Adafruit has another uniquely named, and uniquely functioning, breakout board for the Raspberry Pi Pico – it’s the PiCowbell. This little board allows you to display images and graphics from a Raspberry Pi Pico directly to an HDMI monitor or television.
The board also features a Qwiic/STEMMA QT connector for fast I2C, a reset button and switch for rebooting or changing configurations. And did you see the price? ($6.96) Yeah, it’s inexpensive, to say the least! I have a lot of projects that could use this handy little breakout board to make my life so much easier. If you need video, check out this board. Just note, it’s video only, no audio. But it’s still awesome!
HackSpace Magazine rates it a 10 out of 10, saying “If you need video from a Pico, you need this!”
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