Cytron Maker Pi Pico Review & Demo
Maker Pi Pico has everything you may need for a Raspberry Pi Pico project on one board to get you started especially if you are new to Raspberry Pi Pico’s. If you purchase the board with the Pico included it comes preloaded with CircuitPython ready for you to hack around with. We take a look and give you a demo of all its onboard features.
- Video Review And Demo
- With Or Without The Pico Onboard
- What Do You Get
We usually buy the devices we review, this was the first review we have done for an item we didn't pay for ourselves. We do get a lot of offers but this one stood out with no strings attached.
We didn't have to review it, there was no time limit, and we could say what we liked even if we didn't like it. We'd never publish a bad review of a gift someone sent, we just wouldn't put up a review at all in that case.
Anyway they were with good reason confident we'd love the Maker Pi Pico and we did. Thanks to Siaw Lim for sending us one out.
Video Review And Demo
With Or Without The Pico Onboard
There are 2 versions, one with the raspberry pi pico RP2040 board included and one without. We received the version with the board already on.
There are great reasons for both, it would be useful to be able to add and remove the board which you could do with the Maker Pi Pico Base and it's cheaper.
The version with the board comes with some code already preloaded and it's ready to go right from the off. So a good choice for beginners or as a gift.
What Do You Get
The first thing you notice is the clear labelling, everything you could possibly want is there back and front. The GPIO pins have blue LED lights which are on/off depending on the status of the pin it represents.