Tom’s Hardware Best RP2040 Boards 2021 #RP2040 @tomshardware

Tom’s Hardware continues to evaluate microcontroller boards powered by the Raspberry Pi RP2040. They currently list their 10 best boards in this week’s lineup:

While Raspberry Pi has its own RP2040-powered board in the Raspberry Pi Pico, there are now more than a dozen, third-party solutions that offer improvements which range from smaller sizes to built-in Wi-Fi, more storage or a lot of additional outputs. There are even RP2040-powered keypads.

To help you choose, we’ve listed the best RP2040 boards below. These boards can be used for everything from general learning to building Wi-Fi connected robots to implementing basic A.I.

Not in any order:

  1. Raspberry Pi Pico – $4 Dual core Arm microcontroller
  2. Adafruit Feather RP2040 – The Gold Standard of ‘Pi Silicon’
  3. Cytron Maker Pi Pico – The ideal way to build your Raspberry Pi Pico projects
  4. Adafruit QT Py RP2040 – A tiny board for great projects
  5. Pimoroni Tiny 2040 – First third-party, RP2040 board offers features the Pico doesn’t have.
  6. Pimoroni Pico Lipo – Pico Pinout with Plenty of Extras
  7. Arduino Nano RP2040 Connect – An Arduino with the heart of a Pi
  8. Adafruit ItsyBitsy RP2040 – A Surprising Compromise
  9. Pimoroni Keybow 2040 – Programmable Keyboard with Pi Silicon Inside
  10. Sparkfun Pro Micro – All the features you need without wasting a millimeter

See the full review here


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