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Getting started with Raspberry Pi Pico and Micropython


Raspberry Pi Pico is a newly launched microcontroller by Rasberry Pi. Its tiny, fast, and versatile microcontroller board based on an RP2040 microcontroller designed by Raspberry Pi. Pico is a low-cost and flexible development platform with the below specifications.

Specifications : 

  • RP2040 microcontroller chip designed by Raspberry Pi
  • Dual-core Arm Cortex-M0+ processor, flexible clock running up to 133 MHz
  • 264KB on-chip SRAM
  • 2MB on-board QSPI Flash
  • 26 multifunction GPIO pins, including 3 analog inputs
  • 2 × UART, 2 × SPI controllers, 2 × I2C controllers, 16 × PWM channels
  • 1 × USB 1.1 controller and PHY, with host and device support
  • 8 × Programmable I/O (PIO) state machines for custom peripheral support
  • Supported input power 1.8–5.5V DC
  • Operating temperature -20°C to +85°C
  • The castellated module allows soldering directly to carrier boards
  • Drag-and-drop programming using mass storage over USB
  • Low-power sleep and dormant modes
  • Accurate on-chip clock
  • Temperature sensor
  • Accelerated integer and floating-point libraries on-chip

Getting Started with Micropython :

  • Press and hold the BOOTSEL pin then plug in the USB port to the PC.
  • Download the Micropython UF2 file by clicking the below link.
  • Release BOOTSEL pin once connected pico is connected with PC.
  • It will mount as mass storage named as "RPI-RP2"
  • Drag and drop downloaded micropython UF2 file on RPI-RP2 storage, it will reboot pico board. your pico is now running micropython.

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