Raspberry Pi Pico

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The Pi HutEssential Raspberry Pi Pico Kit
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The Pi HutColour-Coded Headers for Raspberry Pi Pico
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The Pi HutDebug Cable for Raspberry Pi Pico
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The Pi HutMale Header Set for Raspberry Pi Pico
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The Pi HutFemale Header Set for Raspberry Pi Pico
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The Pi HutStacking Header Set for Raspberry Pi Pico
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The Raspberry Pi Pico is an entirely new type of microcontroller from Raspberry Pi. Small, affordable and flexible - it’s great for learning to code with MicroPython!

Whether you’re looking to learn about the MicroPython programming language, take your first steps in physical computing or want to build a hardware project, the Raspberry Pi Pico – and its amazing community – will support you every step of the way. We also have a great range of accessories for the Pico too!

Looking for a kit with everything you need? Our great-value Starter Kit for Raspberry Pi Pico is just what you need!

Raspberry Pi Pico

The Pico isn’t designed to replace the Raspberry Pi, which is a different class of device known as a single-board computer.

Whereas you might use your Raspberry Pi to play games, write stories and browse the web, your Raspberry Pi Pico is designed for physical computing projects where it can control familiar components such as LEDs, buttons, sensors, motors and even other microcontrollers.

The Pico can be quickly and easily programmed using MicroPython and C/C++ using popular editors such as Thonny. Getting started is also very easy thanks to the officiald Getting Started page or our own Raspberry Pi Pico Getting Started Guide, and there's even a book dedicated to getting started with MicroPython on the Pico!

You can program your Pico from your computer, a Raspberry Pi 4 or even another Raspberry Pi Pico! A wireless-enabled version is also available here.

Raspberry Pi Pico Pinout

Available with or without headers!

The Raspberry Pi Pico is available as the board only, or with headers pre-soldered on the Pico H version. Select your option above before adding to your cart.

The Pico H comes with pre-soldered GPIO and 3-pin JST-SH debug header.

If you would rather solder your own headers, grab a set of our handy colour-coded headersmale, female or stacking headers from the store - all available in a range of colours. We also include headers in our Essential Raspberry Pi Pico Kit which includes lots of other handy bits and bobs.

Raspberry Pi Pico Specifications

The main chip on board is the 'RP2040' made by Raspberry Pi (their first in-house microcontroller chip!) and is a dual-core ARM Cortex M0+ processor, with a flexible clock running up to 133MHz.

  • 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 onboard Flash memory
  • Castellated module allows soldering directly to carrier boards (non-header version only)
  • USB 1.1 Host and Device support
  • Low-power sleep and dormant modes
  • Drag & drop programming using mass storage over USB
  • 26 multi-function GPIO pins
  • 2×SPI, 2×I2C, 2×UART, 3×12-bit ADC, 16×controllable PWM channels
  • Real-time clock (RTC)
  • Temperature sensor
  • Accelerated floating-point libraries on-chip
  • 8×Programmable IO (PIO) state machines for custom peripheral support
  • Dimensions: 51mm x 21mm (click for drawing)

Raspberry Pi Pico Accessories

We have a great range of Raspberry Pi Pico accessories and add-ons available in our Pico section! You can also read about our favourite Pico add-ons and accessories here!

Raspberry Pi Pico FAQs

  • What else do I need to use a Raspberry Pi Pico?
  • Do I need a Raspberry Pi to use the Raspberry Pi Pico?
    • Nope! You can program a Pico from a Raspberry Pi 4, but you can also just use your PC or laptop.
  • Do I need an SD card?
    • Nope! The onboard flash memory stores your programs.
  • How do I power a Raspberry Pi Pico?
  • Can I run Raspberry Pi OS on a Raspberry Pi Pico?
    • No - the Pico doesn't run a full desktop operating system like the Raspberry Pi 4, it runs code directly without a desktop interface (similar to an Arduino)
  • What’s the difference between a Raspberry Pi 4 and a Raspberry Pi Pico?
    • The Raspberry Pi 4 is a single-board computer with a full Linux operating system (similar to a traditional desktop PC) whereas the Raspberry Pi Pico is a different class of device designed to run physical computing projects.
  • How do I program the Raspberry Pi Pico?
    • You use a PC, laptop or even a Raspberry Pi to write code and push your program to the Pico - which then runs that code whenever powered up. The Raspberry Pi Product Page shows you how to do this with lots of helpful information.
  • I'm new to coding - is this for me?
    • Absolutely! As with all things Raspberry Pi, there's a huge amount of information available as well as a thriving community of friendly makers and hackers to help you along the way. It's a great way to learn MicroPython and C/C++ which are very popular programming languages used by many devices.


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