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RAPIRO: The Humanoid Robot Kit for your Raspberry Pi

A project in Tokyo, Japan by Shota Ishiwatari
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RAPIRO is a cute and affordable robot kit designed to work with a Raspberry Pi. It comes with a Arduino-compatible servo controller.
Backers: 402
Average Pledge Per Backer: £187

Funded: £75,099 of £20,000
Dates: Jun 20th -> Aug 19th (60 days)
Project By: Shota Ishiwatari
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Latest News

We have improved the design of the servo control board.

August 17th - via: kickstarter.com
We have improved the design of the servo control board. We are currently testing the use of AA batteries from a different manufacturer. We still want to be able to supply power from a single source to the Raspberry Pi and all servos. Unfortunately,... (Read More)

Designing of the mold at Miyoshi

August 15th - via: kickstarter.com
We were designing the mold of RAPIRO at Miyoshi.These photos are plastic pellets and injection molding machine.We also considered about toning of resin color of RAPIRO's white.  (Read More)

Kickstarter Conversations: Raspberry Pi + Robot = RAPIRO!

Welcome back to another Kickstarter Conversation! I am pleased to introduce Shota Ishiwatari-san from all the way in Japan to talk to us about his Kickstarter, RAPIRO: The Humanoid Robot Kit for Raspberry Pi. Domo arigato gozaimasu Ishiwatari-san. (Read More)

Block chart of communication and power supply of RAPIRO

July 28th - via: kickstarter.com
I drew block chart of communication and power supply of RAPIRO.We plan to adopt the OKL-T/6-W12N-C,it is high performance DC-DC converter of Murata ( Maximum current: 6A ).It is a little expensive, but I am going to decide on it.Because, it is... (Read More)

We tried to control the RAPIRO by a smartphone via Wifi.

July 21st - via: kickstarter.com
We tried to control the RAPIRO by a smartphone via Wifi.
 (Both iOS and Android are acceptable.)We made a website on a Raspberry Pi as the UI of RAPIRO controller. At first, you have to connect your smartphone to Wifi named "rapiro".You enter IP... (Read More)

I am finally back

July 13th - via: kickstarter.com
I am sorry for not having providing updates recently.I have been quite overwhelmed by many messages and interview requests. But thankfully, Rapiro has received a very enthusiastic coverage in the media. From now on I will make weekly updates to... (Read More)

Raspberry Pi robot will make you coffee

July 5th - via: cnn.com
Rapiro is a humanoid robot that can be programmed to do various tasks — including make you coffee. (Read More)

Battery box

June 24th - via: kickstarter.com
The battery box is designed for both four AA batteries and two 18650(Li-ion) batteries. I think AA batteries are better for beginners, because 18650(Li-ion) batteries have a risk of firing. There is a possibility to change the connector and battery... (Read More)

RAPIRO Raspberry Pi Robot Kit Launches On Kickstarter (video)

June 24th - via: geeky-gadgets.com
If you enjoy building electronic devices and love the Raspberry Pi mini PC this new RAPIRO Raspberry Pi Robot Kit might be the perfect project for you. (Read More)

Power supply

June 22nd - via: kickstarter.com
This post is for backers only. Please visit Kickstarter.com and log in to read. (Read More)

Thanks to all our great backers!

June 21st - via: kickstarter.com
First two days, thank you all for your support, warm wishes and advice. Your support is highly appreciated! I am honored that RAPIRO was selected to the staff pick in the first day. Shortly, we will reach to our goal of £20,000 and start... (Read More)

Kickstarter UK's 'Rapiro' Robot Kit for Raspberry Pi is Adorable

June 21st - via: tomshardware.com
Raspberry Pi has got to be one of the cutest little boards we've ever seen. That said, at the end of the day, it's still a board. It's not that cute. This Raspberry Pi powered robot, though? Well, we kind of want to snuggle with it. Look at him! (Read More)

Rapiro Raspberry Pi robot is 3D-printed to be the cutest

June 20th - via: crave.cnet.co.uk
Meet Rapiro: the Kickstarter-backed, Raspberry Pi-powered robot friend, 3D-printed for maximum cuteness. (Read More)

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