pi-top

pi-top [4] & Foundation Kit

$448.95 inc GST $408.14 ex GST

pi-top [4] is an easy-to-use programmable computing device that combines digital making, coding, and practical projects.

Powered by the Raspberry Pi, this modular device works with your Windows, Apple, and Chromebook computers to take your learning out of this world.

Connect it to moisture sensors to record environmental changes, wear it to measure movement and motion and use it to control everything from robotic vehicles to stage lights.

With pi-top, you’ve instant access to hundreds of projects, components and resources supported by a global community of teachers, learners and makers. So, you can get started with engaging, fun and stimulating learning immediately. More design time, less down time.

Every pi-top [4] comes with our Foundation Kit, containing 14 components including programmable sensors, buttons, LEDs, plus LEGO® connectors.

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Product overview

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TEAM PLAYER
Powered by the hugely successful Raspberry Pi computer, pi-top [4] easily connects to your other PCs such as Windows, Macs and Chromebooks (as well as the rest of the pi-top family), making deploying code and retrieving results easy. It also works out of the box with your existing screens, keyboards and mice, as well as our brand new wireless keyboard and HD touch screen.

CONNECT [4]
pi-top [4] comes with Raspberry Pi’s GPIO connectivity as standard, meaning you’ve instant access to thousands of free projects, components, resources and support. We’ve made getting connected even easier with pi-top’s GPIO Node extension cable, which brings the interface front and centre and handily clips into third party products such as LEGO.

PLUG, PROGRAM, PLAY
With pi-top [4], we’re introducing the pi-top Makers Architecture (PMA), a game-changing range of accessories that take maker connectivity to the next level. PMA offers ‘plug, program and play’ options for a wide variety of sensors, cameras, motors and other off-the-shelf components.

SHOW IT THE DOOR
With its internal battery and sturdy construction, pi-top [4] loves nothing more than taking the learning experience out of the classroom and into the real world. Attach it to a drone, control hydroponic systems or record environmental changes. It’s so small and light you can even wear it, and command LEDs or record data from actors to athletes.

MINI SCREEN, BIG DATA
As well as connecting to a regular computer screen or video projector, pi-top [4] also has a built-in mini OLED screen. This can be programmed to display information on projects you’re running, such as data and readings from attached sensors, to system information like battery life and CPU usage. The four buttons either side are also fully programmable with a wide range of commands.

WHAT’S IN THE BOX?
Every pi-top [4] comes with the following in the box:

  • Raspberry Pi 4 4GB
  • 16GB SD card
  • Power pack
  • Multi-tool
  • Foundation Kit

FOUNDATION KIT
The Foundation Kit that comes with every pi-top [4] uses the unique pi-top Makers Architecture (PMA) and means you can get making and creating straight away. With sensors, motors, buzzers and LED’s, create anything from robotic systems to musical instruments to light and sound shows!

CALL OFF THE SEARCH
pi-top [4]’s new operating system comes with Search Portal built-in. Type what you’re looking for and instantly find thousands of the best educational projects, articles and research papers selected by pi-top’s world class education team. With Search Portal, you’re never stuck for support, advice or ideas.

Technical Specifications

Networking
Gigabit Ethernet: Up to 1 Gbps; Wi-fi: 2.4 GHz + 5.0 GHz IEEE 802.11ac;
Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) v5.0

Video Output
1 x Micro-HDMI, 1 x pi-top Display Port. Dual-display supported both supporting 4kp60

Battery life
Up to 5.5 hours use time
1hr 15min charge time
19.24Wh battery (7.4 Volts, 2600mAH LiPo battery)

Speaker
1 x 2Watt speaker

Ports
2x USB 3.0
1x USB 2.0
Gigabit Ethernet
40pin GPIOs
micro HDMI
pi-top Display Port
pi-top Modular Connector
pi-top Pogo interface Connector

Features
14 pi-top component modules comprised of programmable sensors, buttons, and LEDs; compatible with Grove sensors
Powered by Raspberry Pi 4 Model B; 4 GB RAM, Quad-Core 64-bit SoC at 1.5 GHz
16 GB micro-SD card preinstalled with pi-topSIRIUS OS (Debian-based)
2 x USB 3.0, 1 x USB 2.0, Gigabit Ethernet port, micro-HDMI port, proprietary pi-top display port (cable and adapter included)
Wi-Fi: 2.4 GHz + 5.0 GHz IEEE 802.11ac
Integrated 0.9 Watt centrifugal cooling fan (30 mm x 30 mm x 7 mm – 1.5 CFM)
Integrated 19.24 Wh (7.4 V, 2600 mAh) Li-Po battery
OLED monochrome screen, 128 x 64 pixels; available on system standby
1 W nominal (2 W max), mono speaker

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