Pico:ed Puts RP2040 in Micro:bit Form Factor

Pico:ed Puts RP2040 in Micro:bit Form Factor

With a nod to the micro:bit, the latest board from Elecfreaks, Pico:ed borrows the educational microcontrollers form factor but places Raspberry Pi’s RP2040 SoC firm at its heart. The announcement, which comes to us via official Raspberry Pi reseller The Pi Hut, unveils a board which can use accessories designed for the micro:bit, while also…

Arduino Debuts RP2040 Powered Braccio ++ Robot Arm

Arduino Debuts RP2040 Powered Braccio ++ Robot Arm

Arduino this week announced its latest RP2040 powered product, and this is just a bit special. Meet the Braccio ++, a $600 robotic arm “designed to be used in mechatronics, robotics, engineering, electronics, physics, industrial design, and manufacturing classes, as well as any other technical subjects” that is powered by Arduino’s own Nano RP2040 Connect.…