Since 2013 the BCS’ Bedford branch have been running a coding competition for UK schools at Cranfield University to cultivate young computing leaders, and this year, some of the pi-top team were invited along as guests and to present the winning team with a pi-top. Mark Stewart (pi-top CCO) has a long-standing relationship with Cranfield University, one […]
It’s the biggest education tech conference in America, and pi-top was one of the hottest booths on the floor, so here’s what went down when we hit ISTE2018.
Building a robot can be great fun, it’s really rewarding when things go well, but sometimes there are things that can be really difficult. Below, our team share some of their best and worst bits of the project so far: Chris With our recent office move, we haven’t really had time to install a full blown […]
Happy Pi Day! We’ve kicked off the day the best way possible: with the launch of the newest Raspberry Pi family member, Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+. Come join our celebrations starting at 6.30pm at The Draft House (Old Street, London) today. We’ll provide free drinks and nibbles. Sign up to get your free ticket […]
Early on in the process, pi-top’s Mechanical Design Engineer, Chris started making plans for our robot but everything changed in January after a brief discussion with our CTO Ryan, which led to Robo-Top becoming something of a pi-top Frankenstein’s Monster. As I’m not massively technically-minded, Chris is going to take over the blog post from […]
We are on a mission to bring the power of physical computing to the world of education and help educators from all around the world bring science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics to life. In January, the pi-topTEAM showcased our learning by making ecosystem at Bett in London and FETC in Orlando and just a […]
This year started with the chaos of Bett and the beginning of our robot build. Our team hit the ground running but with trips to Australia, Antigua and Brazil, we had to think hard about how to split resources to ensure time wasn’t being wasted. Especially since we were getting increasingly concerned by all the […]
Before Christmas, we received our amazing Max robot chassis from Brian Corteil. The plan was to use this as a test robot to get our code up and running before using components and modifying the chassis in a uniquely pi-top way. Once we received our box of exciting hardware, we all agreed it would be […]
Our software team have been busy making some brilliant improvements to our operating system (OS) pi-topOS!