Note: From 1st Feb 2021, the 8.5x5.5cm (400 Holes) breadboard in the packing list is changed to a 16.5x5.5cm (830 Holes) breadboard.
This is a Raspberry Pi Pico Basic Kit by Cytron for the very first MCU launched by Raspberry Pi Foundation. The kit includes almost everything you need to kickstart your way in digital making and start learning MicroPython with Raspberry Pi Pico!
Note: If you're looking for the kit without Pico included, check out this page.
Released on the 21st January 2021, the Raspberry Pi Pico is the 1st Microcontroller Development Board from Raspberry Pi Foundation. It is also based on the 1st Microcontroller IC/Silicon - RP2040, designed and produced by Engineers from the Raspberry Pi team too. Raspberry Pi has been very popular in producing Single Board Computer since the launch of Raspberry Pi 1 in February of 2012. Now, the engineering team has delivered another great news for digital makers around the world, a microcontroller development board.
Unlike the previous Raspberry Pi boards, Pico is more for physical computing projects where it controls anything from small electronic components, LEDs, motors; reading information from sensors, or communicate with other microcontrollers. It can be reprogrammed over a USB connection.
Based on the Official Get Started with MicroPython on Raspberry Pi Pico-Color Printed, a comprehensive guide from Raspberry Pi to kickstart with this new MCU platform, this Raspberry Pi Basic Kit kit is perfect for you and even your kids to start learning programming at an early stage. With this kit, you'll be able to pave your way into digital making and physical computing.
Note: This kit only includes basic components for the exercises in Chapter 3 to Chapter 9. If you wish to try more examples on I2C and SPI protocol and programmable IO from the book, you may get SparkFun 16x2 SerLCD or I2C&SPI 16x2 Serial LCD, and WS2812B NeoPixel LED Stick separately. :)
The kit includes:
- 1 x Raspberry Pi Pico with pre-soldered headers (Free a USB Micro B Cable, while the stock lasts)
- 1 x Breadboard 16.5x5.5cm (830 Holes)
- 1 x Buzzer-PCB Mount
- 1 x Finger Adjust Preset Potentiometer 10K
- 2 x LED 5mm Red
- 2 x LED 5mm Green
- 2 x LED 5mm Yellow
- 2 x LED Super Bright 5mm Blue
- 2 x PIR Sensor
- 3 x 6x6x1 Push Button 4Pin
- 5 x Resistor 0.25W 5% (330R)
- 10 x Male to Female Jumper Wire
- 20 x Male to Male Jumper Wire
Note: This kit only includes basic components for the exercises in Chapter 3 to Chapter 9. If you wish to try more examples on I2C and SPI protocol and programmable IO from the book, you may get the SparkFun 16x2 SerLCD and WS2812B NeoPixel LED Stick separately.
- Official Get Started with MicroPython on Raspberry Pi Pico-Color Printed
- Getting Started with Raspberry Pi Pico (URL)
- Getting Started with Raspberry Pi Pico (pdf), C/C++ Development with the Pico and other RP2040-based microcontroller boards
- Raspberry Pi Pico Datasheet (pdf), An RP2040-based microcontroller board
- Pico Python SDK (pdf), A MicroPython Environment for the RP2040 Microcontroller
- Pico C/C++ SDK (pdf), Libraries and Tools for C/C++ Development on the RP2040 Microcontroller
- RP2040 Datasheet (pdf), A microcontroller by Raspberry Pi
Check out some of the video tutorials that you can learn using this kit:
Physical Computing with Raspberry Pi Pico:
Traffic Light Controller with Raspberry Pi Pico:
Reaction Game Using Raspberry Pi Pico:
Burglar Alarm Using Raspberry Pi Pico:
Control LED Using PWM on Raspberry Pi Pico: