The Raspberry Pi Foundation changed single-board computing when they released the Raspberry Pi computer. Now they're ready to do the same for microcontrollers with the release of the brand new Raspberry Pi Pico W. This low-cost microcontroller board features their powerful new chip, the RP2040, and it has all the fixin's to get started with IoT embedded electronics projects at a stress-free price.

Installing WipperSnapper firmware on a Raspberry Pi Pico W allows you to create a Wi-Fi-enabled electronics project without any coding knowledge.

This guide covers installing WipperSnapper firmware on a Pico W, connecting the Pico W to our cloud platform (Adafruit IO), and configuring the Pico W to report button press data, toggle a LED, and send temperature measurements to the cloud. 

What is WipperSnapper

WipperSnapper is firmware designed to turn any WiFi-capable board into an Internet-of-Things device without programming a single line of code. WipperSnapper connects to Adafruit IO, a web platform designed (by Adafruit!) to display, respond, and interact with your project's data.

Simply load the WipperSnapper firmware onto your board, add credentials, and plug it into power. Your board will automatically register itself with your Adafruit IO account.

From there, you can add components to your board such as buttons, switches, potentiometers, sensors, and more! Components are dynamically added to hardware, so you can immediately start interacting, logging, and streaming the data your projects produce without writing code.

Parts

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Adafruit AHT20 - Temperature & Humidity Sensor Breakout Board
The AHT20 is a nice but inexpensive temperature and humidity sensor from the same folks that brought us the DHT22. You can take...
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This guide was first published on Jan 04, 2023. It was last updated on Mar 08, 2024.

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