The amazing capabilities of Raspberry Pi Pico
The Raspberry Pi Pico is a small development board that is designed to be used for small electronics projects, prototyping and as an educational aid when learning to program microcontrollers. The Pico uses a small but powerful dual-core RP2040 processor, which is based on an ARM Cortex M0+ chip clocked at 133 MHz. In addition, the board is equipped with 2 MB of flash memory, 256 kB of SRAM and the ability to communicate using interfaces such as UART, I2C or ADM. Programming is possible using three languages: C, C++ and MicroPython. At the same time with all these capabilities Raspberry Pi Pico features very small size, light weight and attractive price. All of these advantages make the board a popular option for those creating small electronic projects, small robots or smart building installation subsystems. Additional enhancement of the Pico's capabilities is possible with expansion modules - Raspberry Pi Pico HAT overlays. These include lead expanders, sensor modules or peripherals such as keyboards and displays.
Raspberry Pi Pico HAT - keyboards
Keyboards and buttons for the Raspberry Pi Pico make it much easier to enter data into the device. This is useful both at the programming stage and later, when using the built projects in practice. Using such a solution is a great way to provide an easy to use, practical user interface on almost any hardware. Raspberry Pi Pico HAT keyboards in most cases allow you to program each of the buttons as needed, so you can modify the way you operate the hardware by reprogramming accordingly. In addition, some models come with additional features, such as colored backlighting using LEDs. This allows you to create unique lighting effects, which will not only facilitate the use of the device created with the module, but also positively affect its aesthetics. Raspberry Pi Pico HAT keyboards available in this category can be programmed just like the board itself - using C, C++ and MicroPython languages.
Raspberry Pi Pico HAT - displays
Another way to extend the functionality of the board is to use the Raspberry Pi Pico HAT displays. They allow you to present information in a graphical way, which is an attractive and convenient solution from the point of view of the user of the created project. Our product range includes displays compatible with Pico board made in various technologies. You will find here LED matrices and LED RGB matrices, which enable the display of images and text by means of light-emitting diodes arranged side by side. Some models are additionally equipped with programmable buttons, which facilitate the use of the module. Another proposal are liquid crystal displays, which are perfect for example as screens in electronic devices or self-designed household appliances. We also offer displays using e-paper technology, which do not tire the eyes and consume little energy, which makes them useful elements in many projects (for example, with their help you can create smart electronic labels).