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A Peek at the Pico, Raspberry Pi's Newest Petite Powerhouse

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Meet the new Raspberry Pi Pico; a tiny microcontroller filled with big possibilities.

Specifications

Brand: Raspberry Pi

CPU: Dual-core 133Mhz ARM

Memory: 264Kb

Ports: microUSB

We've managed to get our hands on the coveted Raspberry Pi Pico. Today, we're going to be looking at some of the most important features and putting it toe-to-toe with some of the biggest names in small electronics.

We'll be showing you what the Pico can do, and we'll get you started with MicroPython, one of Pico's supported programming languages. We'll even offer up some code to try in case you decide to buy a Pico of your own.

What Is a Raspberry Pi Pico?

Raspberry Pi Pico is a new budget microcontroller designed by Raspberry Pi. It's a tiny computer built around a single chip, with onboard memory, and programmable in/out ports. Historically, microcontrollers are used in a variety of devices from medical implants to power tools. If you have an electronic device sitting in your vicinity, there's a good chance that there's a microcontroller inside of it.


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