Microcontrollers are becoming increasingly popular for electronics projects, and the Raspberry Pi Pico is an exciting addition to the range of boards available. With its RP2040 32-bit dual ARM Cortex-M0+ chip, it packs a lot of power into a tiny package at a very low price.
The only issue with the Pico is that header pins do not come attached to its GPIO header as standard (unless you get the Pico H version). This means that you’ll need to solder two rows of 20 header pins to the board. The good news is that this process is easier than you think.