Raspberry Pi Pico is a new low-cost, high-performance microcontroller board with flexible digital interfaces. Microcontrollers are computers stripped back to their bare essentials. You don't use monitors or keyboards, but program them to take their input from, and send their output to the input/output pins. Using these programmable connections, you can light lights, make noises, send text to screens, and much more.
In Get Started with MicroPython on Raspberry Pi Pico, you will learn how to use the beginner-friendly language MicroPython to write programs and connect hardware to make your Raspberry Pi Pico interact with the world around it. Using these skills, you can create your own electro‑mechanical projects, whether for fun or to make your life easier.
This open book is licensed under a Creative Commons License (CC BY-NC-SA). You can download Get Started with MicroPython on Raspberry Pi Pico ebook for free in PDF format (19.0 MB).
Table of Contents
Get to know your Raspberry Pi Pico
Programming with MicroPython
Physical computing with Raspberry Pi Pico
Traffic light controller
Digital communication protocols: I2C and SPI
Raspberry Pi Pico specifications