Product of the week: Raspberry Pi Pico

The first episode of Product of the Week has just dropped! We kick off this new video series with one of our favorite microcontrollers: The Raspberry Pi Pico. Our in-house 'Gadget guru' Robin Mitchell talks about why the Pico is so awesome, its specifications, and showcases some cool projects made with the Pico.

Check out the video below:

The Raspberry Pi Pico is a microcontroller board developed by the Raspberry Pi Foundation, based on the RP2040 microcontroller. It's a user-friendly platform that's easy to use and works with most common languages like Python, C, and C++. The Raspberry Pi Pico is also USB programmable, and when connected to a USB port, it appears as a flash drive, making it easy to drag program files onto the device without needing an external programmer.

The PIN numbers on the board are well-organized and make sense, which makes it easier to use. The Raspberry Pi Pico is a 40-pin, 21mm x 51mm DIP-style package and is breadboard friendly.

The Raspberry Pi pico microcontroller which showcases the RP2040 chip.jpg

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The Raspberry Pi Pico also features castellated holes, which allow it to be soldered directly to another PCB for added strength and rigidity in commercial and industrial projects.

The Raspberry Pi Pico can be used for various projects, including a VGA display, a MIDI controller for VST music studios and synths, and drone projects. Its powerful Silicon can be used to create complex timing signals and peripherals, making it a versatile tool for various applications. In conclusion, the Raspberry Pi Pico is an excellent platform that offers a range of features and capabilities that make it a great choice for various projects.

Purchase a Raspberry Pi Pico in the Electromaker Store

Have we convinced you yet? Good! We currently have the Pico kit and also the Pico 3 pack for those that really want to kick start their next project! Both products can be purchased using the links below. The Pico W will be back in stock at the end of February 2023.

Raspberry Pi Pico Basic Kit

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Raspberry Pi Pico 3 Pack

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