Despite all the products that exist in the mini computer segment, the Raspberry Pi remains the most popular in the world. In addition to the mini PC, the Raspberry Foundation also launched some small program boards.
The last sign is the Pi Pico, which is only available for about 3 euros ($ 4).
It’s called the Raspberry Pi Pico and is a new board from the Raspberry Foundation that can be used for a wide variety of scenarios. The board is small and has a set of very interesting specifications.
Specifications Raspberry Pi Pico
According to the disclosure, the Raspberry Pi Pico has the following features:
- CPU - chip RP2040. Dual-core processor Cortex-M0 +
- Shape - 21 mm × 51 mm
- QSPI Flash - 2 MB on the vehicle
- Connection - 26 GPIO pins, including 3 analog inputs
- 2 × UART, 2 × SPI controllers, 2 × I2C controllers, 16 × PWM channels
- Integrated temperature sensor
- It can operate in environments with temperatures between -20 ° C and + 85 ° C
- Low power consumption
There are many projects in the world with the Raspberry Pi as a microcontroller. A microcontroller is different from a microprocessor that contains only one CPU. The Raspberry Pi Pico includes an integrated processor, a small amount of memory and other resources to create interesting projects. Based on what the Raspberry Foundation has published - see here.
Today we present our first product in the microcontroller class: the Raspberry Pi Pico. Priced at just $ 4, it’s built on the RP2040, a brand new chip developed here at the Raspberry Pi. Whether you're looking for a standalone deep-development board or a Raspberry Pi companion, or you're taking your first steps with a microcontroller, this board is for you.
What can you do with this little board?
- Detection and control of light and temperature of these devices
- Fire detection and construction safety devices
- Remote controls
- Embedded systems
The RPi has a great ecosystem and if you don’t need a wireless connection, this device is right. The VSCode environment is a great tool for working with this Raspberry Pi Pico. MicroPython is surprisingly amazing compared to the C programming language, especially for new programmers.
Raspberry Pi Pico