Raspberry Pi Pico board

Interesting new micro-controller board and custom chip from Raspberry Pi: Raspberry Pi Pico.

Pico provides a single push button, which can be used to enter USB mass-storage mode at boot time and also as a general input, and a single LED. It exposes 26 of the 30 GPIO pins on RP2040, including three of the four analogue inputs, to 0.1”-pitch pads; you can solder headers to these pads or take advantage of their castellated edges to solder Pico directly to a carrier board.

It is programmable with Python and C/C++. Cross-platform toolchain for development on Windows, macOS, and Linux — including, naturally, the Raspberry Pi family itself Supports TensorFlow Lite.

Raspberry Pi is looking to do for the microcontroller market what they’ve already done for single-board computers with the launch of the Pico. The board — priced at just $4 — is based on the RP2040, a dual-core Cortex-M0+ processor designed in house. It designed to be easy to taken into use.

Announcement at Facebook says:

It’s been a big week. We launched something tiny, something new – Raspberry Pi Pico, just for you.

Read all about it, plus everything else that went down at Raspberry Pi in the last few days, in Raspberry Pi Weekly.


Raspberry Pi’s just-announced Pico board! Powered by RPi’s first custom silicon, the RP2040, this little board breaks out 26 GPIO pins and is designed to be embeddable. Let’s take a look!

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  1. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Robin Reiter’s Pixel Pump Is an Open Tool for SMT Pick-and-Place, Powered by a Raspberry Pi RP2040

    Powered by the same microcontroller as the Raspberry Pi Pico, this open source vacuum pump aims to make SMT assembly a cinch.

  2. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Dmytro Panin’s Solar System Clock Does All Its Orbital Calculations on a Raspberry Pi RP2040

    Adding a real-time clock and display to the Raspberry Pi Pico, this unusual clock keeps track of where each planet is in its orbit

    Written in MicroPython, the program runs on the Raspberry Pi Pico’s RP2040 and displays its output in full colour on a Pimoroni Pico Display Pack. Rather than relying on the RP2040′s internal clock, it uses an external DS3231 real-time clock — which, once set, can be kept ticking using an optional coin-cell battery. The current date can be adjusted using the buttons on the face.

  3. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Getting Started: Arduino IoT Cloud and Nano RP2040 Connect

  4. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Raspberry Pi Pico Turret Calculates the Perfect Shot
    By Ash Hill 4 days ago

    Ready, aim, Pico!


  5. Tomi Engdahl says:

    SB Components Ltd has launched a crowdfunding campaign for a Raspberry Pi Pico carrier board designed to improve its suitability for IoT — by giving it a cellular modem.

    SB Components’ Latest Board Looks to Get Your Raspberry Pi Pico Projects Online via 2G Cellular

    This surprisingly affordable feature-packed expansion board is built with the IoT in mind, but has a finite lifespan thanks to 2G shutdowns.

  6. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Redditor EnviousMedia developed this Pico clone to practice PCB design and replaced the micro USB port with USB-C.

    Get USB-C with This Raspberry Pi Pico Clone

    Redditor EnviousMedia developed this Pico clone to practice PCB design and replaced the micro USB port with a USB-C port.

    Whenever you want to learn a new creative skill, replication is a great way to practice. If you want to pick up painting, you can try reproducing Van Gogh’s Starry Night. If you’re learning CAD, try to create a 3D model of something sitting on your desk. Redditor EnviousMedia is learning about microcontrollers and PCB design. To practice their skills, they designed this Raspberry Pi Pico clone that features a USB-C port.


  7. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Invector Labs’ Challenger RP2040 WiFi Offers a Raspberry Pi Pico, ESP8285 Wi-Fi, and LiPo Charging
    MicroPython, CircuitPython and Arduino IDE compatible, this low-cost Feather board ticks a lot of boxes.

  8. Tomi Engdahl says:

    In this article we will present the advantages and disadvantages of this new microcontroller, and the changes it brings compared to previous versions. There is also a temperature measurement project using the internal temperature sensor. https://qr.ae/pGOP2f

  9. Travis scott merch shop says:

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  10. Tomi Engdahl says:

    MacroPact Is a Raspberry Pi Pico Macro Keyboard
    This stunning Raspberry Pi Pico macro keyboard features 17 keys, two encoders, an IPS screen, and a 3D-printed enclosure.

  11. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Supercharge your Nano RP2040 Connect, Nano 33 BLE and Nano 33 BLE Sense — they’re now compatible with OpenMV’s MicroPython!


  12. Tomi Engdahl says:

    This Raspberry Pi Pico-Powered Compact Keyboard PCB Breaks Unused GPIO Out to 3.5mm Jacks
    Designed to make the most of the RP2040 microcontroller, this clever compact keyboard includes a rotary encoder and two expansion ports.

  13. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Oak Development Technologies is back with another board design, this time taking the Raspberry Pi RP2040 microcontroller and making every function accessible to breadboard users: the BREAD 2040.

    Oak Development Technologies’ BREAD 2040 Brings All RP2040 Features to Breadboard Users

    Tweaks over the Raspberry Pi Pico include a physical reset button, USB Type-C, and breadboard-friendly SWD pins.

  14. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Pimoroni’s New Plasma 2040 Aims to Make NeoPixel, DotStar LED Strip Projects as Easy as Possible
    Powered by the same microcontroller as the Raspberry Pi Pico, this board has one purpose in life: driving LED strips.

  15. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Three-component project only needs a Raspberry Pi Pico or other RP2040-based board, an amplifier, and a speaker.

    Adafruit’s Kattni Rembor Shows How Easy It Is to Play MP3s on a Raspberry Pi Pico via CircuitPython

    Three-component project only needs a Raspberry Pi Pico or other RP2040-based board, an amplifier, and a speaker.

  16. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Blackbeat.io’s Blackboard Is a Minimalist Capacitive Input Device Powered by a Raspberry Pi Pico
    Featuring a flat black surface with 24 capacitive touch positions, plus a 3×3 LED matrix, this gadget is certainly stylish.

  17. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Visual MicroPython Platform BIPES Gets Some Major
    Upgrades, Including a Dashboard and Web Bluetooth

    Latest release brings new IoT features, refactored code, a better file browser, Web Bluetooth support, Snek for AVRs, and more.

  18. Tomi Engdahl says:

    LILYGO’s T-Display Gets an RP2040 Makeover, Offers Microcontroller and Display for Under $10

    Selling for under $10, this board breaks out a lot of RP2040 features — behind a bright, full-color IPS LCD panel.

    Internet of Things (IoT) specialist LILYGO has launched a new version of its compact T-Display development board — this time packing a Raspberry Pi RP2040 microcontroller underneath a 1.14″ color display.

    LILYGO showed off the design of the T-Display RP2040, as the new board is named, back in July. Based on its earlier T-Display ESP32 design, the breadboard-friendly microcontroller kit features a USB Type-C connector for data and power, 2.54mm GPIO pins to both edges, and two user-addressable buttons

    Its biggest feature, though only relatively speaking: A 1.14″ full-color IPS LCD display, offering a 240×135 resolution.

    To the microcontroller’s on-board dual-core Arm Cortex-M0+ processing cores, eight programmable input/output (PIO) state machines, and 264kB of static RAM (SRAM) LILYGO has added 4MB of external SPI flash and a two-pin JST connector for an optional lithium-polymer battery.

    The LILYGO T-Display RP2040 is now available on AliExpress at $9.98 with unsoldered male headers and a JST cable — a 20% saving over the usual retail price.



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