[chbot] RaspberryPi launches it's own "Arduino"
darran at nzllive.com
Sat Jan 23 19:38:03 GMT 2021
I think the Pi Pico is aimed at the TinyML (Machine Learning on a micro)
market rather that aimed at the general Arduino style application.
The Arm Cortex M0+ is powerful enough to run the embedded machine
learning algorithms. TinyML is the hot new application at the moment. By
moving machine learning to the edge cuts down on costs and increases the
On 22/01/21 11:31 am, hamster wrote:
> 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:
>> 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
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