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The Pico:ed is a development board based on Raspberry Pi RP2040 MCU. It uses dual-core Arm Cortex-M0+ processor with 264KB RAM. The front of the board contains two buttons and a 7x17 dot matrix screen, which can be conveniently used for classroom teaching.

So why choose Pico:ed?

  • A development board based on RP2040. Make it easier to use our Pico:ed in the classroom.
  • Wavy edge connector to connect to devices without soldering.
  • 7x17 LED fully programmable display. Can display text, numbers, and images.
  • Two programmable buttons and logo LED.
  • There is a button that can be reset directly RP2040.
  • Designed by Raspberry Pi, RP2040 features a dual-core Arm Cortex-M0+ processor with 264kB internal RAM and support for up to 16MB of off-chip flash.
  • A buzzer for playing beeps and tones.


  1. Raspberry Pi RP2040 Chip
  2. 7x17 LED matrix screen
  3. Built-in LED
  4. Built-in buzzer
  5. 2 programmable buttons
  6. USB & battery connector
  7. Power status LED
  8. Bootsel & reset button
  9. 25-pins notched edge connector
  10. Exquisite design


  • MCU: RP2040
  • SRAM: 264kB
  • Flash: 2MB
  • Programmable IO: 19 Pcs
  • Onboard Device: Buzzer, LED, 7x17 LED matrix, 2 Buttons
  • Program Language: CircuitPython/MicroPython´╝îC++
  • Size: About 52mm x 42mm
  • Net Weight: 10g




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CircuitPython 8.2.6

This is the latest stable release of CircuitPython that will work with the ELECFREAKS Pico:ed.

Use this release if you are new to CircuitPython.

Release Notes for 8.2.6

Built-in modules available: _asyncio, _bleio, _pixelmap, adafruit_bus_device, adafruit_pixelbuf, aesio, alarm, analogbufio, analogio, array, atexit, audiobusio, audiocore, audiomixer, audiomp3, audiopwmio, binascii, bitbangio, bitmaptools, bitops, board, builtins, builtins.pow3, busio, busio.SPI, busio.UART, collections, countio, digitalio, displayio, errno, floppyio, fontio, framebufferio, getpass, gifio, i2ctarget, imagecapture, io, json, keypad, keypad.KeyMatrix, keypad.Keys, keypad.ShiftRegisterKeys, math, microcontroller, msgpack, neopixel_write, nvm, onewireio, os, os.getenv, paralleldisplay, pulseio, pwmio, qrio, rainbowio, random, re, rgbmatrix, rotaryio, rp2pio, rtc, sdcardio, select, sharpdisplay, storage, struct, supervisor, synthio, sys, terminalio, time, touchio, traceback, ulab, usb_cdc, usb_hid, usb_midi, vectorio, watchdog, zlib

Included frozen(?) modules: adafruit_is31fl3731, adafruit_motor, adafruit_ticks, asyncio, elecfreaks_music, neopixel, picoed

Absolute Newest

Every time we commit new code to CircuitPython we automatically build binaries for each board and language. The binaries are stored on Amazon S3, organized by board, and then by language. These releases are even newer than the development release listed above. Try them if you want the absolute latest and are feeling daring or want to see if a problem has been fixed.

Previous Versions of CircuitPython

All previous releases of CircuitPython are available for download from Amazon S3 through the button below. For very old releases, look in the OLD/ folder for each board. Release notes for each release are available at GitHub button below.

Older releases are useful for testing if you something appears to be broken in a newer release but used to work, or if you have older code that depends on features only available in an older release. Otherwise we recommend using the latest stable release.