The Raspberry Pi Pico powered Maker Pi Pico is our Editor’s Choice for Raspberry Pi Pico projects. For $9.90 we had a Raspberry Pi Pico and a lot of extra features. Today Cytron have announced the Maker Pi RP2040 board to the range, a smaller board that eschews the Raspberry Pi Pico form factor of the original and goes straight for the RP2040 chip itself. Oh and it can make robots too! This new board may just disrupt our list of best Raspberry Pi Pico accessories.
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Maker Pi RP2040 is Cytron’s second RP2040 board, and the form factor is similar to the earlier Maker Pi Pico but with a few subtle changes.
- Onboard LiPo / Li-Ion charging
- 2 x DC motor outputs (via MX1508 H-bridge)
- Motor quick test buttons
- Four servo connections
- No direct GPIO access
- Seven Grove connectors