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

Waveshare Electronics releases 3 RP2040 New Boards

Today, Waveshare Electronics released three RP2040 based boards: RP2040-Zero @ $4.99 RP2040-Plus @ $7.99 RP2040-LCD-0.96 @ $12.99 These boards are available for sale on Waveshare’s website – we are yet to see them in any other retailer. RP2040-Zero The RP2040-Zero board is a tiny stamp sized board which is just like the Tiny 2040 board… Continue reading Waveshare Electronics releases 3 RP2040 New Boards

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