Six pi-top build-yourself laptops

A project by: Rocket Fund

pledged of £1,699 target
This project will only receive pledges if at least £319 is pledged by Tue 31 Dec 2019
pi-top gives every learner the opportunity to be inspired by making

Key stats

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OUR Project

Our school

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Where is your school based? Tell us a bit about you & your students.

What do we want?

We want a set of 6 pi-top laptops. The award-winning pi-top laptops are powered by the Raspberry Pi and come with a host of projects and accessories which allow any teacher, regardless of their computer literacy, to design fun and engaging lessons across STEAM subjects and beyond.

For more info, visit the pi-top website.

Who is this for?

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pi-top is for KS3, KS4 and KS5 students. This is for all of our ...

Why do we want it?

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pi-top’s mission isn’t just to change the face of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math (STEAM) in schools, it’s to change the education system itself, away from ‘instructionism’ (where teachers deliver information to learners who have to memorise it and repeat it back later in some sort of test) and towards Social Constructionism. 

Social Constructionism is a learning-centred approach that prioritises exploring, making and iterating real-life STEAM projects in a social, collaborative way. Learners are empowered to work together, at their own pace, designing and refining their inventions by asking questions and ultimately Learning by Making.


1 x 6 pi-top V2 build your own laptops @ £1,699

This includes: 

  • Laptops
  • Inventors kit
  • Access to the pi-top coder – an ever growing bank of maker resources

Total = £1,699 (incl. VAT and delivery)

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Stretch Target

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E.g. If we are lucky enough to raise more than our initial target, we would love to purchase more pi-top laptops.

Help Us reach our target!

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E.g. Please do donate, but if you can't donate right now you can help us in other ways! Share this project with anyone you think would support us. Share the link at the top of the page on Twitter, Facebook, email, your website, blog, mention us in a phone call or even just a chat over the fence! Please support us and help make a difference to our students.

Rocket Fund is a pilot project by Nesta. Nesta is a registered charity in England and Wales 1144091 and Scotland SC042833