Issue #345 - Raspberry Pi Pico has landed
Well, that was exciting, wasn’t it?
Yesterday we launched our first microcontroller-class product: Raspberry Pi Pico. Priced at just $4, it is built on RP2040, a brand-new chip developed right here at Raspberry Pi. Yeah, we make chips now!
Our tiny new best friend went directly to all of our HackSpace magazine subscribers on the front cover of this month’s issue, and our Approved Resellers around the world are working hard to make sure you can all order one too.
And because we like to do things properly around here, we also released very comprehensive documentation for Raspberry Pi Pico, its C/C++ and MicroPython SDKS, and RP2040, as well as a step-by-step online learning project to help beginners get off to a flying start with Pico, and a new book, Get Started with MicroPython on Raspberry Pi Pico, to help you take it further. Whether you have lots of experience of working with microcontrollers or Pico is your first one, we’ve got the support and documentation to help you get the most out of it.
Make sure you check out the LEGO sorter too – it was one of our most popular posts ever. And the Digital Making at Home live stream this week was peak creativity for any budding young animators out there.
Meet Raspberry Silicon(raspberrypi.org) Raspberry Pi Pico now on sale at $4
HackSpace 39 on sale now(hackspace.raspberrypi.org) This issue is selling FAST
Get Started with MicroPython on Raspberry Pi Pico(store.rpipress.cc) New book alert
Everything you need to know about Raspberry Pi Pico(raspberrypi.org) Everything you need to get started with C/C++ or MicroPython and all our documentation
Online learning project: Getting started with Raspberry Pi Pico(projects.raspberrypi.org) Perfect for beginners
Raspberry Pi LEGO sorter(raspberrypi.org) HOW many bricks?!
Sketching it out with expert animators Damien and Richard!(raspberrypi.org) Paper? Check! Pens? Check!
Deter burglars with a Raspberry Pi chatbot(raspberrypi.org) This worked TOO well
Computing education and underrepresentation: the data from England(raspberrypi.org)
Who takes GCSE Computer Science and why?
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