Raspberry Pi kits can be hard to find thanks to the ongoing global supply chain issues and chip shortages. However, that hasn’t stopped the company from moving forward with new models. It has now announced the availability of the next generation of the Pico series, called Pico W.
This new simpler Raspberry Pi solution takes the next step by adding Wi-Fi connectivity while still remaining affordable. It is a little more than the popular Pico ($4), with an MSRP of $6. Which is a great price for what it can offer. Given that, it is a simple Wi-Fi solution as the onboard chipset only supports 2.4Ghz 802.11n. A little outdated but is also just enough for the various projects you’d likely use the Pico W to control.
It is currently available via a select few retailers/resellers online, with the price ranging a little higher for some. Like CanaKit which has various versions of the Pico W, including with headers installed and/or with additional accessories. As shortages iron out around the world, you will likely see them pop up all over, including Amazon and other common locations.
At just $6 a unit, it really is a good deal for programmers and hobbyists looking to have a little fun, while also gaining wireless capabilities or access.