I joined Raspberry Pi eighteen months ago and spent my first year here keeping secrets and writing about Raspberry Silicon, and the chip that would eventually be known as RP2040. This is all (largely) completed work: Raspberry Pi Pico made its way out into the world back in January, and our own Raspberry Silicon followed last month.
The question is then, what have I done for you lately?
Until today our documentation for the “big” boards — as opposed to Raspberry Pi Pico — lived in a Github repository and was written in Github-flavoured Markdown. From there our documentation site was built from the Markdown source, which was pulled periodically from the repository, run through a script written many years ago which turned it into HTML, and then deployed onto our website.
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