This class will show how to use the Raspberry Pi Pico to control loads well beyond what’s possible using GPIO pins directly (3.3V, a few mA). This load-handling capability allows the Pico to control motors, lights, and more, integrating hardware like transistors and relays. Concepts presented here will be broadly applicable to other dev boards, and even single-board computers like the Raspberry Pi 3 and 4.
Jeremy Cook is a freelance tech journalist who spent over a decade in manufacturing automation. In conjunction with writing, he loves to experiment with electronics and creative fabrication, using those skills to create everything from