The new PicoSystem handheld game system from Pimoroni is a tiny gaming device with a 240 x 240 pixel IPS LCD display, four buttons, a D-Pad, a Lipo battery, and USB-C port for power.
It’s also powered by Raspberry Pi’s new RP2040 microcontroller and supports a software library for coders who want to create their own games as well as play games made by others.
The PicoSystem will be available from Pimoroni soon for £58.50 (about $80), and it’s just one of a whole range of new products from the company that are built around Raspberry Pi’s new low-cost, low-power RP2040 microcontroller.
Pimoroni has been selling Raspberry Pi-based products since 2012, and now that Raspberry Pi has branched out into the microcontroller space, here are a few of the new products Pimoroni is selling and/or planning to sell soon:
- Tiny 2040: Fingernail-sized RP2040 dev board with US
- Pico Explorer Base: Embedded electronics kit for educators and students with a speaker, display, mini breadboard, GPIO headers, and I2C sockets
- Pico Display Pack: 1.14 inch, 240 x 135 pixel IPS LCD screen for a Raspberry Pi Pico
- Pico Audio Pack: Adds a headphone amplifier and line out to the Raspberry Pi Pico
- Pico RGB Keypad Base: 4×4 array of buttons with RGB lights that turns the Raspberry Pi Pico into a custom USB input device for a PC or other gear
- Pico VGA Demo Base: Adds BGA output, audio output, and a microSD card slot to the Raspberry Pi Pico
- Pico Scroll Pack: 7×17 grid of white LED lights for the Raspberry Pi Pico
- Pico Unicorn Pack: 7×16 grid similar to above, except this time the LEDs are support RGB colors