Programming the Pico

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This book will teach you Python programming and some basic electronics without assuming any prior knowledge of either subject - ideal for beginners!

The book initially focuses on Python programming, building up a Morse Code example using the Raspberry Pi Pico's built-in LED. Once you have mastered the basics of coding the Pico, the book will introduce electronics, showing you how to use sensors, switches, LEDs, servomotors and displays attached to your Pico.

All the parts used in the book are available in a companion kit by MonkMakes available here!

Discover how to

  • Install and use the Thonny Python editor and upload programs to your Pico
  • Write simple programs to control the Raspberry Pi Pico
  • Structure your programs with functions and modules
  • Make effective use of Python Lists and Dictionaries
  • Attach sensors, LEDs, servomotors and displays to your Pico and program them
  • Make use of the Pico's advanced input/output capabilities

Author Bio

Simon Monk designs all of the cool Monk Makes products we carry, and has written over twenty titles on hobby electronics, selling over 700,000 books that have been translated into ten different languages.

He maintains that the best time to write a book about something is just after you have learnt about it, as this is the sweet spot between knowing the subject and remembering the pitfalls. You can also follow him on Twitter.

Additional information

  • Paperback
  • 162 pages
  • ISBN: ‎ 9798464882171

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