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Maker Nano RP2040: Simplifying Projects with Raspberry Pi RP2040

by Cytron
SKU 4309
£8.99 inc VAT
£7.49 ex VAT
4 in stock.

Are you looking for a small but powerful MCU for your next project? Are you bored of the Arduino Nano? Then the Maker Nano RP2040 might be the solution you're looking for! It uses the same Arduino Nano form factor but is powered by the more powerful RP2040 MCU from Raspberry Pi. This also means that it's compatible with most of the daughter boards for Arduino Nano on the market. Not to forget that it's also breadboard friendly to allow building your own circuits.

Just like other Maker series products, there are plentyy of LEDs on the Maker Nano RP2040. Those LEDs are not just for visual effect, they also represent the status of each pin and make troubleshooting your circuits a breeze. Not too excited with the blue LEDs? They also put in two RGB LEDs (WS2812 Neopixel) to make your life more colourful. You can also program it to dance together with the melody produced by the onboard piezo buzzer. To change to another melody, press the onboard push button. If something is wrong with your code and the buzzer keeps playing an annoying tone? Mute it with the sliding switch. All of these can be done with the Maker Nano RP2040 alone without additional circuitry.

If all of this is still not enough and your want to add your own circuits and additional sensors or modules, these can be added via the newly introduced Maker Ports. Utilizing the JST-SH 4-ways connector, Maker Port is compatible with Sparkfun's Qwiic modules and Adafruit's STEMMA QT modules. Qwiic and STEMMA QT are using I2C communications and can be daisy-chained.
By using the included JST-SH to Grove conversion cables, Maker Port is compatible with Seeed Studio's Grove modules too. Besides I2C, Maker Port also supports UART (Maker Port 0 only), Analog Input (Maker Port 1 only) and Digital Input/Output.

The Raspberry Pi RP2040 MCU can be programmed with C/C++ (Natively or with Arduino IDE support), micropython or circuitpython. With massive library support and examples especially in Arduino IDE and circuitpython, you will be ready to build your application in no time, be it for learning purposes or for building a useful project.

Please Note:

  • The IO voltage is only 3.3V and it's not 5V compatible.
  • There are only four ADC inputs (A0 - A3) on the Maker Nano RP2040 instead of eight on the Arduino Nano.
  • Arduino Nano form factor
  • Powered by Raspberry Pi RP2040
    • Dual-core Arm Cortex-M0+ processor
    • 264KB internal RAM
    • 2MB of Flash memory
    • the exact same specifications as Raspberry Pi Pico
  • 14x Status indicator LEDs for GPIOs
  • 1x Piezo buzzer with mute switch
  • 1x Pushbutton
  • 2x RGB LEDs (WS2812 Neopixel)
  • 2x Maker Ports, compatible with Qwiic, STEMMA QT, Grove (via conversion cable)
  • Support Arduino IDE, CircuitPython and MicroPython

Tech Specs

  • Microcontroller: RP2040
  • Programming Language: Arduino IDE (C/C++), Micropython, CircuitPython
  • Operating Voltage: 3.3V
  • Digital I/O Pins: 22
  • PWM: 14 (Reassignable Pin)
  • Analogue Input: 4 (12-bit)
  • UART: 2 (Reassignable Pin)
  • SPI: 2 (Reassignable Pin)
  • I2C: 2 (Reassignable Pin)
  • External Interrupt: 22 (All GPIO)
  • Flash Memory: 2MB
  • SRAM: 264KB
  • Clock Speed: 125MHz (Default)
  • Power Supply: Vin or USB
  • Vin Voltage: 7-30V
  • USB Support: Support USB host and device natively
  • Programmable LED: 14x at Pin D0-D9, D16-D18
  • Programmable Push Button: 1x at Pin D20
  • RGB LED (Neopixel): 2x at Pin D11
  • Maker Port: 2
  • Dimensions: 49.6 x 21.1mm