Eleven RP2040 alternatives to the Raspberry Pi Pico #PiDay #RaspberryPiPico @MUO_official
If you like all the features of the Raspberry Pi Pico RP2040 microcontroller but are looking for more than the official Raspberry Pi Pico board provides, Make Use Of provides a list of eleven alternative boards using the same chip.
The RP2040 System on Chip (SoC) is a completely new processor for physical computing, and hot on the tails of the Raspberry Pi Pico’s release, it started showing up on plenty of other hobby electronics boards too.
There’s an RP2040 board out there for almost every use case, and this article covers 11 of the best alternatives to the Raspberry Pi Pico.
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