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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.
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      sunil on

      Hello,
      Does any one know the step for the Servo Calibration and proper movement of Rapiro after the using eneloop batteries? Since my Rapiro movements are Random...

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      Oliver Weibel on

      Is there a manual how to setup the Raspberry Pi and control RAPIRO?

    3. Bernie Huddleston on

      Hi Shota,
      Have you any thoughts on suitable speaker(s) that I can mount internally for Rapiro connected to Raspberrypi.
      Many thanks

    4. Shota Ishiwatari 2-time creator on

      Does the 9V batteries have enough power to supply current?

    5. George Edwards on

      What do you think of this adapter and a 9v battery to power Rapiro?

      http://www.bricogeek.com/shop/331-1048-thickbox/cable-adaptador-9v-jack.jpg

      Thanks

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      KawakamiKohei on

      Eddie Lien, thank you for your kindness information!
      I will try it.

    7. Eddie Lien on

      KawakamiKohei, I have successfully power RAPIRO + Raspberry Pi + PiCamera + WiFi USB dongle + Bluetooth USB dongle with 12V 2A AC adapter. And I made my own battery pack with 8 MP 3000mAh ( http://www.powerwholesale.net/mp-rechargeable-battery-aa-nimh-3000mah-12v-p-1190.html ), also good enough to power them.

      Now I use an old Wiimote to control RAPIRO.

    8. Eddie Lien on

      Does anyone know a easy way to calibrate "Fine angle adjustment"?

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      KawakamiKohei on

      is it also enough power supply for RAPIRO with RasPi by [12V,4A] AC adapter?
      i think it doesnot work better.

    10. Joshua Warren on

      Just realized that, duh, the 6 pin cable is included with the Rapiro.

      Just tested with brand-new, fully charged Eneloops and with a 12V 4A AC adapter - both fixed the horrible noise the servos were making, so you really do need a lot of power to keep the Rapiro moving. However, the 12V 4A AC adapter led to the Rapiro acting a bit odd, and differently than when it was on batteries.

    11. Joshua Warren on

      Rickard, oddly enough, the black-label AmazonBasics rechargeables aren't quite as good as the Eneloops, but the white-label AmazonBasics are just rebranded Eneloops - at least per a review I just read on Amazon from an electric engineer who tested them all. It's mainly the long-term capacity that drops in the black-label batteries, from what I read.

      Also, does anyone know if Amazon would have a suitable 6 pin female-to-female jumper cable to connect to the Pi? Trying to avoid shipping charges by ordering all the parts I need from Amazon...worst case, I'll just make a cable for now out of some existing 1 pin female-to-female jumpers I have on hand, I guess.

    12. Shota Ishiwatari 2-time creator on

      We have to make recommend battery list of RAPIRO.
      Now, we are preparing to launch developer forum of RAPIRO.
      It was little delayed. We want to launch it in this week.

    13. Rickard Dahlstrand on

      I'm using these, cheap and according to the test based on the same chemistry as Eneloops.

      http://www.amazon.com/AmazonBasics-NiMH-Precharged-Rechargeable-Batteries/dp/B007B9NV8Q