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15 cool projects you can make with your pi-top

By Andrea Buforn on Sep 14, 2018 4:00:39 AM

Topics: Projects Technology Community Hardware Back to School London

At pi-top, we believe that learning occurs best when learners work on projects that matter to them, collaborate with their peers, and take their creative skills beyond the screen.

For this reason, we have decided to put together a list of some cool projects to showcase what our amazing community has been up to, and perhaps give you some inspiration for your next creation.

1. Let there be light!

2. Turn your pi-top into a retro-gaming machine

3. Make your own music

4. Automated plant watering


5. Control your robot

Students from Kingston Grammar School (London, UK), used their pi-top to control their PiWars 2018 robot.

6. Integrate a powerful SDR radio receiver

7. Interactive card with Scratch and Makey Makey

8. Make your own cardboard controller

9. Telemetry system

The pi-top team developed a full telemetry system for the 2018 Solar Car Challenge so racers and their support cars could analyse energy input and usage on their vehicles (visit the GitHub page to get the open-source code).

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10. Integrating digital making into an art class

11. Build a smart robot

12. Software-defined radio play receiver

13. MicroDotPhat on the pi-top

14. Knight Rider scanner lights

15. Assemble your own computer

If you want to share your project with us, please don't forget to tag @Getpitop.

Click here to check out another 15 cool projects you can make with your pi-top.

If you’d like to find out more about how ‘learning by making’ with pi-top can help you, your students and your school, get in touch here.

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