“Put together a large, mixed order of maker goodies as a birthday present for myself.
Figured it would take a few days or weeks to arrive - but it was shipped out next-day.
Now I have to resist opening it all and cracking on before my birthday!”
“Very awesome product. I ordered the raspberry pi pico, and so far it is great and works perfectly. The delivery was fantastic as well since even the cheap delivery option delivered my package in only 3 days”
“The Maker Pi RP2040 from The PiHut is superb . . . ordered two on Tuesday evening [standard delivery] and they arrived quickly and safely packed in the Thursday morning post.
The Maker Pi RP2040 has now become my goto RP2040 board [it's not only for robotics] . . . it has very flexible power options [micro USB, external supply via screw terminals & LiPo battery with charging circuit] and very easy connectivity with all the power & ground pins you might ever need . . . all for under a tenner !
Beyond the standard Raspberry Pi Pico/RP2040 capability, the board includes a number of capabilities such as motor driver(s), piezo buzzer, neo-pixels, pushbuttons [including BOOT & RESET] 13 x GPIO status LEDs and lots of connectivity with 7 x Grove connectors [PLUS four Grove to Dupont cables included] and 4 servo cable compatible pin headers . . . if bought separately, this would add many £ of additional cost and result in a rats nest of Dupont cables to wire together.
So, even if you don't need every one of the additional capabilities on board, using this board as your starting point, reduces complexity and cost . . . why would you choose anything else ?”