Pico embiggened once more
Posted by Steve Revill Fri, 24 Feb 2017 19:10:00 GMT
10 We’ve not stopped partying since we celebrated 50 years of BASIC back in May 2014 (so it’s nearly 53 years now!) by releasing ‘Pico’, a cut down version of RISC OS for the Raspberry Pi which boots straight into BASIC.
20 In the intervening TIME the PI Foundation haven’t STOP-ped producing more MODE-ls either, even bringing out a 64 bit variant using the Cortex-A53 PROC-ess-OR.
30 Perfect FOR educational use AND for hackers TO use for industrial control, Pico RETURN-s with updated GPIO support so you can control pins directly from BASIC.
New models supported
So today we’re releasing an embiggened Pico which adds support for the tiny Pi 0, 64 bit Pi 3, Compute Module 3 and 3L, and very latest Pi 2 revision which now ships with the same processor chip as the Pi 3 does.
There are also some updated examples provided by the community to get you coding.
Updating your existing Pico
Simply download the new ZIP file and extract the contents onto a memory card which has been FAT formatted. It only needs to be a minimum of 16MB in size, so any card from your junk drawer will probably fit the bill.
The 53 year long conga, still going. CC-BY Garry Knight>