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Maker Pi RP2040 : Simplifying Robotics with Raspberry Pi® RP2040

Maker Pi RP2040 : Simplifying Robotics with Raspberry Pi® RP2040

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      • Product Code: MAKER-PI-RP2040
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      Simplifying Robotics with Raspberry Pi® RP2040

      Cytron Maker Pi RP2040 features the first microcontroller designed by Raspberry Pi - RP2040, embedded on a robot controller board. This board comes with dual channel DC motor driver, 4 servo motor ports and 7 Grove I/O connectors, ready for your next DIY robot / motion control project. Now you can build robot, while trying out the new RP2040 chip.

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      The DC motor driver onboard is able to control 2x brushed DC motors or 1x bipolar/unipolar stepper motor rated from 3.6V to 6V, providing up to 1A current per channel continuously. The built-in Quick Test buttons and motor output LEDs allow functional test of the motor driver in a quick and convenient way, without the need of writing any code. Vmotor for both DC and servo motors depends on the input voltage supplied to the board.


      Credit: 3D robot parts designed by Camilo Parra Palacio from OttoDIY Community.
       


      Credit: Self-watering Planter 3D parts on Thingiverse.
       


       

      Maker Pi RP2040 features all the goodness of Cytron's Maker series products. It too has lots of LEDs useful for troubleshooting (& visual effects), is able to make quite some noise with the onboard piezo buzzer and comes with push buttons ready to detect your touch.


       

      There are three ways to supply power to the Maker Pi RP2040 - via USB (5V) socket, with a single cell LiPo/Li-Ion battery or through the VIN (3.6-6V) terminals. However only one power source is needed to power up both controller board and motors at a time. Power supply from all these power sources can all be controlled with the power on/off switch onboard.


       

      Cytron Maker Pi RP2040 is basically the Raspberry Pi Pico + Maker series' goodness + Robot controller & other useful features. Therefore this board is compatible with the existing Pico ecosystem. Software, firmware, libraries and resources that are developed for Pico should work seamlessly with Cytron Maker Pi RP2040 too.

      CircuitPython is preloaded on the Maker Pi RP2040 and it runs a simple demo program right out-of-the-box. Connect it to your computer via USB micro cable and turn it on, you will be greeted by a melody tune and LEDs running light. Press GP20 and GP21 push buttons to toggle the LEDs on/off, while controlling any DC and servo motors connected to it to move and stop. With this demo code, you get to test the board the moment you receive it!

       

      While connected to your computer, a new CIRCUITPY drive appears. Explore and edit the demo code (code.py & lib folder) with any code editor you like, save any changes to the drive and you shall see it in action in no time. That's why we embrace CircuitPython - it's very easy to get started. Wish to use other programming lauguages? Sure, you are free to use MicroPython and C/C++ for Pico/RP2040. For those of you who loves the Arduino ecosystem, please take a look at this official news by Arduino and also the unofficial Pico Arduino Core by Earle F. Philhower.

       

      Features:

      • Powered by Rapberry Pi RP2040
        • Dual-core Arm Cortex-M0+ processor
        • 264KB internal RAM
        • 2MB of Flash memory
        • the exact same specifications with Raspberry Pi Pico
      • Robot controller board
        • 4x Servo motors
        • 2x DC motors with quick test buttons
      • Versatile power circuit
        • Automatic power selection: USB 5V, LiPo (1-cell) or Vin (3.6-6V)
        • Built-in 1-cell LiPo/Li-Ion charger (over-charged & over-discharged protection)
        • Power on/off switch
      • 13x Status indicator LEDs for GPIO pins
      • 1x Piezo buzzer with mute switch
      • 2x Push button
      • 2x RGB LED (Neopixel)
      • 7x Grove ports (flexible I/O options: digital, analog, I2C, SPI, UART...)
      • Preloaded with CircuitPython by default
      • Mouting holes
        • 4x 4.8mm mounting hole (LEGO® pin compatible)
        • 6x M3 screw hole

       

      Maker Pi RP2040 VS. Maker Pi Pico?


      Link: Maker Pi Pico product page

       

      Board Layout:

       

      Dimension:

      88mm(L) x 64mm(W) x 13mm(H)

       

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      Resources:

       

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      Is a Fritzing model of the Maker Pi RP2040 available? I'd like to make some wiring diagrams for students. ( Steve, 02/10/2021 )
      Hi, we don't have fritzing file available. You may drop an email to support@cytron.io if need further technical assistance. Thanks:)
      Very happy so far with pi rp2040 (Ecellent product!) I am using arduino, do you have any examples of using motors &/or servos using arduino ( Stuart Brierley, 25/09/2021 )
      Hi. I'm happy to know that you like it. You can check in here for some tutorials that we have :)
      Why is GP26 tied to both Grove 5 and Grove 6? ( Steve, 13/09/2021 )
      Hi, you may drop an email to support@cytron.io for further technical assistance. Thanks:)
      I can't find a schematic. Does this board design include a buck converter to boost the Lipo's 3.7 V? ( Jean Cyr, 25/06/2021 )
      There's DC-DC converter onboard to produce 3.3v for the circuit, but it doesn't boost LiPo's voltage. Vmotor gets supply from Vlipo, Vusb or Vin.
      Have manual use Maker Pi RP2040 : Simplifying Robotics with Raspberry Pi® RP2040? ( ธนากร ตามสายลม , 05/06/2021 )

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