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Pi Day: Programming with Raspberry Pi

Check out some of our recent Pi tutorials to get started with Raspberry Pi, the RP2040, Qwiic and more!

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In honor of Pi Day today, let's check out some Pi-related tutorials so you can get started in programming!

Single Board Computers

Over the past year, SparkFun has released a variety of kits to get started using Raspberry Pi's single board, low cost, high performance computer depending on your needs and what you have available! Each kit offers a Pi 4 with your choice of RAM size. Have a Raspberry Pi already? We also have kits without a Pi as well.

Basic Kit Version Desktop Kit Hardware Starter Kit Version
Basic Kit Desktop Kit Hardware Starter Kit

For more information on what is included in each kit and how to connect to your Raspberry Pi 4, check out our tutorial on the Raspberry Pi 4 Hookup Guide.

Raspberry Pi 4 Kit Hookup Guide

March 14, 2020

Guide for hooking up your Raspberry Pi 4 Model B basic, desktop, or hardware starter kit together.

Once you have your chosen single board computer, we recommend checking out these additional add-on kits using the Qwiic Connect System. Each kit offers different Qwiic-enabled devices to help get you started with programming in Python without the hassle of soldering or wiring your circuit together.

Qwiic SHIM Kit for Raspberry Pi Hookup Guide

February 16, 2021

Get started with the Serial LCD with RGB backlight and 9DoF IMU (ICM-20948) via I2C using the Qwiic system and Python on a Raspberry Pi! Take sensor readings and display them in the serial terminal or SerLCD.

Qwiic Kit for Raspberry Pi Hookup Guide

July 4, 2019

Get started with the CCS811, BME280, VCNL4040, and microOLED via I2C using the Qwiic system and Python on a Raspberry Pi! Take sensor readings from the environment and display them on the microOLED, serial terminal, or the cloud with Cayenne!

Microcontrollers

The RP2040, Raspberry Pi Foundation's first microcontroller, is great for those looking to run less complex projects that don't need the size and power of a single board computer. Learn more about the RP2040-based boards from SparkFun to get started programming in C/C++ or MicroPython!

MicroMod RP2040 Processor Board Hookup Guide

January 21, 2021

This tutorial covers the basic functionality of the MicroMod RP2040 Processor Board and highlights the features of the dual-core ARM Cortex-M0+ processors development board. Get started with the first microcontroller from the Raspberry Pi Foundation!

RP2040 Thing Plus Hookup Guide

January 21, 2021

Want to take a stab at advancing your programming skills? Check out the Thing Plus - RP2040, with the first microcontroller from the Raspberry Pi Foundation. This guide will get you started working with the RP2040 and programming in MicroPython and C/C++.

Pro Micro RP2040 Hookup Guide

January 21, 2021

This tutorial covers the basic functionality of the Pro Micro RP2040 and highlights the features of the dual-core ARM Cortex-M0+ processors development board. Get started with the first microcontroller from the Raspberry Pi Foundation!

More Raspberry Pi

The fun doesn't stop there! Check out our other tutorials tagged with Raspberry Pi for more inspiration. Happy Pi Day!

 

 


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  • Don't forget that today is also Albert Einstein's birthday, and, according to Wikipedia, it's "New Year's Day" for the Sikhs. So plenty to celebrate today!

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