I recently thought I’d improve my Raspberry Pi Pico coding experience by using a Pico Wireless Pack. So far I haven’t been able to get the basic RGB_http.py MicroPython Module to connect. I substitute the WIFISSID and WIFIPASS with the suitable values but it never seems to connect when I run the code. Can anyone help me?
Did you save the ppwhttp.py and modified secretes.py to your PICO?
I did both and mine will connect to my network. the cheerlights example shows it getting a valid IP address for my network.
My late reply is because i only just got my WIFI pack yesterday, and only just tried it out today.
You may want to look at these as well. The SDcard and WiFi Cheerlights problems have been solved.
Pico Wireless - how to access SD card? - Support - Pimoroni Buccaneers
I get a request to api.thingspeak timed out with the current cheerlights example.
It does connect to my WIFI and get an IP address though.
My experience has been worse.
Running Circuit Python 7.1.1 on my Pico, it won’t start when this is attached.
The only support I can find for MQTT with Circuit Python so MicroPython doesn’t seem to be an option. (My search seemed extensive to me.)
I’m going to try the Adafruit Airlift .
P.S. Just for grins I tried MicroPython. That doesn’t work either. It seems snapping this board on the back of my Pico just shuts it down. I tested it by loading blink.py. It ran on power-up unless I had the Wireless Pack on. Then nothing worked. No blink. No Thonny connectivity. The only thing that worked was removing the pack.
Or is this just a bad board?
Have to ask the obvious.
WIFI Pack orientated correctly?
Did you solder the headers on the PICO, or get the pre soldered version?