Brand: pi-top
Product Code: PITOP-PULSE
Availability: In Stock

pi-topPULSE Smart Speaker with LED Matrix

pi-topPULSE is an accessory by pi-top to help build STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths) based projects with music, lights and sound. The accessory can be used with pi-top or pi-topCEED, and furthermore as an add-on board to the Raspberry Pi 3. The microphone can be used to record music and a DIY cloud-based voice service for students to ask Computer Science related questions.

Simply learn, play or create fun projects in lesson plans. The projects are suitable for beginners or experts aged 8 and over. 

LED Array

• Snake

• Pong

• Flappy Birds


• Sonic pi to code music

• General for listening to music

• Siri (where questions are typed)


• Sample music recording

• Voice recording 

Combined projects

• Create your own DIY cloud-based voice service, with Amazon Alexa

• Light show with sonic pi

• Pixel Game with sound

• Tamagotchi


LED Light array

• 7x7 programmable RGB LED (49) Matrix

• Fully configurable and easy to program - use Python to make patterns and pictures

• High refresh-rate makes it perfect for animations that synchronise to sounds - either from the speaker, or the in-built microphone

• 7 more LEDs are concealed around the board for fun - 3 on the bottom and 4 under the speaker grill - to put on a spectacular show of colour and sound


• 2 watt 4 ? speaker 


• Designed to integrate with Amazon Alexa, for a fully interactive ’smart’ cloud-based voice service

• Raspberry Pi 3 and pi-top add-on compatible.


• Dimensions: 67 x 60.5 x 15 mm (LxWxH)

• Weight: 40.5 g

• 4 magnetic feet for pi-top and pi-topCEED

• 2 magnetic-spacers for Raspberry Pi 3

• White injection mould ABS plastic 

• Raspberry Pi 3 and pi-top add-on compatible