Rapiro

The Programmable DIY Robot Kit with Endless Possibilities

Rapiro is a cute, affordable, and easy to assemble humanoid robot kit. Comes with 12 servo motors and an Arduino compatible controller board. Designed for Raspberry Pi. Its limitless possibilities all depend on you.

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Easy to assemble

Rapiro is easy to assemble! All you need to build is two screwdrivers and to follow the simple step-by-step instructions.

Works immediately

Not a programmer? Not a problem! Rapiro comes with a pre-programmed controller board which works right after assembling.

Programmable

The controller board is Arduino compatible and you can program it using the Arduino IDE. Your Rapiro could dance or sweep your desk if you program it to do so.

Customizable

Rapiro has countless possibilities for expansion! By installing a Raspberry Pi and sensors, you can add more functions like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, image recognition and whatever you want.

Functions

12 servo motors

Rapiro comes with a total of 12 servo motors, one for its neck, one in the waist, four for the two feet, and the final six for its two arms. The torques of the six servos in the neck, waist and two feet, are 2.5kgf-cm(35ozf-in). The torques of six servos in the two arms are 1.5kgf-cm(21ozf-in). Both operating speeds are 0.12 sec/60°. Both maximum angles are 180°

RGB LED eyes

Rapiro's eyes can be lit up brightly by RGB LEDs. You can give a full facial expression to Rapiro, by programming its eye color.

Arduino Compatible Controller

The controller board works like an Arduino board, and it can be reprogrammed using Arduino IDE. Rapiro is not only for those who have programming skills but also for beginners. Arduino is a combination of an 8-bit AVR based microcontroller board and C++ like development environment (Arduino IDE).

You can install Raspberry Pi

If you want more functions, you could do it by installing a Raspberry Pi (sold seprately) inside Rapiro. Raspberry Pi can be programmed with a wide variety of programming languages for Linux. Depending on your programming, your Rapiro could give you message notifications with Wi-Fi enabled or could protect your home as a security robot using a camera module!

Specifications

Before purchasing Rapiro, please understand what is included and what is not included in this kit.

Contents

  • 30 pieces of plastic parts
  • 12 servo motors
  • Screws
  • Cables
  • Controller board
  • LED board
Size
H257mm x W196mm x D159mm
Weight
1kg (when assembled)
Recommended Ages
Kids (and big kids) aged 15 and upwards
Rapiro parts

Not included in this kit

Power

Five AA Ni-MH batteries or an AC adapter.
※ Please read this page carefully to choose batteries or an AC adapter.
USB cable
A USB cable to connect Rapiro (Micro-B) to your PC, which is capable for data transfer.
Tools required for assembly
Screwdrivers (#0, #1)

Where To Buy

You can purchase Rapiro from the following stores.

Please contact us if you would like to become a distributor or you would like to purchase a large quantity.
reseller@switch-science.com

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