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Maker Pi RP2040 @HackSpaceMag @Raspberry_Pi “Adafruit Industries – Makers, hackers, artists, designers and engineers!

HackSpace Magazine Issue 57 tests the Maker Pi RP2040 motor and robot controller, sold by Adafruit.

The Maker Pi RP2040 includes a dual-channel DC motor driver, four servo ports, and seven Grove I/O connectors. It can control two brushed
DC motors or a stepper motor, providing up to 1 A of current per channel. It also has an array of LEDs, allowing you to quickly check the status of various digital I/O states. It also has an integrated piezo buzzer and several push buttons.

To get you started quickly, the board already has CircuitPython pre-loaded and pre-programmed with a simple demo program. Just plug it into your computer and it will immediately start playing a friendly melody. Add a few engines, click a few buttons, and you can test your setup before creating a bot. Sounds like a great way to get started with the RP2040, and best of all, they’re usually in stock!

They give the board a 9/10, saying “Makes building bots easy!”

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