pi-top modular laptop

The latest-generation pi-top modular laptop is available now from RS Components. The new device is designed for educational and self-learning activities using the Raspberry Pi 3 single-board computer with the pi-top ecosystem of software, accessories and teaching/learning aids, to help users to understand computer science and coding principles, and build their own projects.

The latest pi-top comes with a 1080p full-HD 14in display and a full-sized sliding keyboard. The laptop is supplied with the display installed in the chassis, ready to assemble by connecting a Raspberry Pi 3 and accompanying hardware using the cables supplied. Battery life is quoted as up to 8h.

The sliding keyboard provides access to the Raspberry Pi 3 and a magnetic board-mounting rail that enables hardware expansion. The unit comes with an advanced inventor’s kit, featuring LED lights, modular microphones and speaker accessories, and pi-topProto+ – a HAT-compatible board containing a breadboard for solderless prototyping of electronic circuits.

The pi-topOS Polaris software suite contains purpose-built teaching apps, including the pi-topClassroom lesson-plan creator, pi-topCoder, and pi-topProto physical-computing examples. Familiar tools like Scratch and CEEDuniverse help users to learn coding concepts, and powerful built-in utilities like Google office suite and Chromium are also included.

The new pi-top is available to order now from RS Components.

RS Components
1300 656636


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