RP2040 MicroPython: Onboard Shell

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Where I demonstrate an enhanced on-board shell for RP2040 (Pi Pico and Pi Pico W) using MicroPython, upysh2.py.


While Thonny can be a bit cumbersome if you already know Python, it does have advantages in being able to provide fundamental file management capability. Its helpful to be able to copy files, list files and folders on the Pico, delete files and rename them. Its biggest issue is that a hardware reset will disconnect the board and reconnecting with the board, causes the board to soft reset. Which prevents you from easily running a main.py program via reset. I have also tested this using the new Arduino Lab for MicroPython and it suffers from the same problem. Very disappointing.

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