Bulk RP2040 chips now available direct from Raspberry Pi

Almost a year has passed since the Raspberry Pi Pico, and the RP2040, was released and the RP2040 has only been available from resellers thus far. However, Raspberry Pi is launching a new service, Raspberry Pi Direct. This is for direct-to-business sales only and RP2040 chips will still be available from resellers. The direct pricing… Continue reading Bulk RP2040 chips now available direct from Raspberry Pi

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FreeRTOS on RP2040 Boards (Pi Pico etc) using VSCode

Introduction This is a basic tutorial which will show you how to set up the VSCode environment to be able to compile, link and use FreeRTOS in your RP2040 based projects. This tutorial won’t go too much into the weeds about how FreeRTOS works, that is for our next tutorial. However, in this tutorial we… Continue reading FreeRTOS on RP2040 Boards (Pi Pico etc) using VSCode

ROCK5, a RK3588 based single-board computer, is now available for pre-order

Radxa announced the ROCK5, a RK3588 based single-board computer, yesterday (09 Jan 22) and it is now available for pre-order. The board features a Rockchip RK3588 processor, up to 16GB of LPDDR4x RAM, support for up to three displays, 2.5 Gbps Ethernet, WiFi 6E and Bluetooth 5.2 and a PCIe 3.0 x4 connector for NVMe… Continue reading ROCK5, a RK3588 based single-board computer, is now available for pre-order

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SparkFun “Retires” Pro Micro RP2040 – New Version Incoming?

The SparkFun Pro Micro board (SparkFun part number: DEV-17717) has been retired by SparkFun Electronics. However, this does not appear to be the end of the Pro Micro RP2040 as a newer version (DEV-18288) appears to be it’s successor. There is no available stock of the updated part and SparkFun’s datasheets, schematics and GitHub repos… Continue reading SparkFun “Retires” Pro Micro RP2040 – New Version Incoming?

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Headless Raspberry Pi Setup

What is headless mode? Well the easiest way to describe it is simply by imagining using your Raspberry Pi with nothing connected, no keyboard, mouse or monitor, only power is required. We can still control the Raspberry Pi over a network connection and SSH so this solution is perfect for a minimal Raspberry Pi Setup.… Continue reading Headless Raspberry Pi Setup