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The Arduino Nano RP2040 Connect is here

Reading Time: 4 minutes It was back in January that we first introduced you to the Arduino Nano RP2040 Connect. The first Arduino board to include Raspberry Pi silicon. It’s been a roller coaster ride getting it to you, and enthusiasm during the wait has been incredibly encouraging. The wait, you’ll be glad to hear, is over. The RP2040 […]

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How to add LoRaWAN to Raspberry Pi Pico

Reading Time: 9 minutes Arguably the winner of the standards war around wide area networking protocols for the Internet of Things, LoRaWAN is a low-powered, low-bandwidth, and long-range protocol. Intended to connect battery-powered remote sensors back to the internet via a gateway, on a good day, with a reasonable antenna, you might well get 15km of range from an […]

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Drag-n-drop coding for Raspberry Pi Pico

Reading Time: 3 minutes Introducing Piper Make: a Raspberry Pi Pico-friendly drag-n-drop coding tool that’s free for anyone to use. The ‘Digital View’ option displays a dynamic view of Raspberry Pi Pico showing GPIO states Edtech startup Piper, Inc. launched this brand new browser-based coding tool on #PiDay. If you already have a Raspberry Pi Pico, head to make.playpiper.com […]

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Graphic routines for Raspberry Pi Pico screens

Reading Time: 7 minutes Pimoroni has brought out two add‑ons with screens: Pico Display and Pico Explorer. A very basic set of methods is provided in the Pimoroni UF2 file. In this article, we aim to explain how the screens are controlled with these low-level instructions, and provide a library of extra routines and example code to help you produce stunning […]

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How to add Ethernet to Raspberry Pi Pico

Reading Time: 6 minutes Raspberry Pi Pico has a lot of interesting and unique features, but it doesn’t have networking. Of course this was only ever going to be a temporary inconvenience, and sure enough, over Pi Day weekend we saw both USB Ethernet and Ethernet PHY support released for Pico and RP2040. Raspberry Pi Pico and RMII Ethernet […]

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Raspberry Pi Pico – Vertical innovation

Reading Time: 4 minutes Our Chief Operating Officer and Hardware Lead James Adams talked to The MagPi Magazine about building Raspberry Pi’s first microcontroller platform. On 21 January we launched the $4 Raspberry Pi Pico. As I write, we’ve taken orders for nearly a million units, and are working hard to ramp production of both the Pico board itself […]

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How to get started with FUZIX on Raspberry Pi Pico

Reading Time: 9 minutes FUZIX is an old-school Unix clone that was initially written for the 8-bit Zilog Z80 processor and released by Alan Cox in 2014. At one time one of the most active Linux developers, Cox stepped back from kernel development in 2013. While the initial announcement has been lost in the mists because he made it […]

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Keeping secrets and writing about Raspberry silicon

Reading Time: 3 minutes In the latest issue of The MagPi Magazine, Alasdair Allan shares the secrets he had to keep while working behind the scenes to get Raspberry Pi’s RP2040 chip out into the world. BEST friends There is a new thing in the world, and I had a ringside seat for its creation.  For me, it started […]

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The journey to Raspberry Silicon

Reading Time: 6 minutes When I first joined Raspberry Pi as a software engineer four and a half years ago, I didn’t know anything about chip design. I thought it was magic. This blog post looks at the journey to Raspberry Silicon and the design process of RP2040. RP2040 – the heart of Raspberry Pi Pico RP2040 has been […]

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How to add a reset button to your Raspberry Pi Pico

Reading Time: 4 minutes We’ve tried to make it as easy as possible for you to load your code onto your new Raspberry Pi Pico: press and hold the BOOTSEL button, plug your Pico into your computer, and it’ll mount as a mass storage volume. Then just drag and drop a UF2 file onto the board. However, not everybody […]

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How to blink an LED with Raspberry Pi Pico in C

Reading Time: 8 minutes The new Raspberry Pi Pico is very different from a traditional Raspberry Pi. Pico is a microcontroller, rather than a microcomputer. Unlike a Raspberry Pi it’s a platform you develop for, not a platform you develop on. Blinking the onboard LED But you still have choices if you want to develop for Pico, because there […]

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Raspberry fish & RP2040 chip

Reading Time: 2 minutes Look at our lovely friends over at This is not Rocket Science (TiNRS) – they’ve wasted no time at all in jumping in with our new chips. In this guest post, Stijn of TiNRS shares their fishily musical application of our new toy. The new RP2040 chip by Raspberry Pi is amazing. When we got […]

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New book: Get Started with MicroPython on Raspberry Pi Pico

Reading Time: 3 minutes So, you’ve got a brand new Raspberry Pi Pico and want to know how to get started with this tiny but powerful microcontroller? We’ve got just the book for you. Beginner-friendly In Get Started with MicroPython on Raspberry Pi Pico, you’ll learn how to use the beginner-friendly language MicroPython to write programs and connect hardware […]

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Raspberry Pi Pico – what did you think?

Reading Time: 3 minutes The best part of launching a new product is seeing the reaction of the Raspberry Pi community. When we released Raspberry Pi Pico into the world last Thursday, it didn’t take long for our curious, creative crew of hackers and tinkerers to share some brilliant videos, blogs and photos. If you’ve spotted other cool stuff […]