The Raspberry Pi Pico microcontroller board is a great device that can be used to automate many home tasks such as automatically watering plants, opening and closing your garage door, detecting movement in the home, and so on.
Building the foundational knowledge in order to successfully complete one (or all) of these examples takes time. This is where an inventor’s kit will come in handy. Everything, such as an instruction booklet, components, and required wires is included, so you can create experiments that will expand your knowledge and skills to automate anything your heart desires.
The Thonny IDE (integrated development environment) is a great tool to help connect your Raspberry Pi Pico to your computer and program the Pico. To ensure that you’re all set up correctly, be sure to check out our guide on getting started with Thonny on the Raspberry Pi Pico for details.