This week, the Raspberry Pi Foundation announced their new Raspberry Pi Pico microcontoller and at $4, it’s a good price. But rather than rehash the same ideas of what this means for the market and deeper thoughts on the Pi Pico, I’ve compiled a list of articles and reviews.
Thoughts from the internet
- The official blog post from the Raspberry Pi Foundation, dubbing it “Raspberry Silicon”
- Hackaday gave a full review of the Pi Pico, noting “it’s not every day that you see a new player enter the microcontroller market, let alone one with the hacker-friendly qualifications of Raspberry Pi.”
- The Register gave a general overview and suggested a desire from fans for a 8GB version (where have we heard that kind of talk before?)
- Jeff Geerling made a “neat” video review and demonstrated a MicroPython project to see how the Pi Pico works
- Tom’s Hardware also did a review and gave it 4/5 stars, praising its low cost, size, and ease of use but criticised its lack of wireless capabilities and 5V output
Where to buy the Raspberry Pi Pico
My quick thoughts
I’ve had a few Raspberry Pi’s in my time but never used something like this. If I can find more relatable projects for them, I might take the plunge but for now, it’s another great addition to the Pibrary *ahem*.