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Which is better BBC micro:bit or Raspberry Pi Pico

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Related Raspberry Pi Pico has launched in the market and a lot of people want to buy this powerful microcontroller. A lot of people are also there that are using the micro:bit to build gadgets and robots. BBC micro:bit has a strong fan following that made people interestingly learn programming and hardware. We are pretty sure that most of the people are here to find out which one they should use in their project BBC micro:bit or Raspberry Pi Pico so that they can design advanced projects. We’ll go into the deep in both BBC micro:bit and Raspberry Pi Pico to cover all the aspects that would provide a method for the people to make an informed decision.

What is BBC micro:bit?

BBC micro:bit is a renowned name among the tech community in the industry. BBC developed micro:bit for the kids curious about the programming and hardware. They wanted to plant the seed of programming and hardware at the start of education in the mind of kids so that they can make better products for the world. BBC micro:bit was free in the United Kingdom for the kids who were under 7 years in 2016. BBC micro:bit started this project to educate more people about the programming so that they can go further into a futuristic world. “No good thing ever dies” is true for BBC micro:bit that provided a way to people who wanted to learn programming that increased the sales of the BBC micro:bit. BBC micro:bit comprises 25 red LEDs that a user can individually program and also can flash the messages. It might look normal for a lot of people but for the kids, it is so fascinating that it makes them more interested in programming. It made numerous kids a brilliant coder or developer that raised the quality of technology in the industry.

What is Raspberry Pi Pico?

Raspberry Pi understands their users which is why they always surprise people in the industry with their creative and advanced products. This time, Raspberry Pi came again with their new product, Raspberry Pi Pico, that would not only enhance the ease in development of a gadget but would also come at an economical price. Raspberry Pi Pico is a powerful micro-controller that is designed to develop electronic products like robots, controllers, sensors, etc. Raspberry Pi Pico board consists of a powerful microcontroller RP2040 that will help people to create high-tech products. It comprises features like RP2040 Dual Core ARM Cortex-M0+ clocked at 133MHz, 256KB RAM, 30 GPIO pins, and a broad range of interfacing options. It would be a pleasurable experience for all the people that want to learn coding, programming, hardware, and the development of hi-tech gadgets. Raspberry Pi Foundation took care of the design and interface of the Raspberry Pi Pico so that no one would get any problem while working on it. The robust design and powerful components of Raspberry Pi Pico make it suitable for adults also. One can use their imagination and creativity to develop products with the utilization of Raspberry Pi Pico because of its stable and powerful features.

Specifications BBC micro:bit Raspberry Pi Pico
1 Nordic nRF52833 32-bit ARM® Cortex™ M0 CPU RP2040 microcontroller with 2MByte Flash
2 5V DC via USB connector 5V DC via USB connector
3 20 GPIO in which 5 can be used for  ADC 26 GPIO (3.3v rated), 23 are digital-only and 3 are ADC capable
4 1x UART, 1x I2C, 1x SPI 2x UART, 2x I2C, 2x SPI, up to 16 PWM channels
5 NA On-board USB1.1 support
6 512KB Flash 2MByte QSPI Flash memory
7 128KB RAM 264K multi-bank high-performance SRAM
8 32-bit ARM Cortex M0 CPU at up to 64 MHZ Dual-core Cortex M0+ at up to 133MHzṣ
9 25 Programmable led’s in a 5×5 grid LED_BUILTIN – GP25
10 Inbuilt temperature sensor Inbuilt temperature Sensor
11 NA 3-pin ARM Serial Wire Debug (SWD) port
12 Accelerometer NA
13 Light Sensor NA
14 Compass NA
15 Touch Logo NA
16 52mm x 42 mm  51mm x 21mm x 1mm

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Michal Pukala
Electronics and Telecommunications engineer with Electro-energetics Master degree graduation. Lightning designer experienced engineer. Currently working in IT industry.