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Pi-top - Green

Misco No. : 2701265
Manufacturer/No: PI-TOP / PT01-GR-UK-UK-02
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Pi-top - Green


The pi-top is a Raspberry Pi laptop you build yourself! It is the perfect product to affordably and interactively learn about software and hardware. pi-top is shipped with a revolutionary learning platform to expand your computer science knowledge. Our massive multiplayer online role-playing game (multiplayer Summer 2016) takes you through a world of fantasy grounded in computing reality. pi-top enables you to:
  • Learn how to Code in a gamified environment
  • Build circuits
  • Make hardware (and apply it into our software)
  • 3D print your own creations and make cool things!
The pi-top is a platform for a whole host of maker projects.
  • An all-in-one Raspberry Pi powered laptop with 10+ hours of battery life
  • Fun build-it-yourself laptop (comes with easy image-based manual)
  • Fully equipped with a keyboard, trackpad, screen, battery, charger and an 8GB SD card pre-formatted with our unique OS based on Jessie.
  • 13.3” inch HD LCD screen and 262K colours (wide range of viewing angles)
  • Practical and functional design with easy access to the Raspberry Pi in front via slidable acrylic slice.
  • Free educational (MMORP) game included - CEED Universe
  • Works with most Raspberry Pi models*
  • Designed for ages 8+

    *compatible with most microcomputers currently on the market


Product Features

1.1 pi-top software Features

CEED Universe

An enhanced learning platform for teaching computing through an approachable and gamified multi-layered learning portal. Learn how to build hardware, circuits, and code.
  • teaches users practical computing and hardware skills
  • free with all pi-top kits
    shaped around the UK IT curriculum (in over 40+ schools)
  • ages 8+
pi-top OS

Each pi-top comes with an 8GB Class 10 SD card pre-loaded with pi-topOS, a customised 'flavour' of Raspbian Jessie (the Raspberry Pi Foundation's official supported operating system). Connects to integrated cloud-based pi-top services (Summer 2016) allowing users to connect to their files and settings from any pi-top

Directly interfaces with pi-top hardware for tasks such as:
  • Battery life monitoring
  • Screen brightness control
  • Connecting to the internet in minutes
  • Safe shutdown via power button
  • Transferable unique user ID for easy data transfer
  • Automatic cloud back-ups
  • 3D Slash software for click ‘n’ create 3D printing

pi-top Technical Specifications

Screen

  • 13.3” HD TFT LCD screen
  • Anti-glare
  • 1366 x 768 resolution
  • eDP 1.2 interface
  • 262K colours
  • 3W power consumption

PCB Rail

  • pi-top Hub
    • Power Management
    • Battery Connection
    • Screen Driver
    • PCB Rail Circuitry
  • Raspberry Pi 3 model B:
    • 1.2GHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A53
    • Bluetooth 4.1 Classic and Bluetooth LE (Low Energy)
    • 2.4GHz 802.11n WiFi
    • Cortex A7 CPU
    • 1 GB LPDDR2 RAM (900MHz)
    • Video CORE IV, 3D graphics core
    • Raspbian + pi-topOS.
  • Available modular add-on boards (separate purchases):
    • pi-topPROTO

      Raspberry Pi HAT compatible (full GPIO pin access)

      Electronics prototyping area similar to strip board

  • pi-topSPEAKER

      High quality SPDIF digital audio from HDMI

      Stereo sound

      2x 2W speakers (40mm x 20mm drivers)

  • Cables included:
    • HDMI Cable
    • Micro USB Cable
    • GPIO Breakout Cable
    • Power Control Cable
    • Keyboard USB Cable

Smart Battery: 

  • 43-watt-hour
  • 10 hour run time
  • Two-wire SMBus 2.0 Interface
  • Advanced charge algorithms:
    • JEITA recommended profiles with variable current
    • Active cell balancing for extended lifetime
  • Vast array of protection features: over-voltage, over-current, over-temperature, short-circuit and more.

 

Base/Chassis

  • Injection moulded ABS
  • Available in Grey or Green
  • Keyboard: US/UK QWERTY, DE available end of April.
  • Trackpad:
    • Right-aligned
    • Both Tap-To-Click and physical mouse buttons
    • 65mm x 49mm
  • Acrylic slice allows easy access to internal hardware - black laser etched surface easy to customise to school emblem or just for fun.
  • Rubberised anti-slip surface contact points
  • Product dimensions:
    • 341mm x 209mm (WxD)
    • Front thickness: 10mm
    • Rear thickness: 47mm

Peripherals

  • 8GB Class 10 SD card preloaded with pi-topOS
  • 18V, 3A brick-type power supply - available with AU, BR, CN, EU, IN, ZA , CH, UK and US AC cables.
  • Tool kit for assembly


FAQs

1. What is pi-top?

Everyone’s do-it-yourself Raspberry Pi* powered laptop kit. The pi-top is designed for anyone with a hunger to learn. Express your creativity through technology by becoming a maker and inventor.

 
*compatible with most other micro-computers.

 

2. Who is pi-top for?

There are no boundaries - the pi-top is for anyone wanting a greater understanding of computing, learning to code, making hardware, or to play and create! However, we’ve found the recommended user age to be 8+.


3. What can you do with pi-top?

The list is exhaustive but here are some ideas:

-       bring your own robot to life

-       learn in-game coding techniques

-       create cool 3D printable objects

-       build different HATs now with pi-topPROTO

-       build weather stations, radios, websites and more

-       or even do your homework!

 

4. Does pi-top work like an actual computer?

Yes, it can do most anything other computers are capable of.

 

5. How do you code on pi-top?

Heard of Python or Java? No? That’s fine - as pi-top gives you an introduction to these and more programming languages. You can dive into the Linux universe and you are guided through learning Python.

 

6. Is pi-top used in the classroom?

Yes. We have worked with 40+ schools on integrating CEED Universe, our MMORPG, with their IT curriculum and we expect the pi-top to be used in schools around the world.

 

7. Does pi-top have an Audio system?

Not yet but you can use any AUX speakers you’ve got and plug them into the Raspberry Pi. The pi-topSPEAKER add-on will launch in 2016.

 

8. What colours are available for pi-top?

You can either choose from our company favourite Green or a more traditional matte Grey design.

 

9. How does pi-top connect to the internet?

The Raspberry Pi 3 Model B comes with on-board 2.4GHz 802.11n built-in WiFi. Simply click on the network you want to join and simply enter the proper credentials, that’s it!





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