The pi-topCEED is a DIY desktop computer that helps you start learning how to code, create awesome devices and take your knowledge to the next level. This Raspberry Pi-powered computer is an excellent resource to any budding hobbyist, student or intrigued user wanting to learn more about the capabilities of the credit card-sized development board. The only things this kit doesn’t include are its own Raspberry Pi, keyboard, mouse and speakers; you’ll need to supply those on your own. We purposefully chose the pi-topCEED without its own RPi due to the fact that most of you already own your own board and may not want to use a different or more expensive one.
The green pi-topCEED comes with a 14" HD LCD screen (1366 x 768 resolution) and a Hub PCB to take care of power management and a host of other functions. Don’t worry about cables or your OS either; everything to hook up each part in the box is included, along with the latest version of the pi-topOS on an 8GB microSD card. Designed with ergonomics in mind, the pi-topCEED comes with a back stand that is adjustable up to 180° and can even be wall-mounted. Unlike the pi-top, little to no assembly is required – just install your Raspberry Pi, plug in power to a wall outlet, and you are good to go!
All pi-topCEEDs come preloaded with CEEDuniverse, a multiplayer online game that teaches you how to code, build circuits and make hardware that interacts with the game in real time. For example, you’ll be mining for resources in CEEDuniverse. However, you must program your mining bot in order to activate your Mining Machine. Speaking of mining, Minecraft comes pre-installed on each computer as well!