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There’s a cool new kid in town, and everyone wants them over for a play date! The Raspberry Pi RP2040 is a fun bit o kit, and while we wait for chips to be available for purchase, we can start noodling around in CAD software to make our next electronic design come to life.
Even though we haven’t yet started manufacturing the Feather RP2040, we think its an excellent base for future designs. So we published up the schematics and layout under and open source license! It’s got the SWD wiring, bypass caps, power supplies, crystal section, etc to launch your RP2040 design.
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