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Wifi Setup with the Raspberry Pi Pico W

Simon Prickett Simon Prickett 1 min read
Wifi Setup with the Raspberry Pi Pico W

One of the problems associated with making and distributing IoT devices to consumers is dealing with having the consumer connect the device to their own wifi network when they first receive it.

This is especially problematic for headless devices that don’t have displays or input mechanisms. In this video, I look at how to use Pimoroni’s Phew! templating system and a captive access portal to provision wifi credentials to a Raspberry Pi Pico W. The code is in MicroPython.

Screenshot from my live stream in which I worked on this project
My livestream where I worked on this project.

This was the fifth project in my Things on Thursdays IoT live streaming series.

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Simon Prickett
Written by Simon Prickett
Hugely Experienced Developer Relations Leader.