Invector Labs revealed a new board, currently titled Challenger Model 2040, featuring the RP2040 system-on-a-chip that sets itself apart from many of its contemporaries by offering built-in Wi-Fi support and uses Adafruit’s Feather layout.
“We just got our first RP2040 boards up and running,” Invector Labs said on Instagram. It added that “this Feather board is based on the the popular Raspberry Pico chip” but with the addition of LiPo charger support and a built-in USB-C port. We also spied an RGB LED, most likely a WS2812 NeoPixel and a PCB antenna for the onboard Wi-Fi, but no connector for an external antenna.
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