How not to build a custom RP2040 dev board #RP2040 #RaspberryPi @Raspberry_Pi @embedded_comp @JeremySCook

Embedded Computing Design documents a few things that you shouldn’t do when creating a custom RP2040 dev board. Tips in a nutshell:

  • Keep Things Simple
  • Minimize and Standardize Small Components
  • Buy More Small Components Than You Need
  • Don’t Forget the Solder Stencil
  • Don’t Leave Solder Bridges
  • Don’t Test With Critical USB
  • Do Ask for Help
  • Don’t Not Get Started

Jeremy Cook writes:

Realistically, it took me many hours of work to produce this successful board, so one should consider whether it’s worth your time to pursue a custom design. On the other hand, I now have the experience and confidence to do this again, and a standard design and set of components that can hopefully be reused going forward.

His next article shows getting CircuitPython on the board.

See more in the article here.


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