by Unexpected Maker

A tiny, mighty ESP32 development board

View all updates Apr 25, 2019

Design is Locked In, etc.

All of the final pieces are starting to fall into place and we are getting super close to launching the campaign!

This has been a very long journey for us and to think we are almost at the starting line is bring up doses of excitement and anxiety in equal measure :-)

More Shields are Ready!

In the last update we mentioned the audio and RTC Shields… well they’re here and they’re great!

Finally, here is a simple 3 Up Shield that allows you easily insert a TinyPICO and 2 other shields at the same time, or insert a TinyPICO and use the other headers to connect other components via Dupont wires, just like breadboarding!

We have also updated the Play Shield design to use the same amplifier and magnetic buzzer we are using on the Audio Shield for louder and crisper audio, and it works great!

Lastly, more exciting news… We are not the only ones making accessories for the TinyPICO! A few makers we know are also making some interesting things, but we’ll let them announce them first when the campaign goes live.

TinyPICO is Open Source!

For those that are not aware, TinyPICO is an open source project. We love open source hardware and software and giving back to the community is very important to us.

Once the campaign goes live we will be releasing all of the design files for the TinyPICO and the shields we make on GitHub.

Any software developed by us for TinyPICO will be released under an open source license.

Development Update

We are finally 100% design and feature locked! This didn’t just happen though, we have been building and using this design for many weeks now and it’s rock solid!

So we are finally happy to commit and say we are done making changes!!! This is a big milestone for us as Seon might suffer from feature-creep-itis, so locking this down is huge!

More MicroPython Tutorials

Seon’s recently released episode 3 of his MicroPython tutorial series and the response from the community has been fantastic.

This should be the last pre-launch update you’ll get from us. The next time you hear from us the campaign should be live!


Seon & Matt

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Product Choices



Your very own TinyPICO V2 with MicroPython pre-installed. Comes with unassembled male headers, stackable headers, a JST PH battery connector, and a JST MicroBlade battery connector.


TinyPICO Shield Pack

A Shield Pack for your Tinypico: you'll receive an Audio Shield, an RTC Shield, an I²C Grove Shield, a Proto Shield and a side-by-side 3 Up Shield + all headers.


Unexpected Maker

I've spent my life sitting in front of a computer screen for work and for play and recently I decided I wanted to do more things with my hands... electronics, woodworking or 3D printing... I don't mind what it is, so long as I am not staring at a computer screen. Please join me on my journey as I make and break projects, discover new things, and hopefully inspire you to go out and make something too!

Seon Rozenblum

Matthew Trentini

Mouser Electronics

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