November 4, 2014
Pi-Top is the 3D printed Raspberry powered laptop which helps you can make your own laptop
3D printing is attaining new heights in every field these days. From engineers to NASA scientists to doctors are using this technology to create tools in a very short span of time with utmost precision. The latest one to use the technological marvel is Pi-Top – a 3D printed laptop which enables you to create your own laptop though 3D printing! Raspberry, the Pi-Top team had launched a crowd funding campaign on Indiegogo for $80,000 almost two weeks ago, they not only reached a quarter of their goal in less than 24 hours, they have managed to get a massive sum of $121, 165 USD by now! The main goal of Pi-Top is to teach beginners how to make their own fully functional laptop. Pi-Top will help you create your own hardware, it will teach you about the components and functionality of all parts of a laptop. So darn interesting, you are so game for it, aren’t you? We definitely are! Pi-Top will also come with online lesson plans to understand electronics, create printed circuit boards, 3D print objects as well as an injection moulded case. You are affluent enough to own a 3D printer; there you have all the things required for printing your own home made laptop!
The Pi-Top kit has a Raspberry Pi board and battery which lasts up to 6 hours on a single charge, laptop keyboard with track pad, a Wi-Fi antenna 13.3in 1366×768 HD TFT LCD screen and the latest Raspbian OS. If you already knew about it and funded the campaign, then you get an extra free laser cut acrylic slice with a unique design laser etched into the acrylic.