Raspberry Pi enthusiasts interested in the Pi-Top Raspberry Pi 3D printed laptop project, may be interested to learn that it has now launched over on the Indiegogo crowd funding website with an aim to raise $80,000.
The Pi-Top is a laptop kit based on the awesome Raspberry Pi mini PC and provides you with everything you need to build your very own laptop complete with a 13.3 inch HD screen.
As well as the injection moulded outer casing as a backer you will also receive the 3D printed technical drawings that will allow you to 3D print your own Raspberry Pi laptop case. On any desktop 3D printer currently available that has a print bed measuring 5″ x 5″ or larger in size. Its creators explain :
“Pi-Top provides a platform to expand your knowledge in hardware creation. The kit takes you through each of its components and their functionality, so that you can use Pi-Top as a tool for your own projects in the future.
Pi-Top focuses on teaching people how to create real hardware. Online and integrated lesson plans teach you how to understand electronics, create Printed Circuit Boards, and 3D print objects.
Pi-Top comes with an injection moulded case so you can build Pi-Top on day one. Every kit also comes with 3D printing files so you can print your own Pi-Top case!
Pi-Top focuses on teaching you the key skills to start making real hardware products. By combining Printed Circuit Board (PCB) design and 3D Printing we give you the knowledge to create any hardware product you want to make – by giving you the skills to create you are only limited by your imagination! “
The Pi-Top project is currently over on the Indiegogo crowd funding website looking to raise enough pledges to make the jump from concept to production. So if you think the Raspbery Pi laptop is something you would enjoy building, visit the Indiegogo website now to make a pledge and help Pi-Top become a reality.