Adding buttons and LEDs to the Raspberry Pi Pico #RaspberryPi #MicroPython @simon_prickett

Simon Prickett decided it would be useful to learn how to control LEDs and detect button presses in MicroPython… it is the basis of a lot of projects you could use the Pi Pico for.

I still love the Adafruit LED arcade buttons that are an input and output in one, so I got a couple of those and set out to write software that toggles the LED each time the button is pressed.

Note that the Pi Pico runs 3.3v GPIO, so you’ll want the blue and green buttons. The red and yellow ones need 5v and I keep forgetting that then wondering why they don’t work on Pi projects! (They work great on Arduino though).

Check out the project video below and details in the post here.


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