Raspberry Pi Pico PCB Manages Temperature Sensor

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(Image credit: David Boothe)

The Raspberry Pi has been a staple in DIY home automation for years, but the Raspberry Pi Pico is quickly catching up. This stylish Pico PCB comes to us from a maker named David Booth who designed it to handle input from a temperature sensor.

The module is capable of connecting to a network thanks to an Airlift WiFi Featherwing board. It's MQTT-enabled, which makes it possible to access and utilize the temperature data in real-time. The best Raspberry Pi projects have a little visual flair and Boothe's project sports a Pimoroni display with the current temperature information.

According to Boothe, it was designed using the open-source application KiCad and intentionally has no ground plane because of WiFi signal issues. Once he was satisfied with the design, the schematics were sent over to JLCPCB to fabricate a few boards.

The project was designed with home automation in mind and is intended to be a part of Boothe's home automation hub. If you'd like to get a closer look at this board design, check out the original thread on Twitter.

Ash Hill
Freelance News and Features Writer

Ash Hill is a Freelance News and Features Writer with a wealth of experience in the hobby electronics, 3D printing and PCs. She manages the Pi projects of the month and much of our daily Raspberry Pi reporting while also finding the best coupons and deals on all tech.