Raspberry Pi Pico (Non-Wireless)
- Raspberry Pi Foundation
CAUTION! This Raspberry Pico board is NOT wireless. The new W version is available on this page.
The Raspberry Pi Pico is a low-cost, high-performance microcontroller board with a flexible digital interfaces. It's similar to an Arduino in that it provides only microcontroller functionality, executing programming in MicroPython or C++. It can be programmed by USB using a Raspberry Pi board, PC, Mac, etc. You can read more about its development and custom chip on the Pi Foundation Blog!
Once the header pins are in place, the Pico can be attached directly to a breadboard for wiring and prototyping.
The Raspberry Pi Pico is the first product built on silicon designed in-house at Raspberry Pi (“Raspberry Silicon”). At its heart is RP2040, a Raspberry Pi-designed chip, which features two ARM Cortex-M0+cores clocked at 133MHz; 256KB RAM; 30 GPIO pins; and a broad range of interfacing options. This is paired with 2MB of on-board QSPI Flash memory for code and data storage.
- RP2040 microcontroller chip designed by Raspberry Pi in the United Kingdom
- Dual-core Arm Cortex M0+ processor, flexible clock running up to 133 MHz
- 264KB of SRAM, and 2MB of on-board Flash memory
- Castellated module allows soldering direct to carrier boards
- USB 1.1 with device and host support
- Low-power sleep and dormant modes
- Drag-and-drop programming using mass storage over USB
- 26 × multi-function GPIO pins (3.3V ONLY)
- 2 × SPI, 2 × I2C, 2 × UART, 3 × 12-bit ADC, 16 × controllable PWM channels
- Accurate clock and timer on-chip
- Temperature sensor
- Accelerated floating-point libraries on-chip
- 8 × Programmable I/O (PIO) state machines for custom peripheral support
- Full technical specs and data sheets
- Programming information/wiki/downloads for MicroPython and C++
- Sample projects using the Raspberry Pi Pico
Note: Optional headers must be installed under the Pico for the display and most other add-ons to work.
Get Started with MicroPython on Raspberry Pi Pico - Paper book to get you started with MicroPython on the Pi Pico
- Pi Foundation Blog post
- Raspberry Pi Pico Pinout diagram
- Raspberry Pi Pico Datasheet
- Pico Python SDK - A MicroPython environment for RP2040 microcontrollers
- Getting started with Raspberry Pi Pico - C/C++ development with Raspberry Pi Pico and other RP2040-based microcontroller boards
- Pico C/C++ SDK - Libraries and tools for C/C++ development on RP2040 microcontrollers
- RP2040 Datasheet