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Raspberry Pi and Lego have a long history together. Not only have various makers built Raspberry Pi projects that utilize Lego bricks, but there’s also the Raspberry Pi Build HAT which allows you to control motors and sensors from everyone’s favorite single-board computer. The upcoming FigPi microcontroller takes this union to the next level using Raspberry Pi silicon (an RP2040 processor) on a circuit board that looks just like a Lego minifig astronaut. 

The FigPi is the brainchild of Ben Shockley, an engineer who has already created a similar microcontroller board called the Mini SAM M4 that’s powered by an Atmel SAMD51G19A CPU. He sells the Mini SAM M4 for $25 to $30 on his site, minifigboards.com (opens in new tab) in a choice of black, red, green, purple or blue colors. Shockley has yet to announce pricing or availability of the FigPi, having teased the new board via his Mastodon account.



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