Many of the tools to learn electronics and coding are dependent on computers and software. This means that to make yourself able enough to create DIY devices, you do need to have an access to a machine which kind of takes the DIY flavor off? Can’t we just DIY such machine that makes other DIY’s pretty easy? Raspberry Pi and Arduino do exist, but they also need a computer to load the code or interact with the community. When a computer is a must? Can’t we DIY one? How about a laptop? Well, assembling a desktop is a popular trend, but it is step by step guide and doesn’t fetch much information. We make you assemble a laptop in such a way that not only you can get through the essentials of electronics, but will also learn coding, hacking and applying new ideas to make several other projects.
Presenting PiTop, a Raspberry Pi cored DIY laptop, which teaches DIY to its users in a more holistic manner. A standard Pi Top package comes as a dissembled set of various laptop parts such as Wi-Fi adapter, keyboard, battery, molded case, LCD screen etc. Along with the parts, it also comes up with an assembly guide booklet. While this booklet is more than enough for those already into electronics and assembling, an additional internet resource about electronics is there for the newbies.
In addition to DIYin’ the laptop, one can program a lot more DIY’s using various Pi based kits that give a huge applicative push to the machine. As open source is for the masses by the masses, this DIY was also taken to a crowd funding campaign where, after being successfully funded, it is ready for large sized manufacturing. Soon to hit with the knowledge wave all over the world, this Raspberry Pi device is an ultimate destination for all curious minds.
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