The Raspberry Pi Pico - I thought it would be fun to run through the getting started guide for MicroPython.

Raspberry Pi Pico is a tiny, fast, and versatile board built using RP2040, a brand new microcontroller chip designed by Raspberry Pi in the UK.

In the video, we run through the getting started instructions here: https://projects.raspberrypi.org/en/projects/getting-started-with-the-pico

[0:20] We solder up some headers to the Pi Pico board [3:00] Install Thonny and MicroPython [5:18] Use the Shell to print text [5:40] Blink the onboard LED [7:30] Use digital inputs and outputs [10:40] Control the LED brightness with PWM [12:00] Control an LED with an analogue input [15:08] Power the Raspberry Pi Pico from a powerpack

I actually really enjoyed this - there’s something quite nice about the immediate response from the device without any compilation and firmware upload.

Makes me very tempted to give MicroPython a try on one of my ESP32s!


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