Rapiro Powered by Pi
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Programmable robot powered by Pi. A great Raspberry Pi programming project. Rapiro is designed for Raspberry Pi model A and B. You can also install Raspberry Pi model B+ with small modifications to the plastics parts of Rapiro. See http://wiki.rapiro.com/page/try-to-fit-bplus/

Rapiro does also comes with a pre-programmed Rapiro board, so he will work straight out of the box without a Raspberry Pi, as he comes with a pre-programmed Rapiro board. This is also Arduino compatible, so you can program him using the Arduino IDE. 

Easy to assemble - All you need to build him is two screwdrivers, and to follow the simple step-by-step instructions.

Works immediately - RAPIRO comes with a pre-programmed RAPIRO board which works right after assembling.

Customizable - RAPIRO has countless possibilities for expansion and using him with a Raspberry Pi means lots of opportunities to programme. By mounting a Raspberry Pi and sensors (sold separately), you can customize your RAPIRO anyway you want.

12 servo motors - RAPIRO comes with a total of 12 servo motors, one in the neck, one at the waist, two in each foot, and three in each arm. 



What You Get

This cute robot works straight out of the box - but don't forget you need to have a Raspberry Pi ! (He doesn't come with one in this kit)
  • 30 pieces
  • 12 servo motors
  • Screws
  • Cables
  • Pre-programmed RAPIRO board
Five AA Ni-MH batteries
(Works for 10–20 minutes)
250mm X 200mm X 155mm
(when assembled)
1kg (when assembled)
PC Interface
USB, UART Serial, I2C
Tools required for assembly
Screwdrivers (#0, #1)


Check out Rapiro on the video with Eben Upton and Shota Ishiwatari, his creator.

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°

For those who want a higher level of control (or just want to give you Pi a fun job to do!), you can mount a Raspberry Pi (sold separately) inside RAPIRO for more possibilities. The Raspberry Pi can be programmed with a wide variety of languages being used on ARM Linux. Depending on your programming, your RAPIRO could give you message notifications with wifi enabled, or could protect your home as a security robot using a camera module!


Getting your order to you in one piece is really, really important to us, so we send orders via Next Day Delivery by Interlink.

We allow 48hrs to fulfill an order, and send the kit out to you using Interlink's Next Day Delivery Service. Orders received over the weekend (Sat-Sun) will be fulfilled on a Monday.

Why Buy Me

The most articulated Pi Robot on the market.  Will really extend your programming ability. 

Rapiro works out of the box, or with the Arduino or Raspberry Pi. 

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