Raspberry Pi Pico: small but interesting
The Raspberry Pi Pico board is a model that was designed primarily for use in small electronic projects - despite its high performance, the Pico measures just 51 x 21 mm and is very lightweight. Although this model was only recently released, it has already managed to gain quite a bit of popularity, and you can find many interesting projects made with it online. The Raspberry Pi Pico is equipped with a dual-core RP2040 microcontroller based on the ARM Cortex M0+ chip clocked at 133 MHz, and also has 264 kB of SRAM, 2 MB of flash memory and the ability to communicate via UART, I2C or SPI. In addition, on the board there are converters for conversion from analog to digital signal. The board can be programmed using C, C++ and MicroPython languages. Universal parameters, high performance and attractive price make Raspberry Pi Pico perfect as a logic element in various electronic projects. Moreover, the board can be connected with various electronic components and peripherals, making it a great material for learning the basics of electronics, programming or robotics. The Pico's broad capabilities can be further expanded by using a variety of overlays and accessories.
Raspberry Pi Pico - accessories and extensions
The Raspberry Pi Pico board offers additional features and capabilities when paired with the right accessories and extensions. We offer a very large selection of overlays for the Pico - including docking stations, pinout expanders, sensor modules, peripherals and much more. Accessories for Raspberry Pi Pico are also a very useful item. In this category there are available, for example, goldpin strips equipped with male or female connectors with 2.54 mm pitch. Using such an element allows you to connect various types of modules, overlays and devices to the board, using ordinary connection wires or plugging into a contact board. It is a solution which significantly speeds up the work on a project and enables easy testing of various solutions during prototyping without the need of soldering (which involves the risk of damaging delicate elements). Among the products available in this section, it is also worth recommending enclosures for Raspberry Pi Pico. A suitable enclosure provides easy access to the necessary connectors while protecting the board from external factors (such as water drops or dust) or mechanical damage.
Educational materials for Raspberry Pi Pico
In this category you will also find official Raspberry Pi Pico educational materials. For example, a useful item for beginners can be the book "Get started with MicroPython on Raspberry Pi Pico", which is an official publication in English. There you can find a lot of useful tips about programming with MicroPython - various issues are explained using examples related to Raspberry Pi Pico. It is shown, among other things, how to connect various expansion modules, accessories or other electronic components, as well as how to write simple applications. The manufacturer also provides other useful educational materials on its website: you'll find many sample projects, schematics of individual circuits, user manuals, and an extensive user guide with tips on using the board.