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.
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: