New edition of 'Get Started with MicroPython on Raspberry Pi Pico' available

5th July 2024
Sheryl Miles

Over three years ago, Gareth Halfacree and Ben Everard launched the first edition of 'Get Started with MicroPython on Raspberry Pi Pico,' a guide that quickly became an essential resource for both novice and seasoned developers exploring the Raspberry Pi Pico microcontroller.

Earlier this week, Raspberry Pi announced the release of the much-anticipated second edition.

The new edition includes updates with chapters dedicated to the Pico W, featuring exciting projects that leverage both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) capabilities. This expanded content ensures that readers can explore even more possibilities with their Raspberry Pi Pico.

Microcontrollers, like the RP2040 chip at the heart of Raspberry Pi Pico, are computers stripped back to their bare essentials. They are programmed over USB, taking input from and sending output to on-board input/output pins. Using these programmable connections, you can light LEDs, make noises, send text to screens, and much more.

To get your engineering skills revved up, all you need is a Raspberry Pi Pico or Pico W, a collection of electronic components, and a dash of creativity.

This second edition adopts the updated design introduced with 'The Official Raspberry Pi Beginner’s Guide, 5th Edition,' and includes numerous enhancements to improve your experience with the projects. Fully updated for the Raspberry Pi Pico W and the latest version of MicroPython, this book guides you through:

  • Working with various electronic components
  • Creating your own programmable electronic contraptions
  • Turning Raspberry Pi Pico W into a network-connected node for the Internet of Things
  • Linking your Pico W to your smartphone, tablet, or another Pico W with Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE)

The second edition is available now in a physical copy from Raspberry Pi (press store) and it will soon be available from other retailers. Digital copies are available now from ebook channels.

Whether you’re using Raspberry Pi Pico for a fun home project or to make your life easier, or perhaps for industrial automation, or learning electronics and programming, whatever your desire – this book will show you how.

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