Introducing Raspberry Pi Pico, the brand new microcontroller from Raspberry Pi. It’s got two cores running at up to 130MHz, a flexible I/O system and it only costs $4 (plus local taxes and shipping). Take a look in HackSpace magazine 39 to find out what’s going on inside Pico and how to get the most out of this new microcontroller board.
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