Rapiro - Programmable DIY Robot Kit

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RapiroAn element14 exclusive!  We are pleased to have secured three Rapiro kits courtesy of SwitchScience and the Kiluck Corporation.  In order to maximise the potential of this unit, we will supply a Raspberry Pi and Pi Camera with each unit.
Product Information
It's Programmable!
The RAPIRO 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.
It's Customizable!
RAPIRO has countless possibilities for expansion! By mounting a Raspberry Pi and sensors (sold separately), you can customize your RAPIRO any way you want.
It has 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°
Product Video

RAPIRO: The cool robot you always wanted as a kid! from SWITCH-SCIENCE on Vimeo.

Terms & Conditions
  • Testers will be selected on the basis of quality of applications: we expect a full and complete description of why you want to test this particular product.  We will look particularly favourably upon applicants who commit to blogging about the product and what projects they use it for on our Raspberry Pi Projects group upon receipt.
  • Testers are required to produce a full, comprehensive and well thought out review within 2 months of receipt of the product.
  • Failure to provide this review within the above timescale will result in the enrolee being excluded from future Road Tests.
Comment List
  • Good morning and thank you to all our wonderful RoadTesters for their astonishing array of detailed, interesting and even heartfelt applications.  As we've been going through with them, it has become clear that this little robot has captured the imagination of so many and its potential uses are vast.
    It is a pity then, that we only have 3 units this time around.  It has been incredibly difficult to make a decision - however, here are the individuals who have been selected:
    • Benjamin Cabé
    • Todd Cowley
    • Russ Malangen
    We hope to be seeing all of their Rapiros in action soon and that they will blog about their adventures with this unit on Raspberry Pi Projects.  Again, my sincere thanks to everyone who applied: we will endeavour to have more RoadTests of leading edge products like Rapiro in the near future.  Please stay tuned.
  • can u publish here the applications of the winners?

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