What is the Raspberry Pi Pico, and what makes it different from other Raspberry Pi boards?

The Raspberry Pi Pico is a microcontroller board developed by the Raspberry Pi Foundation. Unlike other Raspberry Pi boards (like the Raspberry Pi 4 Model B), which are single-board computers based on more powerful processors, the Pico is a microcontroller-based platform designed for embedded systems and low-level programming.

The Pico is built around the RP2040 microcontroller chip, which was also designed by the Raspberry Pi Foundation. It features a dual-core ARM Cortex-M0+ processor running at 133MHz, providing excellent performance for various embedded projects.