DIY Edition

Power armour for your Raspberry Pi

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Simply add Raspberry Pi and get making

Install your own Raspberry Pi 4 in pi-top [4] DIY Edition’s rugged case with onboard power and other essentials to take your projects out there.

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“It has a range of features that make a compelling case and there’s no arguing with the build quality. Verdict 9/10.

Lucy Hattersly
MagPi Magazine, The Official Raspberry Pi Magazine

5 hour internal battery

Go anywhere and keep your projects running for longer.

Power management system

This best-in-class system includes soft shutdown & UPS to avoid SD card corruption.

USB-C Power Delivery

specification at 15V for faster battery charging.

Integrated heat sink & cooling fan

make temperature regulation a breeze with the centrifugal fan, even with overclocking.

Programmable buttons & screen

Interact with your projects at the click of a button and with the OLED mini screen.

Integrated 1-watt loudspeaker

If you want to go louder, simply connect to the external jack.

Full access to the Raspberry Pi’s GPIO

Female 40-pin connector with labeled ports puts an end to pesky bent pins.

Full access to all of Pi’s ports

USB 3.0, USB 2.0, RPi OTG, Gigabit Ethernet, GPIO & dual HDMI connectors.

Not sure which
pi-top [4] is best for you?

If you’re wondering what the differences are between the pi-top [4] and the DIY Edition, check out our handy comparison table!

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Product specification

What’s inside

  • pi-top [4] DIY Edition
  • Screwdriver
  • Male-to-female headers
  • CSI and DSI cables
  • 2x USB Plugs
  • Thermal Pads for Raspberry Pi
  • Screws


  • 11-100

Skill level

  • Intermediate - Advanced


  • Raspberry Pi 4, Power Supply Unit, pi-topOS SD Card & Display Cable are required and sold separately.
  • You’ll need to connect your pi-top [4] to a monitor, keyboard & mouse, or a laptop, tablet or our FHD Touch Display and Bluetooth Keyboard.
  • You will also require an internet connection to access our Further project library.

Tech specs

  • Networking
  • Gigabit Ethernet: Up to 1 Gbps; Wi-fi: 2.4 GHz + 5.0 GHz IEEE 802.11ac;
  • Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) v5.0
  • Video Output
  • 1 x Micro-HDMI, 1 x pi-top Display Port. Dual-display supported both supporting 4kp60
  • Battery life
  • Up to 5.5 hours use time
  • 1hr 15min charge time
  • 19.24Wh battery (7.4 Volts, 2600mAH LiPo battery)
  • Speaker
  • 1 x 2Watt speaker
  • Ports
  • 2x USB 3.0
  • 1x USB 2.0
  • Gigbabit Ethernet
  • 40pin GPIOs
  • micro HDMI
  • pi-top Display Port
  • pi-top Modular Connector
  • pi-top Pogo interface Connector

Make sure you have all of the accessories to get started with your pi-top [4] DIY Edition!

Protective case

Add a splash of colour to your pi‑top [4] with this protective case.


pi‑topOS SD Card

Pre-installed with the latest pi‑topOS. Adapter included.


Power Supply Unit

15V 36W USB-C PD Power Supply for pi‑top [4].


Display Cable

Connect your pi‑top [4] to a laptop, tablet, desktop computer or HDMI monitor. Includes the Display Cable, HDMI & USB adapters.


Holiday promo on pi-top [4] DIY Edition kits and sets!

From now until December 31st, our special pi-top gift packs are 15% off. Just add pi!

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