Espruino Pico: JavaScript on a USB Stick




Control Electronics quickly and easily with a USB key that runs JavaScript

Stretch Goals

Features added for the Stretch Goals won’t just be added to the Espruino Pico, but to the original Espruino Board as well!

What is Espruino Pico?

It’s a tiny microcontroller board that runs JavaScript, making it easier than ever to control electronics in the real world.

Espruino Pico has everything you need pre-installed. It can be used from virtually any device with a USB port so you can get started in seconds.

Espruino Pico JavaScript on a USB Stick

Why is it special?

This is the first time you’ve been able to get a scripting language in such a small package, and it opens a whole world of possibilities. Rather than just writing code, deploying it to a board and hoping it works, you can now interact with the hardware directly – querying and changing voltage levels and interacting with external components until you get everything just as you want it.

This is all made possible by the Espruino firmware, which is so compact that it can fit inside a single chip – reducing power consumption, cost, and size. An Espruino Pico board can run for over 10 years on a single AA-sized 3v lithium cell!

What’s it like to use?

Check out the video below – you can be writing your first code in just a minute or two!

But I don’t know electronics!

No problem! Digital Electronics isn’t like Analog Electronics. There are no high voltages, no complex calculations, and no scary arrangements of components.

Most modern digital components need just a few wires to work, which can be connected straight to the Espruino Pico. We’ve documented all the common components – with instructions on how to wire them up and the software you need to use them – it’s almost as easy as Lego!

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What can I use it for?

Anything and everything! Have a look at the video below to see just how easy it is to make things with Espruino Pico:

 

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