pi-top [4] with Raspberry Pi 4 and Foundation Kit

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

Image of pi-top [4] with Raspberry Pi 4 and Foundation Kit pi-top's pi-top [4] is an excellent 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. Users can easily connect pi-top [4] to their 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, users have instant access to thousands of free projects, components, and resources.

Every pi-top [4] comes with pi-top's Foundation Kit, an electronics "bento box" containing 14 components, including programmable sensors, buttons, and LEDs. Users can get started right away by learning the basics of coding and physical computing, then continue their learning by progressing into guided lesson plans in advanced coding, robotics, cybersecurity, and AI. The pi-top [4] includes access to a host of software designed to get users making. pi-topOS SIRIUS is pi-top's free, award-winning operating system built on the rock-solid foundations of Raspbian (Buster). With an intuitive interface, built-in search portal, and a full suite of powerful applications including Scratch 3, it is the perfect OS for making.

Also included is Further, pi-top's software learning platform. It contains over 100 hours of projects for users to explore. It also contains detailed tutorials and explainers on the basics of the electronic components that come with pi-top [4]. The pi-top [4] is powered by the 1.5 GHz quad-core Raspberry Pi 4 and comes with 4 GB of RAM so that users can apply it to a range of power-hungry complex tasks including video editing and image manipulation.

Every pi-top [4] comes with:
  • A pi-top [4]
  • Raspberry Pi 4 Model B 4 GB
  • Dozens of Foundation Kit project plans on Further
  • 16 GB SD card with pi-topSIRIUS (Debian-based OS)
  • Power supply
  • pi-top display cable
  • HDMI adapter
  • USB adapter
The Foundation Kit, metal "bento box" comprises:
  • 1 x foundation plate
  • 1 x sound sensor
  • 1 x light sensor
  • 2 x buttons
  • 2 x buzzers
  • 2 x potentiometers
  • 2 x red LEDs
  • 2 x green LEDs
  • 2 x yellow LEDs
  • 1 x ultrasonic sensor
  • 8 x LEGO® connectors
  • 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
  • Classrooms as part of a group
  • Hackers and makers
  • Go-anywhere remote sensor collectors
  • Laptop devices (combined with the pi-top screen and Bluetooth® keyboard)

pi-top [4] with Raspberry Pi 4 and Foundation Kit

ImageManufacturer Part NumberDescriptionKit TypeMain PurposeInterconnect SystemAvailable QuantityView Details
PI-TOP [4] W/FOUNDATION KITPT4GY1PI-TOP [4] W/FOUNDATION KITStarter KitComputer KitRaspberry Pi HAT (40 pin)152 - ImmediateView Details
Published: 2020-01-20