Raspberry Pi Pico

Raspberry Pi Pico

Raspberry Pi Pico

The Raspberry Pi Pico is quite interesting.  For very cheap you can have a basic but powerful in and out microcontroller.  It can be programmed with C++ or MicroPython.  You could use something like Thonny to program it in MicroPython. It may be soon compatible with the Arduino IDE. Read more on this effort here  – Welcome Raspberry Pi To The World Of Microcontrollers.

To create the Pico, Raspberry Pi created a new chip called the RP2040. It is a Dual Core Arm Cortex chip with 264kb of RAM.

The Raspberry Pi Pico comes with :

  • 25 GPIO pins, 3 of which can be used as analogue inputs
  • 2 × UARTs, 2 × SPI controllers, and 2 × I2C controllers
  • 16 × PWM channels

Read more about Getting Started With The Raspberry Pi Pico.

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