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Kitronik Discovery Kit for Raspberry Pi Pico (Pico Not Included)

The Kitronik Discovery Kit for Raspberry Pi Pico is a great way to learn about microcontrollers, Python coding, and physical computing. The kit is supplied with all of the components needed to complete the seven included experiments, including a large-format breadboard. The kit is packaged in sturdy reusable packaging that can be used to store the kit. This version of the kit is NOT supplied with a Raspberry Pi Pico.

The seven experiments take you from the basics of using the board through to more advanced concepts and using external electronics. The experiments cover key concepts of microcontrollers, such as; basic setup, simple coding, Interrupts, Threads, Digital Inputs, and Analog and Digital Outputs.

The kit ships with a comprehensive guide booklet. The booklet covers the basic setup and then how to complete each of the seven experiments. Each experiment is complete with detailed circuit diagrams, explanations, and a complete code run-through. This means that you can get started without having to understand too much Python.

The Raspberry Pi Pico board, a new low cost, high-performance microcontroller. The board features a powerful new, Raspberry Pi designed ARM-based dual-core chip-- the RP2040. The pico also features 64KB of internal RAM and support for up to 16MB of off-chip Flash. A wide range of flexible I/O options includes I2C, SPI, and Programmable I/O (PIO). These support endless possible applications for this small and affordable board.

The kit is programmed using MicroPython. This is a full Python three implementation created specifically for small embedded microcontrollers, such as the Pico and the popular BBC micro:bit. You will use the Thonny editor to create your code, which can then be saved directly to the Pico from the editor via USB. Thonny is a Python Editor/IDE designed to allow beginners to get up and running with Python coding with as little fuss as possible.

A power pack is not required as power will be supplied via the USB connection to the computer that the Thonny editor is running on.

Note: The Raspberry Pi Pico and a USB cable are not included in this kit. Please see the Hookup Accessories section below for more options to chose from.

  • 1 x Large Prototype Breadboard.
  • 2 x Red 5mm LED.
  • 2 x Yellow 5mm LED.
  • 2 x Green 5mm LED.
  • 10 x 330Ω Resistor.
  • 1 x Piezo Element Buzzer.
  • 20 x Male to Male Jumper Wires.
  • 2 x Push Switches.
  • A booklet guide containing basic setup information and the following 7 experiments;
    • Exp. 1 - Show Me The Light.
    • Exp. 2 - Control an Input.
    • Exp. 3 - Interrupt Me.
    • Exp. 4 - Making a Noise.
    • Exp. 5 - So Many Interruptions.
    • Exp. 6 - Rub Head and Pat Tummy - Threads.
    • Exp. 7 - Building a System from the Blocks we have Learnt.
  • The kit is supplied in re-usable packaging suitable for long term storage of the kit.

Kitronik Discovery Kit for Raspberry Pi Pico (Pico Not Included) Product Help and Resources

Core Skill: DIY

Whether it's for assembling a kit, hacking an enclosure, or creating your own parts; the DIY skill is all about knowing how to use tools and the techniques associated with them.

1 DIY

Skill Level: Noob - Basic assembly is required. You may need to provide your own basic tools like a screwdriver, hammer or scissors. Power tools or custom parts are not required. Instructions will be included and easy to follow. Sewing may be required, but only with included patterns.
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Core Skill: Programming

If a board needs code or communicates somehow, you're going to need to know how to program or interface with it. The programming skill is all about communication and code.

3 Programming

Skill Level: Competent - The toolchain for programming is a bit more complex and will examples may not be explicitly provided for you. You will be required to have a fundamental knowledge of programming and be required to provide your own code. You may need to modify existing libraries or code to work with your specific hardware. Sensor and hardware interfaces will be SPI or I2C.
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Core Skill: Electrical Prototyping

If it requires power, you need to know how much, what all the pins do, and how to hook it up. You may need to reference datasheets, schematics, and know the ins and outs of electronics.

2 Electrical Prototyping

Skill Level: Rookie - You may be required to know a bit more about the component, such as orientation, or how to hook it up, in addition to power requirements. You will need to understand polarized components.
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  • BerenV / about a year ago / 1

    Is there a pdf available of the booklet? I didn’t see one in the documents page nor on Kitronic’s site listing.

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