Microcontroller Introduction with Raspberry Pi Pico

Community event hosted by Stephen Cross - New England Drupal Camp

This event is organised by and for Raspberry Pi enthusiasts.

17 Nov 2023

1.00pm – 4.00pm EST

Rhode Island College

600 Mt Pleasant Ave

Providence, RI, United States


“From light displays and IoT devices to signage and manufacturing processes, the Raspberry Pi Pico series gives you the power to control countless home, hobby, and industrial operations.” — raspberrypi.com

Microcontrollers are everywhere: in your washing machines, cameras, security alarms, smart devices, traffic lights, and more. Raspberry Pi Pico is Raspberry Pi’s microcontroller development board, making computing accessible and affordable.

This half-day training session is a combination of lectures and hands-on exercises. You will learn the following:

  • Basics of a microcontroller
  • Capabilities and features of Raspberry Pi Pico
  • Ways to use a microcontroller in your home
  • Basic electronics and physical computing concepts
  • How to control Raspberry Pi Pico using MicroPython
  • How to write simple MicroPython programs and install them on a Raspberry Pi Pico

Pre-requisite: This is a beginners’ training session. There are two requirements to attend:

  1. Wi-Fi-enabled laptop with a USB port running the latest version of your operating system
  2. Desire to learn

Materials provided that you can take home to continue the fun:

  • Raspberry Pi Pico
  • Breadboard
  • USB cable
  • LEDs, jumper wires, and resistors


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