Raspberry Pi Pico - Raspberry Pi RP2040 chip, beginner-friendly microcontroller, small & flexible design, low power consumption
Raspberry Pi Pico is equipped with the powerful RP2040 chip, features high performance and rich on-board interfaces/resouces, yet offered a relatively low price. It is perfectly designed for the beginners to electronics, pretty suitable for IoT controlling applications.
- High Performance: Powered by RP2040 dual-core ARM Cortex M0+ processor, running up to 133 MHz, included 2MB of onboard Flash memory, mounted 25 multi-function GPIOs
- Easy Development: Drag & drop programming over a USB through MicroPython & Arduino
- Design for Beginners/Children: Provide tons of projects and tutorials, allowing for quick positive programming feedback, getting started well with electronics
- Suitable for Embedded AI: Great Embedded Machine Learning platform by two cores of RP2040 chip and plenty of on-chip RAM, while also supporting TensorFlow Lite
Raspberry Pi Pico inherits Raspberry Pi well features, equipped RP2040 chip, providing good quality and fine performance in microcontrollers, yet offered a relatively low price. It is perfect for beginners in electronics. Provided official and useful tools, multiple software examples and documentation, it offers them a simple way to use and get started with microcontrollers, allowing for quick positive programming feedback.
Being a Raspberry Pi Approved Design Partner, Seeed offers you even more RP2040-chip-based products for your further needs, which includes an even smaller RP2040-based microcontroller, the seeed studio XIAO RP2040.
There is 25 multi-function GPIO pins on the Pico, including communication ports like I2C, SPI, and UART, along with 8 programmable I/Os and so on. Equipped with an enhanced RP2040 chip, it can perform everything you need in IoT-controlling projects. And because of its small size and fine performance, it is very suitable for edge & embedded AI applications.
For the convenience of the board and the sensors connect, the Seeed published the Grove shield board for Pico that supports Grove functional components and at the same time, seeed studio provides multiple practical projects for an even easier way to master electronics. For example, you can directly use Pre-Soldered Pico and plug it into the shield board and then connect a Grove-Light sensor with a Grove-Relay to create an Automatic Light Intensity LED which is included in20 Raspberry Pi Pico Project Ideas.
Difference between Raspberry Pi and Raspberry Pi Pico
Raspberry Pi Pico is a microcontroller where you can utilize its physical computing to control components such as sensors, LEDs, and motors to achieve some basic functions. You can also connect with other microcontrollers to build some great and interesting projects.
Unlike Raspberry Pi, the single board computer(SBC), Pico has not installed an operating system. Instead, it can be directly programmed to use, which makes it easier to control. If you want to get to know electronics, a microcontroller will present you with the intuitive feeling of mastering electronics.
Grove Starter Kit for Raspberry Pi Pico
To provide a more smoothed learning experience for beginners, we have prepared a Grove Starter Kit for Raspberry Pi Pico. It includes multiple Grove components, a Grove Shield board for Pico, as well as free courses based on Raspberry Pi Pico. Programmed in Micro Python, this can help you quickly get started with development boards, and then proceed to realize your own fun projects.
Rich RP2040 chip-based Products and Resources in Seeed
- Raspberry Pi Pico
- Raspberry Pi Pico W
- Grove Shield for Pi Pico
- Grove Starter Kit for Raspberry Pi Pico
- Wio RP2040 Module
- Wio RP2040 Mini Dev Board
- CANBed RP2040-CAN Bus development board
- Arduino Nano RP2040
- Maker Pi RP2040
For more details, you can visit our Seeed Studio RP2040 Microcontroller family.
- Intruder Detection
- Electronics learn based on Grove Starter Kit for Raspberry Pi Pico
- Home facilities control connect with other wireless microcontrollers
- Machine Learning Application
- IoT Application
Dual-core ARM Cortex M0+ processor, flexible clock running up to 133 MHz
|Storage||264kB of SRAM, and 2MB of on-board Flash memory|
26 multifunction GPIO pins, including 3 analogue inputs
|2× SPI, 2× I2C, 2× UART, 3× 12-bit ADC, 16× controllable PWM channels|
|Power supply & Downloading interface||USB Type-C interface|
21 mm × 51 mm form factor
|Operating temperature||-20°C to +85°C (Raspberry Pi Pico and Pico H); -20°C to +70°C (Raspberry Pi Pico W and Pico WH)|
|Supported input power||1.8–5.5V DC|
|On-chip resources||Accelerated floating point libraries on-chip|
|Raspberry Pi Pico||x1|
Can I solder it myself?
For the RP2040 itself, yes; it’s not easy, and you will need magnification of some sort and a very good soldering iron to go with a very steady hand, but it can be hand soldered. The Raspberry Pi Pico board on the other hand has been designed so that it can be easily soldered down to another PCB; it’s why it has castellated contacts on each edge. You can also try our pre-soldered Pico.
What is the main difference between Seeed Studio XIAO RP2040 and Raspberry Pi Pico?
Raspberry Pi Pico has more pins than Seeed Studio XIAO RP2040. That is, Seeed Studio XIAO RP2040 can be designed as thumb-sized and deservedly is smaller than Raspberry Pi Pico. Also, there is an reset button and an boot button on the Seeed Studio XIAO RP2040. When you want a even smaller microtroller, you can always try our Seeed Studio XIAO RP2040
What is an UF2 file using in Raspberry Pi Pico?
It’s a file format for flashing microcontrollers, developed by Microsoft. You can check for more information here.
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from order viewNice microcontroller board. Has small dimensions.
from order viewVery good MCU, dual core dev board with good siftware support.
from order viewThis Pico was as good quality as any other Pico. The documentation from Raspberry Pi is perfect and allows easy programming :)
from order viewVery well packed. Perfect product. Works Perfect.
from order viewGood and powerfull two-core dev board. Can replace arduino.