shields and the Arduino Tutorials.