Installing everything

Install the arm toolchain

sudo apt update
sudo apt install cmake gcc-arm-none-eabi libnewlib-arm-none-eabi build-essential 

Get yourself the pico-sdk

SO the good folks at the raspi-foundation have kind of compiled an sdk for the users to easily compile and build programms for the pico So to get the SDK you have to clone the repo

 git clone -b master
 cd pico-sdk
 git submodule update --init
 cd ..
 git clone -b master

Get the examples

Now let us clone the examples that we are going to use for the rest of this book

That's it for the setup