Pimoroni Pico LiPo (16MB)

by Pimoroni

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A top of the line Pirate-brand RP2040-powered microcontroller with all the extras - lots of flash memory, USB-C, STEMMA QT/Qwiic and debug connectors… and onboard LiPo charging! Pimoroni Pico boards add extra functionality whilst keeping to the Pico footprint, ensuring compatibility with existing Pico addons.

Features

  • Powered by RP2040
  • Dual ARM Cortex M0+ running at up to 133Mhz
  • 264kB of SRAM
  • 16MB of QSPI flash supporting XiP
  • MCP73831 charger with 215mA charging current
  • XB6096I2S battery protector
  • USB-C connector for power, programming, and data transfer
  • 4 pin Qw-ST (Qwiic / STEMMA QT) connector
  • 3 pin debug connector (JST-SH)
  • 2-pole JST PH battery connector, with polarity marked on the board
  • Switch for basic input (doubles up as DFU select on boot)
  • Power button
  • Power, charging and user LED indicators
  • On-board 3V3 regulator (max regulator current output 600mA)
  • Input voltage range 3V - 5.5V
  • Compatible with Raspberry Pi Pico packs and bases

About the RP2040

Raspberry Pi’s RP2040 microcontroller is a dual core ARM Cortex M0+ running at up to 133Mhz. It bundles in 264kB of SRAM, 30 multifunction GPIO pins (including a four channel 12-bit ADC), a heap of standard peripherals (I2C, SPI, UART, PWM, clocks, etc), and USB support.

One very exciting feature of RP2040 is the programmable IOs which allow you to execute custom programs that can manipulate GPIO pins and transfer data between peripherals - they can offload tasks that require high data transfer rates or precise timing that traditionally would have required a lot of heavy lifting from the CPU.

Purchase

CircuitPython 6.3.0

This is the latest stable release of CircuitPython that will work with the Pimoroni Pico LiPo (16MB).

Start here if you are new to CircuitPython.

Release Notes for 6.3.0

Built-in modules available: _bleio, _pixelbuf, analogio, audiobusio, audiocore, audiomp3, audiopwmio, binascii, bitbangio, bitmaptools, bitops, board, busio, countio, digitalio, displayio, errno, framebufferio, gamepad, json, math, microcontroller, msgpack, neopixel_write, nvm, os, pulseio, pwmio, random, re, rgbmatrix, rotaryio, rtc, sdcardio, sharpdisplay, storage, struct, supervisor, terminalio, time, touchio, ulab, usb_hid, usb_midi, vectorio, watchdog

CircuitPython 7.0.0-alpha.3

This is the latest unstable release of CircuitPython that will work with the Pimoroni Pico LiPo (16MB).

Unstable builds have the latest features but are more likely to have critical bugs.

Release Notes for 7.0.0-alpha.3

Built-in modules available: _bleio, _pixelbuf, adafruit_bus_device, analogio, audiobusio, audiocore, audiomixer, audiomp3, audiopwmio, binascii, bitbangio, bitmaptools, bitops, board, busio, countio, digitalio, displayio, errno, fontio, framebufferio, gamepad, imagecapture, json, math, microcontroller, msgpack, neopixel_write, nvm, os, pulseio, pwmio, random, re, rgbmatrix, rotaryio, rtc, sdcardio, sharpdisplay, storage, struct, supervisor, synthio, terminalio, time, touchio, ulab, usb_cdc, usb_hid, usb_midi, vectorio, watchdog

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. Try them if you want the absolute latest and are feeling daring or want to see if a problem has been fixed.

Past Releases

All previous releases are listed on GitHub, with release notes, and are available for download from Amazon S3. They are handy for testing, but otherwise we recommend using the latest stable release. Some older GitHub release pages include the same binaries for downloading. But we have discontinued including binaries as assets on newer release pages because of the large number of files for each release.

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