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Raspberry Pi Pico with MicroPython - GPIO Mastery

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Learn how to control the GPIO pins on the Raspberry Pi Pico with MicroPython, and connect different components such as LEDs, motors, and sensors.

By Kevin McAleer,    3 Minutes

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Welcome to the Raspberry Pi Pico with MicroPython - GPIO Mastery course! In this course, you will learn the basics of using MicroPython to control the GPIO pins on the Raspberry Pi Pico. You will learn how to connect different components to the board, including LEDs, motors, and sensors, and how to control them with MicroPython code.

Course Content

This course is divided into the following lessons:

  1. Introduction to MicroPython
  2. GPIO Pins and Pin Numbering
  3. Digital I/O and PWM
  4. Analog Inputs and ADC
  5. I2C and SPI
  6. Ultrasonic Range Finders
  7. Using Servos
  8. Using Motors
  9. Using Potentiometers
  10. Using Temperature Sensors
  11. Recap and Review

Key Results

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the basics of MicroPython and how to use it to control the Raspberry Pi Pico
  • Connect different components to the board and control them with MicroPython code
  • Identify different types of GPIO pins and their functions
  • Use analog inputs and ADC to read sensor data
  • Use I2C and SPI to communicate with other devices
  • Understand the basics of using ultrasonic range finders, servos, motors, potentiometers, and temperature sensors

What you’ll need

To follow this course, you will need:

  • A computer, tablet, or phone to read the course material from
  • A Raspberry Pi Pico board
  • Jumper wires and a breadboard for hands-on practice
  • Different components to connect to the board, such as LEDs, motors, sensors, and other electronic components.

How the course works

Each lesson in this course is designed to be self-contained and can be completed in any order. The lessons start with an overview of the topic and then dive into the details with examples of real code.

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We hope that you find this course useful and informative. If you have any questions or feedback, please feel free to ask in the comments section or contact us directly. Let’s get started!

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