How to install CircuitPython

Flashing CircuitPython to the Picopad in UF2 format is straightforward. Follow these steps:

  • 1
    Prepare a computer with an operating system (such as Windows, macOS, or Linux) and a Micro-USB cable.
  • 2
    Download the new CircuitPython firmware that you want to flash to the Picopad. The actual build for the Picopad can be found on
  • 3
    Make sure the Picopad is turned off.
  • 4
    Connect the Picopad to the computer using the USB cable. Press and hold the "BOOTSEL" button while connecting.
  • 5
    The Picopad will appear as an external device on your computer (similar to a USB drive). In this mode, you can flash firmware to the Picopad.
  • 6
    Copy the downloaded UF2 firmware to the Picopad. Simply drag and drop the UF2 file into the open file management window.
  • 7
    After the copying is complete, the Picopad will automatically restart, loading the new firmware.
  • 8
    After the restart, the new firmware should be successfully flashed to the Picopad.