A low cost, flexible microcontroller board with wireless, built around Raspberry Pi's RP2040 chip.
Raspberry Pi Pico W is Raspberry Pi's first wireless microcontroller board, designed especially for physical computing. Microcontrollers are a different type of device than Single Board Computers (like the Raspberry Pi 4 and previous generations of Pi), they don't run an operating system and they are typically programmed to do just one task - though that task can be pretty intricate and exciting! They're perfect for experimenting with hardware and using as the brains of custom devices, machines and inventions. With the onboard 2.4GHz wireless capabilities of the Pico W, it's now possible for your creations to talk to each other, and to the internet!
Apart from the addition of wireless networking, Raspberry Pi Pico W is very similar to Raspberry Pi Pico and, like all RP2040-based boards, can be easily reprogrammed over USB from a Raspberry Pi or other computer using the C/C++ SDK or the official MicroPython port. The documentation landing page is the best place to get started, or scroll down for links to the technical documentation for both the Raspberry Pi Pico W microcontroller board and the RP2040 microcontroller chip.
Raspberry Pi Pico W comes without header pins so you'll need to pick some up separately if you're planning on plugging your Pico into into a breadboard or one of our Pico add-ons. A Pico WH (with pre-soldered headers) is in the works but won't be available at launch.
Raspberry Pi Pico is a low-cost, high-performance microcontroller board with flexible digital interfaces. Key features include:
RP2040 microcontroller chip designed by Raspberry Pi in the United Kingdom
Dual-core Arm Cortex M0+ processor, flexible clock running up to 133 MHz
264kB of SRAM, and 2MB of on-board flash memory
USB 1.1 with device and host support
Low-power sleep and dormant modes
Drag-and-drop programming using mass storage over USB
26 × multi-function GPIO pins
2 × SPI, 2 × I2C, 2 × UART, 3 × 12-bit ADC, 16 × controllable PWM channels
Accurate clock and timer on-chip
Accelerated floating-point libraries on-chip
8 × Programmable I/O (PIO) state machines for custom peripheral support
Features of RP2040 Microcontroller-
1 x Raspberry Pi Pico W