PicoMo

by HEIA-FR

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The PicoMo, based on a Raspberry Pi Pico microcontroller chip, has been developed by HEIA-FR’s Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Communication Systems departments. With its display, temperature and humidity sensor, multicolor LED and buzzer, it can be used in a variety of ways.

This module has no battery to promote durability: you need to connect it to your smartphone or computer with a USB cable to make it work.

To flash a new .uf2 file and enter bootloader mode, turn on your PicoMo while pressing and holding the S7 button. This should make it appear as a drive named RPI-RP2 on your computer.

Technical details

  • RP2040 Dual Arm Cortex-M0+
  • 264kB of SRAM
  • 2 MB of flash memory
  • ST7789 1.69 inch display with a resolution of 240x280
  • Temperature and humidity sensor (SHTC3)
  • 7 buttons
  • Speaker (buzzer)
  • Onboard LED (RGB)
  • USB-C power

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CircuitPython 9.0.0-beta.2

This is the latest development release of CircuitPython that will work with the PicoMo.

Alpha development releases are early releases. They are unfinished, are likely to have bugs, and the features they provide may change. Beta releases may have some bugs and unfinished features, but should be suitable for many uses. A Release Candidate (rc) release is considered done and will become the next stable release, assuming no further issues are found.

Please try alpha, beta, and rc releases if you are able. Your testing is invaluable: it helps us uncover and find issues quickly.

Release Notes for 9.0.0-beta.2

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, busdisplay, busio, busio.SPI, busio.UART, codeop, collections, countio, digitalio, displayio, epaperdisplay, errno, floppyio, fontio, fourwire, framebufferio, getpass, gifio, hashlib, i2cdisplaybus, i2ctarget, imagecapture, io, jpegio, json, keypad, keypad.KeyMatrix, keypad.Keys, keypad.ShiftRegisterKeys, locale, math, memorymap, microcontroller, msgpack, neopixel_write, nvm, onewireio, os, os.getenv, paralleldisplaybus, pulseio, pwmio, qrio, rainbowio, random, re, rgbmatrix, rotaryio, rp2pio, rtc, sdcardio, select, sharpdisplay, storage, struct, supervisor, synthio, sys, terminalio, time, touchio, traceback, ulab, usb, usb_cdc, usb_hid, usb_host, usb_midi, usb_video, vectorio, warnings, watchdog, zlib

Included frozen(?) modules: adafruit_display_shapes, adafruit_display_text, adafruit_progressbar, adafruit_register, adafruit_st7789

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.