By Andrea Buforn on Sep 14, 2018, 9:00:39 AM
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
Did you know that you can also use your #pitop as a Retropie gaming device? Follow @r_richarz's instructions to discover how to use the latest image of Retropie on your pi-top: https://t.co/GKSGyeYK6K pic.twitter.com/VqFkc26l7K— pi-topTEAM (@GetPiTop) 1 June 2018
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
Integrating a powerful SDR radio receiver into a Pi-Top for fun, for learning, for portability or as a platform for innovative radio spectrum processing projects. https://t.co/TH94JruQV6 #SDR #Radio #PiTop pic.twitter.com/dXtU2SepG2— DesignSpark - Engineering Resource Platform (@DesignSparkRS) 13 September 2019
7. Interactive card with Scratch and Makey Makey
8. Make your own cardboard controller
5 minute project add-on: make a Cardboard controller for #Etch_A_Sketch project based on @Raspberry_Pi lesson #physicalcomputing Thank you @hackingmath for helping me code around #GPIO @ThePSF #morethanabox @amazon @GetPiTop will post project on https://t.co/aWj6d8TeH9 on Friday pic.twitter.com/LCDCPapghG— Kenneth Hawthorn (@ken_hawthorn) 13 August 2018
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).
10. Integrating digital making into an art class
"Awe & Wonder & the Aurora"-- A long overdue post on our adventures integrating digital making into a middle school art class using @Raspberry_Pi & @GetPiTop #picademy #CUSDRockstar #MakerEd #ArtsEd https://t.co/gp4W7MhJBs pic.twitter.com/xgEZ3LC9Ir— Amanda Haughs (@MsHaughs) 1 March 2018
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.
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.