Pico Explorer Base for Raspberry Pi Pico
Pico Explorer lets you play with circuits, build science experiments, prototype tiny robots and inventions and, most importantly, Figure Out How It All Works.
The lovable pirates at Pimoroni incorporated tinkering essentials like a mini breadboard, motor drivers, ADC inputs, a built in speaker, general purpose inputs/outputs, switches, and two Breakout Garden slots* so you can add on a couple of our wide range of Pico breakouts.
They also managed to fit in a vibrant 240x240 IPS LCD screen with four tactile buttons so you can easily monitor and control what your project is doing. It's all wrapped up in a nice, sturdy baseboard with a pleasingly compact footprint which won't involve nearly as many trailing wires as if you were experimenting with a traditional breadboard setup. Boo wires, yay Pico Explorer!
MicroPython and C++ libraries are available to let you control every aspect of the board like a digital maestro. It's great for beginners, advanced users, and people who awkwardly sit somewhere in the middle and cannot be placed into a simple demographic bucket - we know who you are.
Raspberry Pi Pico and breadboardable components like LEDs, jumper wires and extra buttons are not included (but you can find them all under the extras tab!)
Your Pico will need to have male headers soldered to it (with the pins pointing downwards) to attach to our add-on boards.
*Please note that Pico breakout compatibility is a work in progress - scroll down for a list of compatible breakouts!
Pico Explorer Features:
- Pico Explorer Base
- Piezo speaker
- 1.54" IPS LCD screen (240 x 240)
- Four user-controllable switches
- Two H-Bridge motor drivers (with over current indicator LED)
- Easy access GPIO and ADC pin Headers
- Two Breakout Garden I2C sockets*
- Mini breadboard
- Rubber feet
- Compatible with Raspberry Pi Pico/Pico W.
- No soldering required (as long as your Pico has header pins attached).
- Dimensions: approx 117mm x 63mm x 20mm (L x W x H, assembled)