How to use the Pico Audio Pack as a USB soundcard

I know that there is a USB soundcard app on the Pico Playgrounds. But being new to all things PI and needing a lot of hand holding how do I use this app?

I presume that I don’t use MicroPython, but something else? Where do i start? Thanks JB

The Pico Playground examples are written in C, so you’ll need to compile and build them to produce a uf2 file that you can run on your Pico.

The official Getting Started guide is probably your best starting point for that: https://datasheets.raspberrypi.com/pico/getting-started-with-pico.pdf

If you’re developing on Windows, I found using WSL a bunch easier than getting the tool chain set up on Windows natively: Pico C/C++ Development Using Windows

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I take it I will need to use Windows Pro or enterprise as I dont think I can create VMs on Windows Home :( Thanks for these links though :)

Ohhh perhaps not, Install WSL | Microsoft Docs
You must be running Windows 10 version 2004 and higher (Build 19041 and higher) or Windows 11.

Thanks to the instructions with the Pico C for windows. But when I try to create the Soundcard app in Pico-Playgrounds ni get

CMake Error at pico_sdk_import.cmake:63 (message):
Directory ‘/home/babydalek/pico-sdk’ not found
Call Stack (most recent call first):
CMakeLists.txt:4 (include)

I am pretty sure that I have set the path to the pico-sdk, am I missing something obvious

An of course there are instructions to help with this error so wil try that first