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Plasma Stick 2040 W (Pico W Aboard) (Plasma Stick)
The ultimate RP2040-powered driver board for addressable LED strips. This board takes the Raspberry Pi Pico W and enhances it with convenient features, making it a breeze to create mesmerizing lighting effects. With screw terminals for easy LED connection, a boost circuitry for clean power, a reset button for quick resets, and a Qw/ST connector for hassle-free breakout connections, the Plasma Stick 2040 W simplifies your LED projects without the need for soldering. Designed with wireless LED applications in mind, this board offers a straightforward solution for dazzling lighting setups.


  • Raspberry Pi Pico W Aboard
    • Dual Arm Cortex M0+ running at up to 133Mhz with 264kB of SRAM
    • 2MB of QSPI flash supporting XiP
    • Powered and programmable by USB micro-B
    • 2.4GHz wireless
  • Compatible with 5V WS2812/Neopixel/SK6812 LEDs
  • Screw terminals for attaching your LED strip.
  • Reset button
  • Qw/ST (Qwiic/STEMMA QT) connector
  • Fully-assembled (no soldering required)
  • C++/MicroPython libraries
  • Schematic

LED strip and connectors are sold separately, check out the extras tab for some options!


You can program Pico/RP2040 boards in a bunch of different ways, but if you're a beginner we'd recommend using our batteries included MicroPython build for ease of getting started. We've pre-loaded Plasma Stick with pirate-brand MicroPython and some fun examples to help you get started.

Alternatively, you could install CircuitPython on your Pico W! CircuitPython is an easy to use, well-established ecosystem with lots of example code and drivers for interfacing with different kinds of hardware - and it's just got Pico W wireless support, woop!

If you're adapting examples from elsewhere and need to know the pins that Plasma Stick uses, it's GP15 for LED data, GP4 for I2C SDA and GP5 for I2C SCL.

Connecting Breakouts

The Qw/ST connector on Plasma Stick makes it super easy to connect up Qwiic or STEMMA QT breakouts. If your breakout has a QW/ST connector on board, you can plug it straight in with a JST-SH to JST-SH cable.

Breakout Garden breakouts that don't have a Qw/ST connector can be connected using a JST-SH to JST-SH cable plus a Qw/ST to Breakout Garden adaptor. 

What's in the box?

1 x Plasma Stick 2040 W
R439.90  Inc VAT
Mini Breakout Module for Micro:bit Expansion Adapter (microbit expander)

The mini Breakout Module expands the capabilities of the Micro:bit development platform by providing access to more pins allowing for more creative and complex projects using more components.

What's in the box?

1 x Mini Breakout Module for Micro:bit

R112.90  Inc VAT
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