pi-top launches Kickstarter campaign to put its flagship product in the hands of makers everywhere

The renowned creative design company announces that it is taking to the Kickstarter platform to offer early adopters the opportunity to be the first to get their hands on a pi-top [4] computer. 

The pi-top [4] is the first product of its class to be announced that features the brand-new 4GB Raspberry Pi 4, a major upgrade on the UK’s bestselling computer. 

pi-top CEO & co-founder Jesse Lozano says

“We’re thrilled to announce our long-awaited return to crowdfunding with this new Kickstarter campaign. Makers and tinkerers are at the heart of what we’re building here at pi-top and we are rewarding them with the opportunity to be the first to get their hands on the pi-top [4] powered by Raspberry Pi 4.”

Today pi-top, the creative design company, announces the launch of a new Kickstarter campaign that aims to put its new flagship tech product, the pi-top [4] - a new programmable computing module for making - into the hands of the maker and creative communities.

Early Kickstarter backers will be the first to get their hands on a pi-top [4], shipping in November, with added options such as a HD Touchscreen and Bluetooth Keyboard and even a pi-top [AVK] – Advanced Vehicle Kit -  that comes with everything you need to design and make fully programmable vehicles.

Powered by the latest version of the UK’s bestselling computer, the Raspberry Pi, the pi-top [4] is a go-anywhere device with a host of applications, from designing and controlling a drone, to programming a light show, facial-recognition camera rig or humanoid robot.

Graham Brown-Martin, Chief Education & Product Officer at pi-top says

 “The Raspberry Pi 4 will make an already versatile product a world-class tool for creators everywhere. Our Kickstarter community will be able to undertake ambitious projects, scientific surveys and even edit video and program music.”

For the first 8 hours of the Kickstarter campaign, pi-top will release an exclusive super early bird offer where early backers will be rewarded by being the first to get their hands on a pi-top [4], HD Touchscreen and detachable Bluetooth Keyboard and pi-top [AVK].

pi-top is also announcing Further, the new social making engine for makers, creatives, modders, and hackers to tap into high quality resources and share their creations with others. Further teaches you how to use all the pi-top components by completing challenges and contributing projects to the community.

Brown-Martin adds “The maker community will be instrumental in shaping our new flagship product. With Further, the proprietary social making engine that we are developing, users will be able to discover and share exciting new projects that will lead to exponential collaborative innovation across borders to solve real-world challenges.”

pi-top inspires people of all backgrounds to develop the skills of tomorrow and create a better future. Extensive research by pi-top’s dedicated learning team shows that ‘making’ projects develops creativity, critical thinking and design skills.

pi-top CEO & co-founder Jesse Lozano says 

“A maker mindset is essential to thrive in a rapidly transforming world. With the pi-top [4] we are using world-leading technology to help you create solutions to real world problems. We’ve spent the last five years designing, developing and making to get to pi-top [4] and I can’t wait to get it into the community’s hands.”

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