Of 7 PI-TOP “BUILD YOUR OWN LAPTOP” KITS valued at R5 000 each from RS Components
For all the inventors, gamers, developers and designers, it’s finally here – yes, that’s right: a Raspberry Pi-powered laptop! The pi-top kit is a DIY laptop that allows users to quickly start to experiment with electronics, create PCBS and produce their own 3D printing creations, make hardware like IOT devices, robots and controllers. And, of course, it will also function as a normal laptop. The pi-top has been designed to be upgradable and will work with all current and future versions of the Raspberry Pi.
What is a Raspberry Pi? The Raspberry Pi is a credit-card sized microcomputer board developed in the UK to make computing, coding and prototyping accessible, affordable and fun. Included in the pi-top kit: 338-mm HD LCD Screen with EDP interface and 1366 x 768 resolution; smart battery with 10+ hours’ run time, 2-wire SMBUS V 2.0 interface; keyboard (fully programmable) and trackpad; 8 GB SD card with pre-installed pi-top OS; power supply; acrylic slice; image-based build manual; and a Raspberry Pi 3 board. The pi-top comes bundled with pi-top OS and other coding software (a real-time code editor, Raspbian operating system with Python, Scratch, Minecraft, Libre Suite, Chromium, 3D Slash, CEED Universe and more).