Arduino Nano RP2040 Connect – Arduino meets Raspberry Pi

Arduino Nano RP2040 Connect

The much-anticipated Arduino Nano RP2040 Connect board has a Raspberry Pi RP2040 MCU with ESP32-based WiFi and Bluetooth. The board also sports a 6-axis IMU with Machine Learning, a built-in MEMS Microphone, and a Cryptographic Coprocessor.

Today we will learn how to set up our development environment to work with this exciting new board, and we’ll run a few Arduino-supplied example sketches.

Raspberry Pi Pico with CircuitPython

CircuitPython with Raspberry Pi Pico

CircuitPython is an easy-to-use language with hundreds of libraries for microcontrollers. Today we will be using CircuitPython with the Raspberry Pi Pico

With over 300 libraries already to go CircuitPython makes it easy to expose the power of the Raspberry Pi Pico.

Today we’ll see how to install CircuitPython and how to use it to build a keyboard emulator, a mouse emulator, work with MicroSD cards and flash some addressable RGB lights.

Using Basic Logic Gates – With & Without Arduino

Basic Logic Gates

Basic Logic chips have been around for a very long time, yet they are still used in new designs. An understanding of how basic logic chips work will move your design skills up a notch.

Today we will look at the most elementary of logic chips, the basic gates. We’ll also learn about logic families, and we’ll see how to create a logic chip emulator using an Arduino.

We’ll finish up by designing a simple intruder alarm using an Arduino and a basic logic gate.