The Maker Pi RP2040 features a dual-channel DC motor driver, four servo motor ports, and seven Grove I/O connectors. It can control two brushed
DC motors or one stepper motor, providing up to 1 A current per channel. It also has an array of LEDs, so you can quickly check the status of various digital I/O states. It also has an on-board piezo buzzer and several push-buttons.
To get you up and running quickly, the board already has CircuitPython preloaded and preprogrammed with a simple demo program. Just plug it into your computer and it will immediately start playing a friendly tune. Add a few motors, click some buttons, and you’re able to test your setup before you build a bot. This looks like a great way to get started with the RP2040, and best of all, they are typically in stock!
They give the board a 9/10, saying “Makes building bots easy!”
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