I get the same message. I believe that you have to be attending college or some post secondary school to purchase this item. I purchased some items in the past and had to prove that I was attending college.
I was considering that this may be an easy way into learning LabView and creating test jigs (as mention in my upcoming blog The ART of Test, part 3). I don't mind that it is aimed at students and a structured learning experience may be just what the doctor ordered.
I tried the website and I am unable to find a price for the development kit. It seems to want a part number and when I try and plug in "NI myRIO-1900" (or even "myRIO-1900", one of the parts with WiFi) it is unrecognized. I cannot find an equivalence to another NI part, and I quickly tired of the search. I do prefer it when I don't have to strain to get information. There is probably a simple link- I am just not seeing it.
I guess I will try to pin it down at EE Live (they have always been there so I hope they will be again).
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Are the design challenges the same as with embedded systems, but with a little developer- and IT-skills added in? What do engineers need to know? Rick Merritt talks with two experts about the tools and best options for designing IoT devices in 2016. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.