pi-top [4] Complete

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Design, code & make anything you can imagine.

pi-top [4] Complete is the fastest and simplest way to start using Raspberry Pi. Everything you need to power up your projects is pre-installed in this rugged case, including the Raspberry Pi 4 itself.

Paired with our Sensor Foundation Kit, pi-top [4] Complete is a Raspberry Pi kit that will take you from beginner to superuser. With the modular pi-top [4] system you can create anything from a musical instrument to the ultimate alarm system. Explore our online project library to learn to code and control your creations.

Please note: You can use your own components and sensors - pi-top [4] is compatible with Grove components, Arduino, BBC micro:bit and many others. Or purchase pi-top [4] with our Sensor Foundation Kit including 14 components including LEDs, sound & light sensors, buttons and more.

Every pi-top [4] comes with the latest operating system, pi-topOS SIRIUS. Built on the rock-solid foundations of Raspbian (Buster), it’s packed with features and sports a clean, crisp look and feel.

There's a whole range of apps; from Scratch 3 and Mu for coding to GIMP for image editing and Sonic Pi for making music. There’s even access to cool games like Minecraft Raspberry Pi edition.

You'll need to connect to your pi-top [4] to a monitor & keyboard, or to a laptop, tablet, or desktop computer.

  • A pi-top [4]
  • Raspberry Pi 4 with 4Gb RAM
  • 16Gb SD card with pi-topOS
  • 15V 36W USB-C PD Power Supply
  • pi-top Display Cable
  • HDMI Adapter
  • USB Adapter
  • Online project library with dozens of step-by-step project tutorials (most tutorials make use of the Sensor Foundation Kit)

pi-top [4] computing power

  • Single Board Computer: Raspberry Pi 4 Model B
  • CPU: Quad Core 64 bit SoC @ 1.5 GHz
  • Memory: 4GB LPDDR4
  • Storage: 16 GB micro-SD card (Gigabit Ethernet up to 1 Gbps)
  • Wi-Fi: 2.4 GHz + 5.0 GHz IEEE 802.11ac
  • Bluetooth: Low Energy v5.0
  • Multimedia: H.265 (4Kp60 decode); H.264 (1080p60 decode, 1080p30 encode); OpenGL ES, 3.0 graphics

pi-top [4] cooling system

  • Heat Sink: Aluminium finned heat sink for Raspberry Pi 4 SoC
  • Fan: Integrated 0.9 Watt centrifugal cooling fan (30 x 30 x 7 mm)
    • Air flow rate: 1.5 CFM
    • Static Pressure: 92 Pa
    • Raspberry Pi CPU temperature at 100% 4-core CPU load:
      • Inside pi-top [4]: 64 °C
      • Standalone RPi: 85 °C with thermal throttling of CPU due to max temperature of Pi being 85 °C

pi-top [4] battery and power

  • Charge Time: 1 hour 15 minutes from 0% to 100%
  • Discharge Time:
    • 5 hours as standalone pi-top [4]
    • 2.5 hours with screen/keyboard attached
  • Battery Type:
    • Built-in 19.24 Watt-hour (7.4 V, 2600 mAh) Lithium Polymer Battery
    • 5 hours as standalone pi-top [4]
    • 2.5 hours with screen/keyboard attached
  • Voltage:
    • Min = 6 V, Nominal = 7.4 V, Max = 8.4 V
  • Power Supply:
    • 36 Watt, 12 V, 3 Api-top [4] connectors

pi-top [4] connectors

  • DC Jack: 5.5 x 2.1mm barrel jack, 12 V, 3 A
  • HDMI: 1 x micro HDMI out ports (support HDMI Audio)
  • 1 x pi-top Display port: this comes with the USB2.0 and HDMI adapters to connect to monitors or computers (listed below)

    • 1 x pi-top display cable
    • 1 x pi-top Display port cable to USB2.0 adapter
    • 1 x pi-top display port cable to HDMI adapter
  • 3.5mm Audio Jack aka Headphone Jack: Stereo audio and analogue video out. Same 4-pole TRRS pinout as Raspberry Pi 4

  • USB: 2 x USB 3.0 and 1 x USB 2.0
  • Ethernet: 1 x RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet Socket
  • GPIO: 40-pin female socket (28 programmable General Purpose Input/Output)
  • Micro SD Card Slot: Externally-accessible micro SD card slot for Raspberry Pi
  • CSI / DSI Ribbon Cable Slots: Slots provided for easy routing of camera (CSI) and display (DSI) cables to/from Raspberry Pi
  • pi-top Maker Architecture (PMA)Connector: Single 100p Connector carrying Raspberry Pi GPIOs, USB 2.0, Power and DSI for interfacing to all peripherals and the pi-top Maker Architecture; includes pi-top [4] back power capability
  • Pogo Interface: 8 pins with 5 V, UART, and I2C. Can also identify the plate connected

pi-top [4] speaker

  • Internal Speaker: 1 W Nominal (2 W max), mono speaker

pi-top [4] physical specification

  • Dimensions: 131.9 x 99.4 x 34 mm
  • Weight: 0.51 kg

pi-top [4] user interface

  • Programmable Buttons: 4 x Buttons, also available on system standby
  • Mini Display: OLED Monochrome Screen, 128 x 64 pixels. Available on system standby
  • Power Switch: Power on device + Soft/Hard Shutdown
  • Status LEDs: Raspberry Pi Power LED (Red) + SD Card Activity (Green) + Power Supply LED

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