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PI-TOP MODULAR LAPTOP – all your questions answered!

pi‑top is a modular laptop that gives students the tools to complete amazing DIY projects and bring inventions to life.

Ideal in a STEM/STEAM curriculum- it’s the perfect tool to help students learn to code, create devices, and empower them to innovate and design.

Available from Encore Data Products – here is a summary of commonly asked questions.

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What is pi-top?


pi-top is a build-it-yourself laptop powered by the Raspberry Pi. It has a modular rail. The pi-top is designed for anyone with the hunger to expand their knowledge. Express your creativity through technology by becoming a maker and inventor. It is the easiest way to start using your Raspberry Pi.

What is the difference between pi-top and pi-topCEED?


The pi-top is a modular laptop and  pi-topCEED is a modular desktop.

pi-top fully portable and thus will allow users to deploy the Raspberry Pi in any location with the use of its exceptional 10-hour long-life battery.

The pi-topCEED is an all-in-one stationary desktop with a 14-inch screen ideal to be used as a workstation. It provides all the functionality of the pi-top at a fraction of the cost; allowing schools and enthusiasts to learn how to code, and create using the Raspberry Pi, with ease, at home or the workplace.

Both have our full pi-topOS package on them and easy frontal access to the modular rail for your hardware projects.

How do you code on pi-top?


Using pi-topOS which is bundled with our educational game CEED universe the gamer will learn how to code and create hardware as they progress through the game with the opportunity of enhancing their gaming experience with the use of DIY add-on boards that the user will be instructed on how to build, create and play with.

Do pi-top and/or pi-topCEED have an Audio System?


The pi-top range is steadily increasing.

We have the original pi-top speaker, and now we have the pi-top PULSE.

The speaker board that can be configured for left, right and mono sound via a switch on the bottom of the board.

This attaches to the rail area you will attach the raspberry pi and the pi-top hub boards in the assembly of either the pi-top or the CEED.

The pi-top PULSE has a programmable LED array with lessons available via pi-top CODER

What can you make with pi-top?


All software and hardware creations made with the Raspberry Pi are fully-compatible, and transferable, with the pi-topand the pi-topCEED when used with the proto-board.

This might include stations, flickering LED candles, gaming emulator consoles, wireless music stations and many more other fun maker projects.

Who is pi-top for?


There are no boundaries – the pi-top kit is for anyone wanting to get a greater understanding in computing and become a maker! However, we found the recommended starting age to be 8+.

Does pi-top work like a regular computer?


The pi-top and the pi-topCEED provide the office tasks of a regular desktop with the use of Libre office (compatible with Microsoft office) which allows the user to create:

  • Documents
  • Spreadsheets
  • Powerpoints

As well as the standard features of an office desktop; pi-top and pi-topCEEDallow the user to create software and hardware with ease using the following bundled features:

  • 3D Slash
  • Scratch
  • Raspberry Pi Resources
  • Minecraft Pi

All of the features above have been combined to allow creators to easily and affordably bring their creations into the world.

What is pi-topCEED?


The pi-topCEED is a ‘plug & play’ desktop powered by the Raspberry Pi with a magnetic modular rail. It’s a great tool for physical computing or learning how to code – mostly used in the STEAM education classroom.

STEAM is an educational approach to learning that uses Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics as access points for guiding student inquiry, dialogue, and critical thinking. The end results are students who take thoughtful risks, engage in experiential learning, persist in problem-solving, embrace collaboration, and work through the creative process. These are the innovators, educators, leaders, and learners of the 21st century!

What is a pi-topPROTO Board?


pi-topPROTO is a super-charged breadboard for your pi-top or pi-topCEED. Breadboards allow you to build and connect electronic devices to your computer via the General Purpose Input and Output Pins (GPIO). The pins provide power and allow students to write code to operate the devices remotely. They can easily run robots, make traffic light systems with LED’s, even build a heart rate monitor.

It’s the perfect tool to teach physical computing. Simply slide the pi-topPROTO into the Modular Rail and go!

LEARN BY MAKING: REIMAGINING YOUR CLASSROOM LEARNING EXPERIENCE

Looking for curriculum content, training and support needed to deliver hands-on computer science in a STEAM environment?

Introducing the the pi-top Learning System : 

FROM SCREEN-TIME TO CREATIVITY TIME !

The pi-top Learning System includes all the products, curriculum content, training and support, to provide a transformative maker-centered learning experience, empowering students to become collaborative, critical and creative thinkers.

LEARN BY MAKING!

Social constructionism – powered by pi‑top. 

pi‑top’s unique ecosystem of physical computing, coding, and project-based learning, provides the ultimate learning by making a platform to support teachers and learners in the development of critical, creative and computational thinking -within an environment designed to encourage collaboration.

 

Various bundles available – more being added on an ongoing basis.

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PI-TOP LEARNING SYSTEM – 15 UNIT BUNDLE (YEAR 1)

The pi-top Learning System is a learning solution including all the products, curriculum content, training and support needed to deliver hands-on computer science in a STEAM environment.

INTERACTIVE HARDWARE FOR STUDENTS
Truly understand  the relationship between computers,  code and the real world – powered by a suite  of 30  pi-top laptops and peripherals.

TEACHING & LEARNING PLATFORM
Personalized  lessons with optimized student-teacher interaction,  progress monitoring  and student self- evaluation.

CURRICULUM CONTENT
Meet your objectives  with award-winning, tried-and-tested lesson plans created by educators  for educators.

TEACHER TRAINING
With 20  teacher  training sessions, you’ll have all  the training and support  you need –  and your school won’t need to invest in extra professional development.

THE pi-top INNOVATION CHALLENGE
An exciting project-based  learning program and competition.  Find out more on the other side of this brochure.

LIMITED LIFETIME WARRANTY
No missing out on learning  time –  if you have any issues with your product, we’ll fix or replace it.  Right away. No extra costs. No hassle.

BUNDLE INCLUDES:

HARDWARE
15 Units
Charging cart
All accessories
(inventor’s kit, proto, speakers)

SOFTWARE
pi-topOS – Polaris
pi-topCODER CEEDuniverse
pi-topCLASSROOM
pi-top Innovation Challenge

SUPPORT
Unlimited hardware & software support & replacement – 1 year
15 Units
Charging cart
All accessories
(inventor’s kit, proto, speakers)


pi‑top is a modular laptop that gives you the tools to complete amazing DIY projects and bring your inventions to life. It’s the perfect tool to help you learn to code, create awesome devices, and take your knowledge to the next level.

Sliding Keyboard Design
Slide out the keyboard to reveal the built in Modular Rail. It’s a workspace for you to build your creations, using pi-top accessories and electronic components.

Includes Inventor’s Kit
pi-top teaches you to create your own inventions on your journey as an inventor. We’ll help you get started with this awesome inventor’s kit click the icons to see what you can make.

pi-topOS: Polaris
At the heart of everything is our shining star – pi-topOS: Polaris – included with pi-top.

TECH SPECS

DISPLAY
14” full HD LCD screen
1920 x 1080 resolution
180° screen angle range

RASPBERRY PI 3
1.4GHz quad-core arm cortex A53P
4 USB ports
40 GPIO pins
HDMI port
Gigabit Ethernet port
802.11 B/G/N dual-band wireless LAN
Bluetooth 4.2
3.5mm audio jack
Camera interface
Display interface
Micro SD card slot
Videocore IV 3D graphics core

CHASSIS
6-8 hour battery life
105mm sliding keyboard for internal access (US layout)
104x75mm trackpad with Gesture Control
Modular Rail for pi-top accessories

INCLUDED HARDWARE
18V, 2.5A charger with AU, EU, UK and US adapters
8GB class 10 SD CARD with pi-topOS
SD Card Removal Tool

PI-TOP LEARNING SYSTEM – 15 UNIT BUNDLE (UPFRONT YEAR 1, 2 AND 3)

The pi-top Learning System is a learning solution including all the products, curriculum content, training and support needed to deliver hands-on computer science in a STEAM environment.

INTERACTIVE HARDWARE FOR STUDENTS
Truly understand  the relationship between computers,  code and the real world – powered by a suite of 15 pi-top laptops and peripherals.

TEACHING & LEARNING PLATFORM
Personalized  lessons with optimized student-teacher interaction,  progress monitoring  and student self- evaluation.

CURRICULUM CONTENT
Meet your objectives  with award-winning, tried-and-tested lesson plans created by educators  for educators.

TEACHER TRAINING
With 20  teacher  training sessions, you’ll have all  the training and support  you need –  and your school won’t need to invest in extra professional development.

THE pi-top INNOVATION CHALLENGE
An exciting project-based  learning program and competition.  Find out more on the other side of this brochure.

LIMITED LIFETIME WARRANTY
No missing out on learning  time –  if you have any issues with your product, we’ll fix or replace it.  Right away. No extra costs. No hassle.

BUNDLE INCLUDES:

HARDWARE
15 Units
Charging cart
All accessories
(inventor’s kit, proto, speakers)

SOFTWARE
pi-topOS – Polaris
pi-topCODER CEEDuniverse
pi-topCLASSROOM
pi-top Innovation Challenge

SUPPORT
Unlimited hardware & software support & replacement – 3yrs
15 Units
Charging cart
All accessories
(inventor’s kit, proto, speakers)

pi‑top is a modular laptop that gives you the tools to complete amazing DIY projects and bring your inventions to life. It’s the perfect tool to help you learn to code, create awesome devices, and take your knowledge to the next level.

Sliding Keyboard Design
Slide out the keyboard to reveal the built in Modular Rail. It’s a workspace for you to build your creations, using pi-top accessories and electronic components.

Includes Inventor’s Kit
pi-top teaches you to create your own inventions on your journey as an inventor. We’ll help you get started with this awesome inventor’s kit click the icons to see what you can make.

pi-topOS: Polaris
At the heart of everything is our shining star – pi-topOS: Polaris – included with pi-top.

TECH SPECS

DISPLAY
14” full HD LCD screen
1920 x 1080 resolution
180° screen angle range

RASPBERRY PI 3
1.4GHz quad-core arm cortex A53P
4 USB ports
40 GPIO pins
HDMI port
Gigabit Ethernet port
802.11 B/G/N dual-band wireless LAN
Bluetooth 4.2
3.5mm audio jack
Camera interface
Display interface
Micro SD card slot
Videocore IV 3D graphics core

CHASSIS
6-8 hour battery life
105mm sliding keyboard for internal access (US layout)
104x75mm trackpad with Gesture Control
Modular Rail for pi-top accessories

INCLUDED HARDWARE
18V, 2.5A charger with AU, EU, UK and US adapters
8GB class 10 SD CARD with pi-topOS
SD Card Removal Tool

 

 

PI-TOP V2 LAPTOP WITH RASPBERRY PI – perfect for a STEM/ STEAM curriculum !

Looking for the perfect tool to help your students learn to code, create awesome devices, and take their knowledge to the next level?

Look no further!

pi‑top is a modular laptop that gives you the tools to complete amazing DIY projects and bring your inventions to life. 

Perfect for a STEM and STEAM curriculum and now available from Encore Data Products.

This product will enhance any collaborative , makerspace learning activity and encourage creativity and innovative learning for students of all ages.

CALL TOLL FREE 866-926-1669 or ORDER ONLINE

PI-TOP V2 LAPTOP WITH RASPBERRY PI 3 MODEL B+

Sliding Keyboard Design
Slide out the keyboard to reveal the built in Modular Rail. It’s a workspace for you to build your creations, using pi-top accessories and electronic components.

Includes Inventor’s Kit
pi-top teaches you to create your own inventions on your journey as an inventor. We’ll help you get started with this awesome inventor’s kit click the icons to see what you can make.

pi-topOS: Polaris
At the heart of everything is our shining star – pi-topOS: Polaris – included with pi-top.

Add on options available:

pi-top PULSE – LED and speaker for creating games , light shows and music displays. With full Amazon Alexa compatibility you can even have your pi-top talk to you and answer any question you might have!

pi-top SPEAKER – play sounds, watch videos, code up music and create your own musical projects!

pi-top PROTO – a great prototyping board for physical computing projects.

 

 

 

 

TECH SPECS

DISPLAY
14” full HD LCD screen
1920 x 1080 resolution
180° screen angle range

RASPBERRY PI 3
1.4GHz quad-core arm cortex A53P
4 USB ports
40 GPIO pins
HDMI port
Gigabit Ethernet port
802.11 B/G/N dual-band wireless LAN
Bluetooth 4.2
3.5mm audio jack
Camera interface
Display interface
Micro SD card slot
Videocore IV 3D graphics core

CHASSIS
6-8 hour battery life
105mm sliding keyboard for internal access (US layout)
104x75mm trackpad with Gesture Control
Modular Rail for pi-top accessories

INCLUDED HARDWARE
18V, 2.5A charger with AU, EU, UK and US adapters
8GB class 10 SD CARD with pi-topOS
SD Card Removal Tool

FURTHER INFO
Please note: not compatible with pi‑topSPEAKER mk1
Version can be identified on underside of the pi‑topSPEAKER