Official guide "Getting started with MicroPython on Raspberry Pi Pico"
Microcontrollers, like the RP2040 at the heart of Raspberry Pi Pico, are computers down to their bare minimum.
You don't use monitors or keyboards, but program instructions for your input / output pins.
Using these programmable connections, you can then turn on lights, make noise, send text to screens, ...
In Get Started with MicroPython on Raspberry Pi Pico, you'll learn how to use the basics of the MicroPython language and write programs and connect hardware to your Raspberry Pi Pico to interact with the world around it.
Using these skills, you will be able to create your own electromechanical projects, whether for fun or to make your life easier.
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About the authors
Gareth Halfacree is a freelance technology journalist, writer, and former education systems administrator. With a genuine passion for open-source software and hardware, he was one of the first to adopt the Raspberry Pi platform and write publications about its capabilities and flexibility.
Ben Everard is a geek who has "stumbled" into a career as a journalist that allows him to regularly play with new material. As the editor of HackSpace Magazine, he spends (far too much) of his time experimenting with the latest (and not so latest) DIY technology.
Learn the fundamentals of the MicroPython programming language
Discover all the possibilities offered by the Raspberry Pi Pico
Understand how to carry out your electromechanical projects
Write your own programs and connect your plugins