Pi-Top, a Raspberry Pi notebook pc printed in 3D
The Raspberry Pi is a small inexpensive computer that is small enough to fit in a pocket. But this is not really a mobile device. This mini device that is no bigger than a credit card and costing only 35 dollars, does not include a keyboard, display, and even less battery.
But, you can use the Raspberry Pi to build your own laptop. One way to do this is to plug it into the dock designed for such use, such as the Motorola Lapdock, is a device that was designed to convert Motorola smartphones to laptops.
Soon there will be another option. As reported CNET, a device from the UK has developed Pi-Top, a printable 3D kit that allows you to turn a Raspberry Pi B+ model in a laptop.
What makes this kit a bit different from a Lapdock is that not only will you be able to order a complete portable kit to accommodate the Raspberry Pi computer, but you’ll also be able to print in 3D yourself.
The Pi-Top kit features a 13.3-inch screen with a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, a keyboard, Wi-Fi antenna, and a battery that would provide maximum battery life of 6 to 8 hours. But if you want to customize the frame or other components, you’ll be able to either do it for pre-designed or print your own spare parts in 3D.
This will make it possible for users to create their own designs, add-ons, or other customizations.