pi-top [4] Complete
pi-top [4] Complete
pi-top [4] Complete
pi-top [4] Complete
pi-top [4] Complete
pi-top [4] Complete
pi-top [4] Complete
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UNLOCK A WORLD OF INVENTION.

DESIGN. CODE. MAKE.

pi-top [4] is a new game-changing, programmable computing device that combines digital making, coding and practical projects. With pi-top [4], educators, students and inventors get to design, code and make anything they can imagine using one simple, easy-to-use system. From beginner to superuser, pi-top powers your projects and brings learning into the real world.


FOUNDATION COMPONENTS AND KITS.

Every pi-top [4] comes with our Foundation Kit, an electronics ‘bento box’ containing 14 components including programmable sensors, buttons and LEDs. Get started right away by learning the basics of coding and physical computing, then continue your learning by progressing into guided lesson plans in advanced coding, robotics, cybersecurity and AI.

WHAT WILL YOU MAKE?

pi-top [4] is an awesome platform for invention and tackling real-world challenges. Attach it to a drone or weather balloon for a bird’s eye view, connect 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. What you invent is entirely up to you.

CONNECT [4].

You can easily connect pi-top [4] to your existing Windows, Apple and Chromebook computers, making deploying code and retrieving results easy. Third-party products like LEGO and Arduino are also supported; and with Raspberry Pi GPIO connectivity as standard, you have instant access to thousands of free projects, components and resources.

ACCESS A WORLD OF APPS.

Every pi-top [4] comes with our latest operating system, pi-topOS SIRIUS. Built on the rock-solid foundations of Raspbian (Buster), it’s packed with features and sports a clean, crisp look and feel.


There's a whole range of apps; from Scratch 3 and Mu for coding to GIMP for image editing and Sonic Pi for making music. There’s even access to cool games like Minecraft Raspberry Pi edition.

Education Product Description

Give your students skills for the world of tomorrow. 

pi-top’s mission is to inspire a generation of makers by giving students STEAM-related hard skills (e.g. coding and circuitry) and in-demand soft skills (e.g. communication, critical thinking and problem-solving) that they will need in a rapidly changing world. 

One-stop for STEAM. 

pi-top [4] brings STEAM into the classroom. Students can start making projects such as a smart house system, a reversing sensor for a vehicle, electronic systems, a robot, a drone or a weather station! 

Great software for making. 

With an intuitive interface, built-in Search Portal, and a full suite of applications, our award-winning OS makes designing, coding and making easy. 

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


Product Features

What's in the box?

Every pi‑top [4] comes with 14 pi-top component modules comprising programmable sensors, buttons and LEDs to bring your inventions to life. You connect these to your pi‑top [4] using a Foundation Plate that fits snuggly underneath it. The Foundation Plate is a beginner level plate that lets you connect LEDs, sensors and potentiometers to make circuits, games and electronic systems.

Also included:

16GB SD card
Power supply - UK, US and EU
Ethernet cable 
Screwdriver

Plus one-year warranty

Product overview

pi-topOS SIRIUS pre-installed
Access to pi-top Further 

Full Technical Specifications

Full Technical Specifications

pi-top [4] computing power

 

Item

Specification

Single Board Computer

Raspberry Pi 4 Model B

CPU

Quad Core 64 bit SoC @ 1.5 GHz

Memory

4GB LPDDR4

Storage

16 GB micro-SD Card


Gigabit Ethernet: Up to 1 Gbps

Networking

Wi-Fi: 2.4 GHz + 5.0 GHz IEEE 802.11ac


Bluetooth: Low Energy v5.0

Multimedia

H.265 (4Kp60 decode);

H.264 (1080p60 decode, 1080p30 encode);


OpenGL ES, 3.0 graphics

 

pi-top [4] cooling system

 

Item

Specification

Heat Sink

Aluminium finned heat sink for Raspberry Pi 4 SoC

Fan

Integrated 0.9 Watt centrifugal cooling fan (30 x 30 x 7 mm)

Air flow rate: 1.5 CFM 

Static Pressure: 92 Pa 

Raspberry Pi CPU temperature at 100% 4-core CPU load: 

Inside pi-top [4]: 64 °C 

Standalone RPi: 85 °C with thermal throttling of CPU due to max temperature of Pi being 85 °C

 

pi-top [4] Battery and Power

 

Item

Specification

Charge Time

1 hour 15 minutes from 0% to 100%

Discharge Time

5 hours as standalone pi-top [4] 


2.5 hours with screen/keyboard attached

Battery Type

Built-in 19.24 Watt-hour (7.4 V, 2600 mAh) Lithium Polymer Battery 

5 hours as standalone pi-top [4]

2.5 hours with screen/keyboard attached

Voltage

Min = 6 V, Nominal = 7.4 V, Max = 8.4 V

Power Supply

36 Watt, 12 V, 3 Api-top [4] connectors

 

pi-top [4] connectors

 

Item

Specification

DC Jack

5.5 x 2.1mm barrel jack, 12 V, 3 A

HDMI

2 x micro HDMI out ports (support HDMI Audio)

3.5mm Audio Jack aka Headphone Jack

Stereo audio and analogue video out. Same 4-pole TRRS pinout as Raspberry Pi 4

USB

2 x USB 3.0 and 1 x USB 2.0

Ethernet

1 x RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet Socket

GPIO

40-pin female socket
(28 programmable General Purpose Input/Output)

Micro SD Card Slot

Externally-accessible micro SD card slot for Raspberry Pi

CSI / DSI Ribbon Cable Slots

Slots provided for easy routing of camera (CSI) and display (DSI) cables to/from Raspberry Pi

pi-top Maker Architecture (PMA)Connector

Single 100p Connector carrying Raspberry Pi GPIOs, USB 2.0, Power and DSI for interfacing to all peripherals and the pi-top Maker Architecture
includes pi-top [4] back power capability

Pogo Interface

8 pins with 5 V, UART, and I2C. Can also identify the plate connected

 

pi-top [4] Speaker

 

Item

Specification

Internal Speaker

1 W Nominal (2 W max), mono speaker

 

pi-top [4] Physical Specification

 

Item

Specification

Dimensions

131.9 x 99.4 x 34 mm

Weight

0.51 kg

 

pi-top [4] User Interface

 

Item

Specification

Programmable Buttons

4 x Buttons, also available on system standby

Mini Display

OLED Monochrome Screen, 128 x 64 pixels. Available on system standby

Power Switch

Power on device + Soft/Hard Shutdown

Status LEDs

Raspberry Pi Power LED (Red) + SD Card Activity (Green) + Power Supply LED

Docking Clasp

Releases the pi-top [4] from docks and plates