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RGB LED Using a Raspberry Pi Pico with MicroPython


In this project, we’ll show you how to use an RGB LED Using a Raspberry Pi Pico board and control it using MicroPython. You’ll learn how to control the LED using the onboard processor, and how to control it using an external microcontroller. MicroPython is a lean and efficient implementation of the Python 3 programming language that includes a small subset of the Python standard library.

Arduino RGB LED work is fantastic! The colors and brightness are adjustable, and you can even create custom light patterns. I love how easy it is to use and how versatile it is for different projects.

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Components Required

1. Raspberry Pi Pico Board
3. Breadboard
4. Jumper Wires

What is an RGB LED?

RGB LED Using A Raspberry Pi pico

An RGB LED is a light-emitting diode (LED) emitting red, green, and blue light. These three colours can be mixed together in various ways to create different light colours. RGB LEDs are often used in electronic devices and appliances to create a variety of visual effects.

RGB LEDs can also be used to create unique lighting effects, and are often used in gaming keyboards and mice, as well as in computer case modding.

Circuit Diagram- RGB LED Using a Raspberry Pi Pico

There are a few things to keep in mind when using an RGB LED with an Arduino.

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First, RGB LEDs typically have four pins: one for each colour, plus a common anode or cathode. Be sure to connect the correct wires to the correct pins! Second, when using an RGB LED with an Arduino

GPIOs 18-20 Wired to the Red, Green, and Blue LED Pins

MicroPython Code – RGB LED Using a Raspberry Pi Pico

The following code will be breathing each LED and using the PWM function, the brightness of each LED brightness increasing and decreasing. Getting Started With Raspberry Pi Pico With Thonny IDE – How to Program Pico

Similar to the code above, be certain to select F5 or Run and save the file as the new ‘main.py’ file on the Pico.

This will cause the script to run continuously, resulting in an endless ‘breathing’ appearance from the RGB LED.


  • Raspberry Pi Documentation link
  • Raspberry Pi Datasheet link
  • Micropython on Raspberry Pi Pico link
  • Getting Started with Micropython on Raspberry Pi Pico link

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