A programming environment for Lua for the Raspberry Pi Pico microcontroller

Overview

picolua

A programming environment for Lua for the Raspberry Pi Pico microcontroller.

Version 0.3, April 2021

What is this?

picolua is a proof-of-concept Lua programming environment for the Pi Pico. As well as the Lua run-time, it includes a rudimentary shell that accepts Linux-like commands, a full-screen editor, and basic file management facilities. picolua is designed to be operated by connecting the Pico's USB to a terminal emulator. Lua functions have been added for controlling the Pico's GPIO and other peripherals. As a result, it is possible to enter and run simple programs that manipulate connected devices, without the need for any particular development tools. There is support for general digital input/output, analog input, PWM output, and I2C.

picolua has some conceptual similarities with MicroPython on the Pico. However, picolua is designed to be completely self-contained, in that no addition tools (other than a terminal) are required to create, edit, and test programs. It's possible (to some extent) to create and test Lua code on a workstation, and then upload it to the Pico. However, this isn't necessary -- picolua is capable of being self-contained.

picolua maintains a filesystem in the Pico's flash ROM, that can store multiple files, perhaps organized into directories.

There is a rudimentary command-line shell that provides a few Unix-like commands, for copying, viewing, and deleting files; and, of course, for running Lua code.

Most of the standard Lua features are available, except those that interact with an operating system. The Lua file handling routines have been replaced by alternatives specific to the picolua filesystem.

The shell

On startup, you will see the shell prompt $. I've used the dollar sign here to distinguish it from the Lua > prompt, and because the shell is a little like a Unix shell. There is a basic line editor for entering shell commands; these commands are similar to Unix shell commands -- cp, rm, mv, etc. The shell supports wilcard expansion ("globbing"), with the ? character matching any single character, and * matching any number of characters. So it's possible, and sometimes useful, to run commands like cp *.lua /backup. There is a full list of shell commands below.

As in Unix shells, any line that starts with a # is taken to be a comment. This is only useful in scripts (see below).

Running Lua on picolua

There are various ways to run Lua in picolua.

  1. Create the Lua file using the built-in editor, or upload it from a terminal using the YModem protocol (described below). Then run it using the shell command lua {filename}.

  2. Run the Lua file directly from the editor, by hitting the Ctrl+
    key combination.

  3. Start an interactive Lua session by running lua at the shell prompt. You can enter Lua code directly at the Lua prompt. From this prompt you can also invoke the editor, using pico.edit "filename".

  4. Run lua -e "lua code..." at the shell prompt.

  5. If the Lua file is in a directory which is in the search path (see "Search path" below), then you can just type the name at the prompt, without the .lua extension. So you can run '/bin/blink.lua' just be entering blink.

  6. Lua files can be grouped into modules, and executed using the require() function -- see "Lua modules" below.

Notes about the Lua implementation

picolua is based on Lua 5.4, and this will probably not change, given the number of changes that I had to make to it.

On start-up, picolua enters interactive mode. You can enter expressions, which are evaluated and displayed, or run a program using dofile or require. At the Lua prompt, you can invoke the (rudimentary) screen editor using edit "file.lua". One change from the conventional Lua interactive mode is that if the result is a table, the contents are displayed. This makes it possible to provide "commands" like ls "/dir" and df() -- these return a table, which gets displayed.

Standard Lua has only one numeric data type (at least, one only one that is accessible outside the Lua runtime). It can be set at compile time, but then it's fixed. At present, it is set to double -- double-precision floating-point. Many functions in the Pico interface of necessity take integer arguments. A GPIO pin number, for example, can only be an integer. Care needs to be take if using the results of calculations as arguments to these functions. At the time of writing, the Pico SDK includes double-precision floating-point support more-or-less as a matter of course, so there's little to be gained by trying to use lower precision.

The implementation uses one Lua context for the whole runtime. So any functions defined, or variables set, by executing a Lua file (e.g, by using dofile "file.lua") remain in effect. This is nearly always the expected behaviour.

As in regular Lua, a file can be loaded using dofile "file.lua" and require "file". There are subtle differences between these methods, that are described in the Lua documentation, and apply here too. Here, though, there's little need to use require, because there isn't a file search path.

Like all Lua functions, the Pico functions can be used without brackets when there is a single string argument. So it's correct to write edit "test.lua" as well as edit ("test.lua"). Although these functions are defined in a library called pico, and should probably be written pico.edit, pico.ls, etc., they are also defined in the global namespace as well, just for convenience.

Since there is no underlying shell, some of the Pico-specific functions provide shell-like functionality. There are functions for editing and copying files, for example, and querying system status.

Interrupts

Sending Ctrl+C should interrupt a running program. The same key is used to abandon a line in the line editor. Ctrl+C is not used to exit the screen editor; in fact, it has no function there -- not even "copy". See the Screen editor section for more information.

The filesystem

picolua maintains a filesystem in the PICO's flash memory. Filesystem storage starts a little after the program code, and extends, more-or-less to the end of the flash memory.

When you flash a .uf2 file on the Pico, only the flash areas specified in the file are re-written. Consequently, and intentionally, the picolua filesystem will survive re-flashing the program itself.

The filesystem supports files and directories, with names up to 255 characters. It has no notion of file permissions, ownership, timestamps, or links. This is to reduce the amount of storage used per file to a minimum.

Line editor

The line editor responds to cursor movement and backspace (delete on some keyboards) keys. Ctrl+Left and Ctrl+Right move the cursor by whole words. Ctrl+Home and Ctrl+End move the cursor to the start and end of the line respectively

Up-arrow and down-arrow scroll through a history of previous lines. By default, the history is limited to the last four lines. The line editor is nowhere near as sophisticated as that found in most Linux shells -- but it's a lot smaller.

Screen editor

The screen editor is fairly rudimentary, and designed specifically to operate from a serial terminal. Some of the key bindings are not very conventional, because I've tried to avoid key combinations that are taken over by terminal emulators and window managers.

The editor is invoked initially by running edit "filename". Thereafter, further files can be opened by sending Ctrl+O and entering a filename. If multiple files are open, you can switch between them using Ctrl+E.

To get a list of key bindings, send [email protected] It would have been nice use Ctrl+H (for "help") but Ctrl+H usually generates a "backspace" keycode.

There are a few oddities that might be worth mentioning.

  • The key combination Ctrl+\ executes the file in the editor as a Lua program.

  • The usual Ctrl+C for "copy" has been replaced by Ctrl-Y, because I wanted to reserve the Ctrl+C combination for an interrupt throughout the environment.

  • If text is selected, the tab key indents the text two spaces. Shift-tab unindents by the same amount. If nothing is selected, the tab key simple enters a tab character.

  • The editor auto-indents using spaces. At present, this behaviour can't be turned off

Shell scripts

picolua does not have well-developed shell script support, because it's unnecessary -- you can run shell commands, should there be a need to, from a Lua script.

However, picolua does have a rudimentary notion of a shell script. A script if a file containing shell commands, one to each line. The shell will process the script line by line to the end, or until some command raises an error.

This facility is mostly intended for initialization.

Command-line arguments

When you run a Lua program from the shell prompt, you can pass command-line arguments if necessary. This mechanism works in Lua the same in regular Lua.

So we can execute a LUa program like this:

$ lua bin/myprog.lua hello world

or

$ myprog hello world

and in both cases the arguments "hello" and "world" are available in the Lua program as arg[1] and arg[2]. By convention, arg[0] is the name of the program.

Search path

The picolua shell has a rudimentary knowledge of search path. At start-up, the path consists (only) of the directory /bin. Any Lua file placed in that directory, with a name ending in .lua, can be executed at the shell prompt simply by entering the name, without the extension. So instead of entering lua /bin/blink.lua, we can enter blink.

The same principle applies to shell scripts. A shell script can be executed by entering only its name, if it is in the /bin directory, and has a name endring in .sh.

Lua modules

picolua supports Lua modules, as ordinary Lua does. However, the module search path contains only the /lib' directory. If a Lua program says require "foo", Lua will search for /lib/foo.luaand /lib/foo/init.lua. This allows simple modules to be placed directly in lib, and more complex ones in their own subdirectories of \lib`.

Start-up scripts

When picolua starts, it executes the shell script /bin/shellrc.sh. There really isn't anything useful that can be done in this file, except perhaps to run a Lua script.

When Lua starts up, it executes /bin/luarc.lua, before entering interactive mode.

In both cases, the shell script or Lua program need not ever finish. If this happens, then picolua will never enter interactive mode. This is exactly what would be require, to have picolua execute a Lua program when the Pico powers up.

It should still be possible to connect to a terminal, and hit Ctrl+C to regain control. If, for some reason, it isn't possible, then the only solution is to erase the Pico flash completely. Re-flashing picolua does not erase the rest of the flash -- this is intentional.

Running Lua from the editor

You can run Lua code directly from within the screen editor, by hitting Ctrl+. This works when running the editor from the shell prompt, and from within an interactive Lua session (e.g., using pico.edit()). In an interactive session, the Lua is executed in the global context, and any functions and variables defined continue to exist, until the end of the Lua session. If you run the editor from the shell prompt, the each invocation gets a separate Lua context, and any definitions are not persistent once the editor is closed.

Pico-specific Lua functions

It's possible to run shell commands directly from Lua, using the Lua function pico.execute() (similar to the conventional os.execute()). However, there are some file management functions directly available as custom Lua functions.

adc_pin_init (pin)

Set a specific GPIO pin for use as an analogue input. This only needs to be done if the pin has previously been used for something else. This function does not enable the ADC, for the specified pin or in any more general sense.

adc_select_input (input)

Select which specific analog input adc_get() will read from. In practice, the input argument will be a number from 0..3 to select pins 16-19. Input channel 4 is the internal temperature sensor. Note that the input argument is not a pin number, but a channel number, even though each channel (except the temperature sensor) is assigned to a specific pin. Calling this function enables the ADC subsystem, but it does not set a GPIO pin to be in an appropriate state for analog input -- use adc_pin_init() for that.

adc_get()

Read an analog value from the currently-selected channel. The value will be in the range 0..4095.

df

Returns an array containing the total, used, and free space in the persistent storage, in bytes.

edit "file"

Invokes a (very) simple text editor on the file. Please note that this editor limits line length to 200 characters.

gpio_get ()

gpio_get (pin)

Returns HIGH or LOW (0 or 1) according to the state of the input pin.

Formats the persistent storage, erasing any data.

gpio_pull_up (pin)

Enables the built-in pull-up resistor for a particular pin.

gpio_put (pin,value)

Set a GPIO output to HIGH or LOW (or 1 or 0). This method does not implicitly make the pin and output -- use gpio_set_dir().

gpio_set_dir (pin, direction)

Set a GPIO pin to GPIO_IN or GPIO_OUT (or 0 or 1).

gpio_set_function (pin, function)

Set the operating mode of a particular GPIO pin. To set "normal", programmed I/O, use:

gpio_set_function (pin, GPIO_FUNC_SIO)

There are also modes GPIO_FUNC_I2C, GPIO_FUNC_PWM, etc., that must be used to select specific operating modes.

i2c_init (port, baud)

Initialize a specific I2C port. For more information, see the section on I2C below.

i2c_write_read (port, addr, output, input_length)

Perform an I2C read, write, or read/write. For more information, see the section on I2C below.

ls ls "/directory"

Returns an array containing the names of files and directories in the specified directory. There is no way to tell, from these results alone, whether the entries represent files or directories. See the example ll.lua for an idea how to combine pico.stat() and pico.ls() to implement a function like the Unix ls -l.

pwm_pin_init (pin)

Sets up a GPIO for hardware PWM operation. This function implicitly sets the pin to PWM mode. The base frequency is the default provided by the underlying C SDK.

pwm_pin_set_level (pin,level)

Sets the PWM duty cycle for a specified pin, in the range 0 (off) to 65535 (on). The pin must have been prepared by calling pwm_pin_init() first.

read "path"

Reads the entire contents of the specified file into a string variable. The file can contain zeros -- many (but not all) the Lua string-handling functions work on files with embedded zeros. No value is returned, but an exception is raised if the file cannot be read.

readline()

Reads a line from the terminal, and assigns it to a string variable. This is broadly equivalent to the standard Lua io.read, except that it only works on the terminal. If the user sends an interrupt (usually Ctrl+C), the function raises an exception and stops further execution. If the user sends end-of-message (usually Ctrl+D) it returns nil. Otherwise it returns a string containing the line entered.

rm "path"

Deletes a file or an empty directory. There is no return value, whether is succeeds or fails.

sleep_ms (msec)

Sleep for the specified number of milliseconds.

stat "path"

Returns a table containing the size and type of the specified file. See the example ll.lua for an idea how to combine pico.stat() and pico.ls() to implement a function like the Unix ls -l.

write ("path", string)

Writes a string variable to the specified file. No terminating zero is written. An exception is raised if the file cannot be written.

I2C support

The Pico has two I2C ports, that can be assigned to various pairs of pins. picolua refers to these ports as '0' and '1'. To initialize the I2C subsystem for a specific port, use

pico.i2c_init (port, baud_rate)

Baud rate is typically set to 400 000, although faster operation is possible in good operating conditions.

It's necessary to set the specific pins to I2C operation:

pico.gpio_set_function (pin, GPIO_FUNC_I2C)

Note that, although various pins can be set for I2C operation, there is no choice about which pins correspond to which ports. Pins 16 and 17, for example, can only ever be used with port 0.

I2C requires that the bus lines be pulled up to a positive voltage at one point. If this is not done anywhere else, it can be done in the Pico using

pico.gpio_pull_up (pin)

There is one function, pico.i2c_write_read() for both reads and writes.

pico.i2c_write_read (port, addr, output_string, input_lenth)

The implementation in a single function makes it easy to perform the common "combined" operation of a write followed without interruption by a read.

If there is no data to write, pass a zero-length string as the output_string argument. Lua allows binary data to be stored in strings, and it doesn't matter if some of the values are zero, For example, we can do:

output_string = string.char (0xFF, 0x00,...)

The function must be told the number of bytes to read; this also can be zero. If it is not zero, then i2c_write_read() returns a string containing the specified number of bytes. This string can be unpacked using string.byte(). Don't forget that Lua indexes strings starting at 1, not 0, by default.

For an example of I2C operation, see the mpu6050.lua example in the source code bundle.

Analog-to-digital support

The Pico has a single ADC, which is multiplexed between five different sources -- pins 16-19, and the internal temperature sensor. The pico.adc_select_input() function selects which channel to use, but be aware that it takes a channel number, not a pin number. On the other hand, the function adc_pin_init(), which prepares a pin for ADC operation, takes an actual pin number. These complication follows from the fact that one of the ADC channels -- the temperature sensor -- does not have a pin. So we can't just use pin numbers for all the ADC functions.

See the file adctest.lua in the source code bundle, for an example of using the ADC.

Hardware PWM outputs

picolua has rudimentary support for PWM outputs -- enough to control the brightness of a lamp, for example. Although the Pico's PWN system is very flexible -- and therefore complex -- picolua avoids this complexity by using defaults for all settings. As a result, the only functions needed are pico.pwm_pin_init() and pico.pwm_pin_set_level().

See the file led_fade.lua in the source code bundle, for an example of using hardware PWM.

YModem suppport

picolua support the YModem protocol for sending and receiving files to and from a host system. The files can have any contents, but there is a limit on a single file of 100kB -- this is just to protect the Pico filesystem from a badly-behaved sender. In addition, files are sent by being buffered in memory first, so even 100kB might be too much.

picolua doesn't support the more common Xmodem protocol, because it's not much use for anything other than ASCII text. Ymodem has the additional advantage of allowing multiple files to be sent in one batch.

To start a receive operation, use the shell command yrecv or yrecv [filename]. If a filename is specified, it will take precedence over the filename provided by the sender. However, it makes no sense to provide a filename if the sender will be sending multiple files -- they'll just overwrite one another.

To send, use ysend {filename}.

When using YModem from a terminal emulator, it's probably best to start yrecv or ysend before starting the transfer in the terminal -- the terminal might not allow you back to the prompt to run the command after that. After starting either function, you'll probably see a row of "C" characters -- that's the YModem start character. You should stop seeing this as soon as communication starts. The terminal will probably only allow a limited amount of time for picolua to signal it is ready to receive, and picolua will only allow twenty seconds for the terminal to start sending.

I've tested the YModem support with Minicom which, on Linux at least, just invokes the command-line utilities rb and rz to do the actual transfer. YModem is notoriously fussy, and I can't be sure that any YModem utilities than these will work with picolua.

Shell commands

The shell prompt is somewhat Linux-like. The line editor supports cursor movement and word-by-word movement using Ctrl+Arrow. It remembers a limited amount of history. However, it's really only designed for basic file management, and running Lua code -- the built-in shell is not intended to be as power as a Linux shell.

Note that there is, as yet, no concept of shell redirection, or even of a working directory: picolua supports directories, but all commands require full pathnames.

There is no shell scripting support, but you can create scripts in Lua that invoke shell commands.

cat {files...}

Dumps the contents of the specified files to the console.

cp [-v] {files...} {file | directory}

Copy the specified files to the specified location. If the target is a directory, then the source files are copied into that directory, and given the same names. If there are multiple source files, the target must be a directory. If there are only two arguments, and the second is not a directory, then the target is overwritten.

if -v is specified, each filename is printed before it is copied. The command can't be used to copy complete directory trees.

df [-k]

Report the amount of free and used storage in byte, unless -k is specified, in which case it is in kB.

echo {arguments...}

Print the arguments to the terminal.

edit [filename]

Open the built-in editor. If no filename is given, start with an untitled file.

format [-y]

Format the filesystem. This deletes all data, and creates the initial '/bin, /etc', and 'lib/' directories, along with the "blink.lua" sample script. Unless the -y switch is given, this command prompts the user before reformatting the filesystem.

i2cdetect {pin1} {pin2}

Scan the I2C bus for devices. The Pico has two I2C buses, but they can be assigned to a number of different pin pairs. The utility works out the I2C bus from the specified pins. The pins are usually an adjacent pair, e.g., 16 and 17. One of these pins will be the data line and the other the clock, but it doesn't matter which order they are specified in one the command line. Of course, it might matter to whether the device actually works or not.

ls [-l] {paths...}

List the contents of the specified directories, or list the specified files. If -l is given, show the type and size of each entry.

mkdir {directories...}

Creates one or more directories. The parent directories must exist.

rm {paths...}

Delete the specified files or directories. Directories can only be deleted if they are empty.

mv {paths...} {file | directory}

Renames or moves files or directories. If there are multiple sources, the last argument must be a directory that already exists.

yrecv [filename]

Receives one or more files using the YModem protocol. See the section on YModem support for more details.

ysend {filename}

Sends a single file using the YModem protocol. See the section on YModem support for more details.

Building

picolua is implemented in C, and designed to be built using the documented method for the Pico C SDK. The method depends, for better or worse, on CMake. Setting up CMake, the SDK, and the ARM compiler toolchain, is documented in the Raspberry Pi documentation. I'm not a fan of CMake, but building for the Pico is well-nigh impossible any other way. If you have set up according to the documentation, you should be able to build like this:

$ mkdir build_pico
$ cd build_pico
$ cmake .. 
$ make

The build process is configured to provide maximal warning logging, and will throw out thousands of messages, of varying degrees of scariness. The result should be a file picolua.uf2, that can be copied to the Pico in bootloader mode.

For testing purposes, it should be possible to build a version that will work on a Linux workstation, like this:

$ mkdir build_host
$ cd build_host
$ PICO_PLATFORM=host cmake ..
$ make.

This should result in a picolua executable. The Linux version expects to see a file at /tmp/picolua.blockdev whose size is at least 128kB. This will be used to model the persistent storage that the Pico version uses in flash. The Linux version is designed to model the Pico version closely, including all its faults and limitations. Of course, GPIO access and the like will not be available in this build.

Limitations and complications

Characters

picolua is a thoroughgoing ASCII system. There is no support for wide or multibyte characters in any part of the implementation. Neither the screen editor nor the line editor can handle them, even if the terminal can display them. Lua's support for such things is itself pretty rudimentary.

Terminal

Most of the testing has been done using the Minicom terminal emulator. Whatever terminal is used, it must have the following characteristics. It may be necessary to adjust the terminal settings, or the screen window size, or both, as well as the terminal's internal settings. All terminal emulators I'm aware of allow these settings to be adjusted; where possible, I've tried to make picolua work with Minicom's defaults.

  • Most importantly, the terminal must have exactly 80 screen columns, and at least 24 screen lines. Typically a Linux shell window has 25 lines by default, but Minicom uses one line for its status, so 24 are available. It won't hurt to have more than 24 lines, but it will cause problems if there are more than 80 columns. picolua assumes the terminal is completely dumb, and won't attempt to work out from the terminal what its screen size is -- there is no robust way to do so, anyway.

  • Picolua expects the terminal to wrap lines automatically. This is not the default with Minicom -- use minicom -w.

  • The terminal must support basic ANSI/VT100 cursor movement and screen handling codes.

  • Picolua potentially uses all the control key combinations, including Ctrl+[symbol]. Minicom, in particular, uses Ctrl+A to enter command mode, and this clashes with the editor's use of this key combination for "select all". In general, it might be necessary to reconfigure the terminal if there are too many clashes.

  • The terminal should send ASCII code 8 for "backspace" and 128 for "delete". It should send code 13 (CR) when the "enter" key is pressed.

  • The terminal should do a line-feed, not a carriage return, when it receives ASCII code 10.

If the terminal cannot be configured, it is possible to change most of these settings by editing interface.h.

Line editor

The line editor allows lines up to 200 character long, but it does not behave well once the line is longer than the terminal. This is because terminals do not generally allow a backspace character to move the cursor from the start of one line to the end of the previous line.

Operating system support

picolua runs without an operating system. The only file-handling functions available to Lua programs are those documented above, which read and write whole files. In particular, there is no io.write, even for the terminal. So there's no straightforward way to have a Lua program print a line of text without a newline at the end. The workaround is to build the whole line in a string, and print that. However, Lua's string concatenation functions are not very memory-efficient, so this technique needs to be used with care.

Limited Pico hardware support

picolua supports general, polled GPIO operation for digital I/O, analog input, I2C read and write, and hardware PWM. It runs on a single core, leaving the other core idle. There is no support, and probably never will be, for DMA, interrupts, threading, or multi-core operation.

Acknowledgements

Lua was developed by, and continues to be maintained by, the Computer Science Department of the Pontifical Catholic University in Rio de Janeiro.

The screen editor was derived from work by Michael Ringgaard.

The YModem implementation is based on work by Fredrik Hederstierna.

The LittleFS filesystem implementation was developed by ARM.

Comments
  • Add missing declaration to fix compilation error.

    Add missing declaration to fix compilation error.

    Compiler complained about val being undeclared in this block. Adding the declaration eliminated the compilation error and luapico appears to build and run correctly on both the host and Pico hardware now.

    opened by jjg 2
  • Add GitHub actions workflow

    Add GitHub actions workflow

    Add .github/workflows/test.yml which:

    • Builds the entire project for every push or pull-request
    • Builds picolua.uf2 and attaches it as a file when a Release is created

    If you choose to merge this then:

    • go to: https://github.com/kevinboone/luapico/releases/new
    • add a tag and title
    • and a release description
    • hit "Publish release"
    • a .uf2 file will be attached within a few minutes

    Rinse and repeat!

    This PR also removes binaries/picolua.uf2 since it's made redundant by automagic releases and should not be source controlled.

    Once the tests have run for your main branch, I'd suggest:

    • going to https://github.com/kevinboone/luapico/settings/branch_protection_rules/new
    • putting "main" in the Branch name pattern
    • ticking "Require status checks..."
    • check the status checks

    And future PRs will require the code to successfully build before they can be merged.

    (I beg forgiveness if all of this is already familiar to you!)

    opened by Gadgetoid 2
  • Add ability to set dir for all pins at once.

    Add ability to set dir for all pins at once.

    Hi, this is just a small commit to be able to set directions on all pins at once. If you are interested in further commits to increase luapico functionality, let me know.

    Thanks

    opened by jfoucher 1
  • Add version number to releases

    Add version number to releases

    Builds upon #1 - this had been bugging me for a while on our own releases so I figured I'd fix it here too.

    Means you don't get this when you download a bunch of different versions:

    image

    But instead, this:

    image

    opened by Gadgetoid 1
  • Limited Pico hardware support

    Limited Pico hardware support

    Thank you for this fantastic project. This is just a question re the following statement in the readme "There is no support, and probably never will be, for DMA, interrupts, threading, or multi-core operation." This sounds unlikely but not impossible. Just wondering whether you could briefly set out the barriers and your thoughts in case people wanted to add this functionality

    opened by lePereT 0
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The Pico is an amazing microcontroller and I couldn't wait for ROS 2 support or Arduino Core, so here is my approach. Once the Arduino Core for RP2040 is out it will be easier to use micro_ros_arduino.

Darko Lukić 19 Jun 19, 2022
built-in CMSIS-DAP debugger tailored especially for the RP2040 “Raspberry Pi Pico”

RP2040 has two ARM Cortex-M0+ cores, and the second core normally remains dormant. pico-debug runs on one core in a RP2040 and provides a USB CMSIS-DAP interface to debug the other core. No hardware is added; it is as if there were a virtual debug pod built-in.

null 232 Sep 29, 2022
🦠 µnix is a UNIX-like operating system for the raspberry pi pico.

The µnix Operating System "µnix", "munix" or, "micro unix" aims to be a micro kernel based operating system targeting the Raspberry Pi Pico. "µnix" is

Sleepy Monax 58 Aug 27, 2022
Arduino API for the Raspberry Pico

Raspberry PI Pico - Arduino API On Friday I was receiving my Raspberry PI Pico and I had the opportunity to play around with it. Actually most of the

Phil Schatzmann 53 Jul 29, 2022
x86 emulator on Raspberry Pi Pico

picox86 x86 emulator on Raspberry Pi Pico https://user-images.githubusercontent.com/10139098/110543817-13299080-812b-11eb-9c88-674cdae919fc.mp4 PCB fr

null 37 Aug 30, 2022
A laser cut Dreamcast Pop'n Music controller and integrated memory card using the Raspberry Pi Pico's Programmable IO

Dreamcast Pop'n Music Controller Using Raspbery Pi Pico (RP2040) Intro This is a homebrew controller for playing the Pop'n Music games on the Sega Dre

null 37 Sep 23, 2022
Web Server based on the Raspberry Pico using an ESP8266 with AT firmware for WiFi

PicoWebServer This program runs on a Raspberry Pico RP2040 to provide a web server when connected to an Espressif ESP8266. This allows the Pico to be

null 47 Sep 1, 2022
Raspberry Pi Pico Arduino core, for all RP2040 boards

Arduino-Pico Raspberry Pi Pico Arduino core, for all RP2040 boards This is a port of the RP2040 (Raspberry Pi Pico processor) to the Arduino ecosystem

Earle F. Philhower, III 748 Oct 4, 2022
a little hobby raspberry pi pico emulator

PICO-EMU a little raspberry pi pico emulator note: we use the provided bootrom from raspberry pi at the repo: https://github.com/raspberrypi/pico-boot

supercyp 24 Aug 3, 2022
Raspberry Pi Pico AutoHotkey Streamdeck / Keyboard with LEDs

Raspberry Pi Pico AutoHotkey Streamdeck / Keyboard with LEDs

Build Comics 18 Jul 15, 2022
A FAT filesystem with SPI driver for SD card on Raspberry Pi Pico

no-OS-FatFS-SD-SPI-RPi-Pico Simple library for SD Cards on the Pico At the heart of this library is ChaN's FatFs - Generic FAT Filesystem Module. It a

Carl J Kugler III 106 Sep 26, 2022
Enable LoRaWAN communications on your Raspberry Pi Pico or any RP2040 based board. 📡

pico-lorawan Enable LoRaWAN communications on your Raspberry Pi Pico or any RP2040 based board using a Semtech SX1276 radio module. Based on the Semte

Sandeep Mistry 70 Sep 24, 2022
PACMAN for Raspberry Pi Pico (QVGA LCD)

PACMAN for Raspberry Pi Pico ラズベリーPi PicoにQVGAの液晶を接続して動作する本格的なパックマンです。 小型スピーカーを接続して音声も鳴らせます。 とてもシンプルな回路なので、簡単に製作することができます。 液晶は240x320ドット、コントローラにILI934

null 36 Sep 16, 2022