Raspberry Pi Pico VS micro:bit V2

Did you know that the Raspberry Pi Foundation is now launching a new product named Raspberry Pi Pico? This Raspberry Pi Pico is the 1st Microcontroller Dev Board from Raspberry Pi. Raspberry Pi Pico is designed for physical computing projects where it controls anything from LEDs and buttons to sensors, motors, and even other microcontrollers. Seems this board can do a lot of things, let’s compare Raspberry Pi Pico with BBC micro:bit V2. Below shows a comparison table between Raspberry Pi Pico and BBC micro:bit V2.

Raspberry Pi Pico VS BBC micro:bit V2

A Powerful MCU at Affordable Price

From the above comparison, we can see that Raspberry Pi Pico and BBC micro:bit both are using ARM Cortex as their microprocessor. The microprocessor they use are powerful, but Raspberry Pi Pico has 2 cores that can make us program two things simultaneously. No, Raspberry Pi Pico will not replace BBC micro:bit V2 even though it is way more powerful. But it will be a good alternative microcontroller development for all digital makers out there and most importantly the price is super cheap! 

In case you need the Raspberry Pi Pico to try it out:

Rpi Pico Sh B

2 thoughts on “Raspberry Pi Pico VS micro:bit V2”

  1. You can remove the C++ from the Pico, it is barely usable with the endless replugging of the USB cable. Also there is no Arduino IDE support for now, which means you have to do things way more bare-bones with crap like clang.
    The 2MB SPI is NOT a benefit of the Pico, as it is EXTERNAL memory. The Pico has NO internal flash, which means you van NEVER EVER update the bootloader!
    From a teaching perspective, the micro:bit destroys the Pico. From lower education to universities.

  2. MicroBit have more sensor and Bluetooth, accelerometr, light sensor, audio sensor, buzzer, magnetometr (compas).
    It should be compared

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