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Rapiro – The Raspberry Pi Robot Kickstarter

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The Raspberry Pi’s size makes it very useful for a number of tasks, and one of these includes robotics. While there have been a few attempts to create a robot powered by the Pi, one of the best projects yet has just hit Kickstarter – the Rapiro from Japan.

Raspberry Pi Robotics Kickstarter
The cute, mini robot powered by Pi

Originally shown off at the Tokyo Raspberry Jam, the Rapiro is a 3D printed robot, about 300 mm tall, that can walk, grip pens, and turn its head. It also has a way to respond to voice commands, and can be controlled via a phone or games controller using a bluetooth dongle. There’s direct access to the Ethernet and USB ports in the back of the head as well.

If you donate enough you’ll guarantee yourself a pre-order for the Rapiro, and there’s even a special tier to get yourself a custom built robot for yourself. Check out the Rapiro Kickstarter now and help back the future of robotics.

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