Meet world’s first DIY 3D printer laptop
Let us guess one thing here – you are now sitting comfortably in your chair and you are browsing our web site while using your desktop computer or maybe a notebook. These two devices have become ubiquitous – just take a look around and you are likely to see more of them in your immediate vicinity. But have you ever imagined that you will be able to create a notebook of your own right at home? We bet you haven’t!
Now this is possible thanks to an IndieGoGo project that lets you create a notebook just by using a 3D printer. The notebook is called Pi-Top and is basically a do-it-yourself kit that is mostly 3D printed. Available for around GBP 180, the device relies on the small form factor Raspberry Pi computer as the name of the product suggests. Given this fact you can’t expect tons of power out of it but it does work and may become a perfect solution for office use and the Internet. In any case here’s what the Pi-Top package offers – a customizable template for the 3D printer that allows you to print the notebook in any color or even have your name written on the chassis, a display and the actual Raspberry Pi hardware, which is a desktop tower the size of a credit card, which needs to be slotted inside the chassis to make the notebook complete. The display of the notebook measures 13.3 inches and works at 1280 x 720 pixels and you also get a battery, a USB 802.11n + Bluetooth 4.0 WLAN controller, a keyboard and a trackpad, a DC wall plug and finally a piece of paper with a URL address where you can watch a video on how to put the whole thing together. Not bad for GBP 180, don’t you think?
Are you excited on having your first 3D printed notebook at home? If yes, then you can help the on-going project by donating some cash here. And don’t forget to drop a line under this article, if you feel like it.