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Pi-Top: A DIY 3D-Printed Laptop With Raspberry Pi At Its Heart

Question asked by Satya Swaroop Dash in #Coffee Room on Sep 23, 2014
Satya Swaroop Dash
Satya Swaroop Dash Β· Sep 23, 2014
Member of CrazyEngineers
A team of engineers from UK have managed to take DIY to the next level by designing a laptop that can be fabricated on a 3D printer and takes just three hours to assemble. At the heart of the Pi-Top lies Raspberry Pi Model B+ and Raspbian operating system. The team has refined the design and will be heading to Kickstarter to obtain funding for mass production. The team will provide customers who have access to 3D printers the files needed to print the components. Those without access to 3D printers shall be able to order injection-moulded components from them. The team at Pi-Top will be helping every customer in each step of assembling and building of the Pi-Top with free online lessons.

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Coming to the technical specifications of the Pi-Top, we have a Raspberry Pi Model B+ which houses a Broadcom BCM2835 700MHz ARM1176JZFS processor and a VideoCore IV dual-core GPU along with 512MB of RAM. The team has fitted the Pi-Top with a 13.3 inch HD screen. The Pi-Top supports Wi-Fi connectivity and will be able to last for over six hours on a single charge. Instead of using a portable Bluetooth keyboard the team has given the Pi-Top a full sized laptop keyboard with a trackpad. Connectivity options include HDMI, microSD card slot and 4 USB slots.

Raspberry Pi tinkers keep your eyes peeled on this page for more updates.

Source: CNET & Pi-Top Posted in: #Coffee Room
Neda Hashmi
Neda Hashmi Β· Sep 23, 2014
Member of CrazyEngineers
Raspberry Pi!!! Sounds YuMuMyY!!!!πŸ˜›πŸ˜›
All the Gadget and software developers have sweet tooth.. fist jellybean, then kitkat, now raspberry pi. and I don't know how much more.πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

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