The new Raspberry Pi Pico development software installer for Windows #RaspberryPiPico #RaspberryPi @Raspberry_Pi

Today Raspberry Pi introduced a simple solution to install everything you need to develop for Raspberry Pi Pico, and for other RP2040-based boards, using C or C++ on Windows.

Up until now, information has primarily been for Linux, and specifically on a Raspberry Pi running Linux.

When we launched Raspberry Pi Pico and its SDK, our assumption was that people would be happy with a Linux-based toolchain. However, we also documented how to get the toolchain up and working on both Apple’s macOS and Microsoft Windows for folks that wanted to use those platforms. Unfortunately, while installing the SDK on macOS isn’t too different from doing so under Linux, and works almost out of the box, installing things on Windows is much more difficult; it’s just a very different environment.

Installing the toolchain is now as simple as downloading and running, the Pico Installer. There is an option to also install the Pico examples. The installer sets up a Visual Studio Code environment for development.

Everything also works with the new Raspberry Pi Pico Debug Probe announced Monday.

Read more and download in the announcement blog post.


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