Pi Top, the 3D Printed Raspberry Pi Laptop Hits IndieGoGo

/ 2 years ago


A new project has recently hit crowd funding website IndieGoGo. Their idea is to make 3D printed DIY laptops that are based around the Rasberry Pi computer.

The Pi-Top laptop is actually just a case for a Raspberry Pi. For your money you will get a Pi-Top DIY laptop kit, which is mostly 3D printed components. You will get a laptop chassis of your choice, as well as the STL files needed to modify and print your own chassis should you want to create something more unique.

You will also get the Raspberry Pi with three expansion modules; power management PCB, HDMI to LVDS bridge PCB and a keyboard/trackpad controller PCB. There’s a 13.3-inch LCD panel with a resolution of 1280 x 720, a battery, a USB 802.11 b/g/n + Bluetooth 4.0 WLAN controller, a keyboard and trackpad, DC wall plug and an online video tutorial to put it all together!

Of course, the system will be operated by Linux, but there are many free ARM compatible distros you can download and install. I’m not sure I’d be ready to replace my ultra-book with one of these, but it sounds like a really fun project for those who love to tinker with hardware.

Thank you TechPowerUp for providing us with this information.

Image courtesy of IndieGoGo.

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