[chbot] RaspberryPi launches it's own "Arduino"
hamster at snap.net.nz
Thu Jan 21 22:31:13 GMT 2021
The more I look at the Pi Pico the less I like it:
- No WiFi or Bluetooth
- No user interaction, apart from an LED
- Relatively poor low power performance of > 1mA when sleeping - not
good for always-on battery powered
- Ships without headers so requires newbies to solder
- No onboard sensors at all
And it has a board 'stacking' system that only allows stacking on one
side. I want an I/O sandwich! user I/O on the top, system I/O on the
bottom, and controller in the middle.
For every use case I can see a better alternative. So it most likely
will be a roaring success. :(
At about USD$15 the BBC micro:bit V2 is everything this should have been
given the Pi Foundation's goals. A usable controller, with sensors,
lights, buttons, microphone, speaker, alligator clip friendly I/O
connector, RF, Drag-and-drop programming, Program in C++ or MakeCode or
Python or Scratch...
PS. Yes, I did order one anyway...
On 22.01.2021 10:39, Stuart Brown wrote:
> Interesting new product from Raspberry Pi foundation, a $4 Arm Cortex-M0+ board, running their own custom silicon: https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/raspberry-pi-silicon-pico-now-on-sale/
> They seem to be making a big push into the industrial market, with the launch of an industry section on their website late last year https://www.raspberrypi.org/for-industry/
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