PicoPicorder: A Work in Progress @Raspberry_Pi #PiDay #RaspberryPi

Here’s Michale Horne has been developing a Star Trek Tricorder for quite some time. Now he’s updating the project with the Raspberry Pi Pico, using parts from Pimoroni and Adafruit. Here’s more from Michael at Raspberry Pi Pod:

This year, the Raspberry Pi Pico was launched. This was the first Raspberry Pi microcontroller (featuring their own silicon, no less!) and it immediately made me think of my old project. Could this be the low-power device I was looking for? Could this device which didn’t have the boot-up time of the regular Raspberry Pi and with no SD card to corrupt, be the thing that I had been looking for?

Both Adafruit and Pimoroni products are very high quality (and they’re not cheap!) and they have a lot of support available in terms of tutorials and libraries. For the Adafruit products, there is one trade-off – you need to use their fork of MicroPython (called CircuitPython) in order to get the most out of their support material. More on this decision later! For the Pimoroni products, I just had to make sure that there were Adafruit CircuitPython libraries available for the bare components – which there are!

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