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World's first 3D-printed laptop smashes crowdfund campaign
« on: November 12, 2014, 01:46:39 am »
http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2014-11/11/pi-top



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The main aim of the project is to make "hardware as accessible as software," so the brains behind this 3D-printed laptop want to make their product as beginner-friendly as possible.

With that in mind, the creators -- a group of student engineers from various UK universities -- have ensured that anybody can make the kit in an evening.

Creativity is also key to the product as Pi-Top aims to provide a platform on which you can hone your computing skills and learn to code your own hardware. What's more, as learning through gaming has become a big thing these days, Pi-Top wants its consumers to take part in that trend. The makers state on their Indiegogo page that, "a gamified learning experience will take you to a stage where you are designing your own components and products".

While the Pi-Top boasts versatility through its customisable design, whereby you can 3D-print your own 5" x 5" case, the product's not just about the appearance. The makers want you to "learn how to make and control home automation devices, robots, and consumer electronics," and they've also toured the UK, imparting their technological skills to UK pupils.

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Re: World's first 3D-printed laptop smashes crowdfund campaign
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2014, 03:51:11 pm »
eckh ... i do -not- like where they put the trackpad... other than that... since it seems to be running ubuntu... sounds like an interesting toy...

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« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2014, 08:28:53 pm »
3d printed, you can put the trackpad wherever you want

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Re: World's first 3D-printed laptop smashes crowdfund campaign
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2014, 03:34:27 pm »
something in me wants to make this out of wood rather than 3d print it... ...as well as cramming every inch of spare space with batteries since the computer itself is the size of a deck of cards lol...

and after crawling through 3 websites i found that its a 700mhz ARM cpu (overclockable but doesnt say to what) with 512mb ram ... and a staggering 50 gpio pins for those who want to tinker... ......hmm... i wonder if anyone has interfaced a raspberry pi to a commodore SID chip yet...

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