Microcontrollers, like the RP2040 chip at the heart of the Raspberry Pi Pico, 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 up 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. The robotic future is here – you just have to build it yourself. This book will show you how!
The book uses a wide range of traditional components across the various projects. Below are some handy links to grab the parts you may need: