Try Raspberry Pi Pico in your project
The Pico board is one of the latest offerings from Raspberry Pi. The model was created for small electronic projects, where miniaturization of individual components plays a significant role. Although the board measures just 51 x 21 mm, it houses a powerful RP2040 dual core microcontroller, two types of memory (264 kB SRAM and 2 MB flash), a micro USB port and 26 pins allowing communication via various interfaces (UART, I2C, SPI) and connecting analog elements. This makes the Pico perfect as a logic element in small electronic devices or robots, it can also be part of controllers in automation systems. The Raspberry Pi Pico is also great for learning microcontroller programming as you can connect all sorts of electronic components, extensions and peripherals to it, and coding is possible in three languages: C, C++ and MicroPython. Additionally, the capabilities of the board can be extended by using various Raspberry Pi Pico HAT overlays - for example, sensor modules, pinout expanders, docking stations or other accessories.
Raspberry Pi Pico sensors
The Raspberry Pi Pico allows you to connect various sensors that allow the board to receive data from the environment and react to the received information based on pre-programmed action patterns. As a result, sensor modules can be used to build smart devices, detectors or home automation system components. In our offer you will find, for example, integrated environmental sensor extension, which has up to four sensors: accelerometer, gyroscope, magnetometer and barometer. Such an overlay is a perfect proposal for people building robots, vehicles or measuring devices. It will also prove very useful as educational material for electronics beginners who want to learn how to operate, assemble and program such modules.
Pico Audio Pack and other modules
Another interesting option available in this category is the Raspberry Pi Pico Audio Pack. This is an overlay that features a DAC, a standard audio output (3.5mm minijack) and a headphone amplifier output. Using the Pico Audio Pack, you can build your own stereo speaker hardware or MP3 player that will use the Pico board as a logic circuit, create a self-designed synthesizer, or use the module as a sound card. Additionally, in this category you will also find other useful extensions such as the Raspberry Pi Pico RTC. This is a modular overlay with a real-time clock and alarm that can be used in very different electronic projects, for example alarm clocks, weather stations or digital calendars.
Implementation of sensors and extensions
The sensors and extensions for Raspberry Pi Pico available in this category are designed to allow for easy installation and programming. Depending on the model, the modules are prepared to be connected with the help of ready-made leads or soldered to the base board. Additionally, each of the products comes with detailed technical documentation, and in addition to this, the manufacturers' website provides precise instructions on the application and how to install, program and use all the components.