Raspberry-Pi Pico PCB projects (3 new ideas to work on)

Raspberry pi Pico is a tiny yet powerful board built using the RP2040 microcontroller. Since its introduction, this board is catching the eyes of every project maker out there. And you might be curious to see some good projects using this board. So to minimize your effort in finding some, this article presents you with three new Raspberry-Pi Pico PCB projects.

The projects are simple and easy to follow up, so you don’t have to go somewhere else, searching for them. So let’s start our discussion on our Raspberry-pi Pico projects with a gaming pad.

Raspberry Pi Pico Gamepad

Raspberry-pi Pico PCB projects: DIY gamepad
DIY gamepad using R-pi Pico

If you are looking for some good DIY gamepads over the internet, then I must say, this project will stop your search. With its two-mode operation, the gamepad even omits the need for a mouse.

The gamepad mode allows you to play your favorite games on your PC or laptop, while the Media controller mode lets you control the pointer using the joystick and buttons.

An OLED screen on the top shows the current status of the controller. With the processing power from a Raspberry Pi Pico, you can enjoy your favorite games without any problem.

Components Required

  • 12x12x7.3mm Momentary Tactile Push button
  • D1286464 OLED display
  • Joystick module
  • 10k ohm resistor

PCB details

The solder mask nicely covers all the PCB traces and protects the board from oxidation and shorts. With the equal length of the PCB traces, there is no delay in receiving multiple signals at the destination. The high-quality board from PCBWay is all set to run any of your favorite games. The image below shows the software design of the gamepad.

PCB design of the gamepad
PCB design of the gamepad

And the image here shows the received PCB from PCBWay after assembling the other components.

Received PCB after assembling the components
Received PCB after assembling the components

**To know more about the above project, click on the link below:
Raspberry Pi Pico Gamepad

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Digital Multimeter

Raspberry-pi Pico projects: Digital multimeter
A digital multimeter using R-pi Pico

We know the importance of a multimeter for an electronics engineer. Either for testing or measuring values, a multimeter is necessary. But what can you do if you don’t have one? Or the one you had is not working anymore?

Instead of waiting for the new one to arrive, you can quickly build one by following this DIY project. Although it is not that advanced, you can still measure a maximum of 10 volts and a current up to 1 Ampere.

The multimeter measures these values and displays them on a 7-segment display. A fuse, Zener, and a Schottky diode in the multimeter protect your vital components from a sudden voltage or current spikes.

Components Required

  • 7-segment display
  • Resistors
  • Capacitors
  • 9V battery
  • LEDs
  • Diodes (Zener, Schottky)
  • Fuse
  • Raspberry-pi Pico
  • Transistors

PCB details

The high-quality board from PCBWay easily handles the sudden voltage and currents spikes without getting damaged. The thick copper traces ensure a good flow of electric current, while the FR-4 base provides good insulation and signal integrity. The image here shows the software design of the multimeter.

Software design of the multimeter
Software design of the multimeter

And right here, the image shows the multimeter displaying the voltage value.

Multimeter displaying a voltage value
Multimeter displaying a voltage value

**To know more about the above project, click on the link below:
Digital Multimeter

 

SPI display array clock

Raspberry-pi Pico projects: DIY clock
DIY clock using R-pi Pico

Do you feel bored by seeing the same interface of your wall or alarm clock? If yes, then we have a way to show the time differently every time.
By following this project, you can make a customizable clock that can change the color according to time or ambient temperature. You can also modify the graphics and make the same clock look like a Flip clock, a 7-segment display clock, an LED matrix clock, and many more.

Seems interesting, right? So, instead of buying a new wall or alarm clock, replace the existing one with this Raspberry pi pico based clock.

Components Required

  • SPI display array
  • Raspberry pi pico
  • Micro USB cable
  • Tactile switches x4

PCB details

The PCB traces, hole thickness, vias all are proper and within standard dimensions. The boards from PCBWay meet all the criteria set by IPC (Institute of Printed Circuits) and pass through a series of tests before reaching you. The image below shows the software design of the clock.

PCB design of the clock
PCB design of the clock

And the image below shows the PCB board after connecting the display array.

Received PCB after connecting the display array
Received PCB after connecting the display array

**To know more about the above project, click on the link below:
SPI display array clock

So, in this article, we saw the three new Raspberry-pi Pico-based PCB projects that you can try and share with the world like others. We also saw how the quality of a PCB affects the performance of a project. So, always be careful while ordering one. If you are looking for a PCB service provider, then PCBWay is the most professional PCB manufacturer. With superb boards quality and fair pricing structure, PCBWay never lets you down.

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