Pimoroni produce range to support Raspberry Pi Pico® and RP2040

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12 new products available at launch. Designed, made and sold in Sheffield, UK. Great software support for developers, embedded engineers and makers.

Eben Upton, CEO of Raspberry Pi said “Once again, (Pimoroni) amazed us, producing a broad range of beautifully designed products to accompany the launch"

Pimoroni have launched a comprehensive range of products to support Raspberry Pi® RP2040 microcontroller and Raspberry Pi Pico® format.

Designed, made and sold via their online maker shop in Sheffield, UK (https://pimoroni.com), products like Pico Display Pack and PicoSystem help developers, engineers and makers get the most from the new Raspberry Pi microcontroller with great examples, software support and design that is the trademark of Pimoroni.

Eben Upton, CEO of Raspberry Pi said “We've been fans of Pimoroni's work since they burst onto the scene with their Pibow case for Raspberry Pi in the summer of 2012. And once again, they've amazed us, producing a broad range of beautifully designed products to accompany the launch of Raspberry Pi Pico, and finding ways to push the RP2040 microcontroller to the limit in new and exciting ways.”

Commenting on the launch, Pimoroni CEO Jon Williamson said “Developing for microcontrollers has always felt a bit like pulling teeth, so we're glad to see Raspberry Pi making things so painless for developers and engineers right from the start. We've done more in a few weeks with RP2040 than we've done in months with other platforms. This really democratises embedded development.”

Pimoroni Co-founder Paul Beech added “We’ve been waiting a long time for Raspberry Pi to bring a revolution to microcontrollers. They all but created the thriving low-cost SBC market, and we’re happy to support them with RP2040, which is a low-cost monster with hidden depths.”

The boards cover many new formats:
A ‘Pack’ fits neatly onto any board that follows Raspberry Pi Pico® format. Key products include:
Pico Audio Pack: (RRP: £13.50) Provides high quality digital audio output which can be generated by the microcontroller in synth mode or provided to Pico over USB in sound card mode.
Pico Display Pack: (RRP: £13.50) A cute IPS LCD screen with buttons for HMI (Human Machine Interface) purposes.
Pico Scroll Pack: (RRP: £14.10) A matrix of bright white LEDs for simple graphing and feedback.
Pico Unicorn Pack: (RRP: £19.80) A matrix of programmable RGB LEDs to make everything from status indication to portable photo lighting.

Base boards provide a whole environment for development or educational purposes under a Raspberry Pi Pico format board. Key products include:
Pico Explorer Base: (RRP: £22.20) Building on the renowned Explorer HAT, this is a playground environment for trying out ideas and learning about microcontrollers.
Pico Keypad Base: (RRP: £21.90) A 4x4 RGB button matrix for control and feedback. Aimed at those making musical and installation interfaces for performance and exhibition.
Pico Breakout Garden Base: (RRP: £12.00) Building on Pimoroni’s soldering-free plug-and-code system for rapid product and project development, plug up to 6 sensors or outputs onto your Pico to try ideas and prove concepts with quick turnaround.
Pimoroni Pico VGA Demo Base: Produced under licence from Raspberry Pi this reference board shows an impressive range of features such as VGA output, SD card and audio output from the low-cost, feature-rich RP2040.

2040 boards use the heart of Raspberry Pi’s new low-cost, highly-capable microcontroller as standalone projects. Key products are:
PicoSystem™: (RRP: £58.50, due Feb 2021) A pocket-sized retro-tech gaming platform.
Tiny 2040: A fingernail-sized development board with a USB-C connection. Portable and highly embeddable.
Keybow 2040: A fully programmable USB-C mechanical keypad with 16 buttons in a 4x4 grid.

Contact: Jon Williamson, Co-founder and CEO, Pimoroni Ltd. jon@pimoroni.com
Contact: Paul Beech, Co-founder and Director, Pimoroni Ltd. paul@pimoroni.com

About Pimoroni:

Pimoroni is a world-leader in friendly electronics for Developers, Educators and Makers. They design, manufacture and sell from their Sheffield, UK base. Founded in 2012 by Jon Williamson and Paul Beech after designing the Raspberry Pi logo, Pimoroni make tech treasure for tinkerers. Pimoroni make electronics accessible and attractive, while spreading knowledge, fun, and ideas.

About Raspberry Pi Pico®

Raspberry Pi have released their first fully in-house designed silicon with a low-cost, highly capable microcontroller, RP2040. This is accompanied by a new microcontroller board format, Raspberry Pi Pico® which gives an ecosystem around which development can be explored.

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