Hello, world!Raspberry Pi Pico was released on 21st of January 2021, by British company Raspberry Pi Foundation. This news was really encouraging for mechanical keyboards enthusiasts and other weird tinkerers around the world. Previously we have used ATmega32u4 based Pro Micro controller with only 32kb of free memory available, which wasn't enough to implement all the brilliant functions QMK has to offer. It was tough battle and it took a lot of time for us to decide which function we should add and which to remove.
Some cool specifications of the controller:
Raspberry Pi Pico
16 additional layersMore layers - more possibilities.
Layer use examples:
Mouse control from the keyboard
Mouse keys are a nice feature for those who wants to rest from constant hand moving. This is great when you do some trivial stuff like web surfing, reading or watching video.
For serious work a separate pointing device this feature won't be able to replace though.
This function will help new users to easily navigate through the layers and make less mistakes.
RGB on a different layers
To be continued...