I have one of those new Pi Picos, and as I understand great power savings can be had by putting the pico into sleep mode. I can see from the CPU spec sheet that this is possible, however I can't find out whether this is exposed in micropython for it (doesn't look like it).

Two questions really:

  1. Is there a way to control this in Python?
  2. If not, is there a way to poke the memory to get it to do this anyway (I've seen this done in some other examples with the RTC, so presumably this can be done too?)

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Sleep modes are exposed through MicroPython on the Pico but there are some limitations. For more details take a look at PR #8832 and #9438.

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