The Raspberry Pi Pico: it’s tiny, it’s fast, it’s versatile, and even more impressively these days it’s available. And now it’s got even better, with the introduction of the new internet-enabled Raspberry Pi Pico W. We’ll run through the capabilities of this little board, and get you started on the road to victory with a couple of choice projects.
Turn an old beer keg into a device for cooking meat
Harvest the sun’s rays to power a free-form soldered robotic sculpture
Visit a field full of geeks in Herefordshire (EMF Camp – it’s back!)
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Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.