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Raspberry Pi PICO

Overview

Raspberry Pi foundation has released their latest product Raspberry Pi PICO. This is their first product using a microcontroller which they have designed inhouse.

RP2040 is manufactured on a modern 40nm process node, delivering high
performance, low dynamic power consumption, and low leakage, with a variety
of low-power modes to support extended-duration operation on battery power.

Raspberry Pi Pico is the debut microcontroller-class board from Raspberry Pi.
Built around our RP2040 silicon platform, Pico brings Raspberry Pi’s signature values of
high performance, low cost, and ease of use to the microcontroller space.

Photo Courtesy: Raspberry Pi Foundation

Technical Specification

Raspberry Pi PICO Pinout

Photo Courtesy: Raspberry Pi Foundation

Getting started with Raspberry Pi PICO

One can program PICO board using C/C++ or MicroPython. Whatever your preference is, you can find all information available here

To wo know more in depth about PICO and hardware application interfacing, refer to the documentation here.

Raspberry Pi PICO board design is Open Source and available here. In case you are building your own project using PICO board, don’t forget to use the step file to add to your board 3D model.

How to buy PICO?

PICO board is selling at 4$ worldwide. In India it is costing some where from 350/- to 450/- in retail from many of the authorized resellers.

So, what are you thinking of building using Raspberry Pi PICO?

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