Pico Primer kit

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About the product

Introduce

This kit is designed for MicroPython learning with raspberry pi PICO. The kit includes the main board and some modules of the Mabee series ( Servo, Slide potentiometer, DHT11 sensor, Relay, MPU6050, ESP8266, Ultrasonic Ranging). The mainboard base on the Pico and LCD display.

Model: Pico Primer kit
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Features

  • Raspberry Pi Pico: RP2040 microcontroller chip
  • 1.44inch TFT LCD, with ST7735 driver
  • 3* button input
  • 3*LED output
  • 1*Active buzzer
  • 6*interface expansion (UART/GPIO/I2C/ADC)
  • 7*Mabee series module
  • Power by Micro USB

Diagram and interface

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Interface 1 2 3 4
CN1 RXD0 TXD0 VCC GND
CN2 SCL1 SDA1 VCC GND
CN3 SCL0 SDA0 VCC GND
CN4 ADC2 ADC1 VCC GND
CN5 ADC0 GP21 VCC GND
CN6 GP16 GP17 VCC GND
BUTTON GPIO
K1 GP2
K2 GP3
K3 GP22
LED GPIO
LED1 GP18
LED2 GP19
LED3 GP20
Active buzzer GP4

Prepare

  • Install Thonny IDE. Open Thonny IDE, go to Tools->Options->Interpreter, select "MicroPython".
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  • Connect Pico to PC. Click "stop" to connect the Pico.
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  • Obtain the all demo code from the Github.
  • Upload all code to Pico.
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Button and LED

  • Open the code "Project-1-display_led_button.py" in Thonny.
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  • Click button "RUN" to run this script.
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  • Press the K1 button to control the LED1 turning on/off.
  • Press the K2 button to control the LED2 turning on/off.
  • Press the K3 button to control the LED3 turning on/off.
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MPU6050 Test

  • Click "stop" to restart the backend.
  • Connect the Mabee_IMU MPU6050 module to the CN3 port.
  • Open the code "Project-2-leveling.py" in Thonny.
  • Click button "RUN" to run this script.
  • Rotate the MPU6050 module at will, and the circle displayed on the screen will change position.
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ADC Test

  • Click "stop" to restart the backend.
  • Connect the Mabee_Slide potentiometer module to the CN5 port.
  • Open the code "Project-3-adc_display.py" in Thonny.
  • Click button "RUN" to run this script.
  • Slide the paddle of the potentiometer, and the voltage value displayed on the screen will change.
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Weather Live

  • Click "stop" to restart the backend.
  • Connect the Mabee_Serial WiFi module to the CN1 port.
  • Open the code "Project-4-weather_8266.py" in Thonny.
  • Click button "RUN" to run this script.
  • Wait a minute and the Beijing weather will be displayed on the LCD.
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DHT11 sensor Test

  • Click "stop" to restart the backend.
  • Connect the Mabee_DHT11 sensor module to the CN6 port.
  • Open the code "Project-5-temperature.py" in Thonny.
  • Click button "RUN" to run this script.
  • The temperature and humidity measured will be displayed on the LCD.
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Ultrasonic Ranging

  • Click "stop" to restart the backend.
  • Connect the Mabee_Ultrasonic Ranging module to the CN6 port.
  • Open the code "Project-6-HC-SR04_distance.py" in Thonny.
  • Click button "RUN" to run this script.
  • The Ranging value will be displayed on the LCD.
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Control Test

  • Click "stop" to restart the backend.
  • Connect the Mabee_Delay module to the CN5 port.
  • Connect the Mabee_Servo SG90 module to the CN6 port.
  • Open the code "Project-7-HC-servo_control.py" in Thonny.
  • Click button "RUN" to run this script.
  • Click the K1 button to drive the Servo to O level.
  • Click the K2 button to drive the Servo to 9O level.
  • Click the K3 button to control the relay on/off.
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