Taking the Cytron Maker Pi Pico out for a spin with the Raspberry Pi Pico

Tony Goodhew has been in touch about some experiments he has run on the new, low-cost Maker Pi Pico from Cytron. TL;DR – here’s the Instructable.

In the UK, the Maker Pi Pico is available from The Pi Hut (also as a version without the Pico pre-soldered, but with header sockets). Other distributors around the world can be found at the bottom of this page. The board is very well thought-out and contains a whole raft of features:

  • Access to all Raspberry Pi Pico’s pins on two 20-way pin headers.
  • LED indicators on all GPIO pins.
  • 3x momentary push buttons
  • 1x RGB “NeoPixel-like” LED
  • 1x Piezo buzzer
  • 1x 3.5mm stereo audio jack
  • 1x microSD card slot
  • 1x ESP-01 socket
  • 6x Grove ports

Tony’s experiments are written in CircuitPython and cover using the GPIO pins, reading from the SD card, using a potentiometer on an analog input and using an SSD1306 display to show results from various inputs including a Pimoroni BME680 breakout board.

You can read the Instructable here and you can see one of his demo videos below:

2 comments for “Taking the Cytron Maker Pi Pico out for a spin with the Raspberry Pi Pico

  1. That Cytron board looks great. And a good price. But the delivery charge is way too expensive!

    • If you’re in the UK, Pi Hut has it too. And there are other distributors around the world.

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