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Build your own laptop - pi-top kit now in stock at RS Components

RS has announced that it is extending its portfolio of high-quality processor board development kits with the addition of the competitively priced pi-top 'build your own laptop' kit, which offers opportunities in the maker and educational arena helping users to 'learn, play and create'.

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