RAPIRO wants to spread joy of robots with Raspberry Pi

first_img Citation: RAPIRO wants to spread joy of robots with Raspberry Pi (2013, June 25) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2013-06-rapiro-joy-robots-raspberry-pi.html More information: www.rapiro.com/ This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. “If we are successful in our Kickstarter, we will publish 3-D data (.stl) on our website, allowing you to customize the RAPIRO with a 3D printer,” according to the campaign page.Kits available on Kickstarter do not come with a Raspberry Pi and camera module. © 2013 Phys.org RAPIRO: Mounting of a Raspberry Pi camera module As for progress, the campaign has taken in more donations than its original £20,000 goal. The initial offer of a full kit at £199 was already snapped up. The offer was for a full kit with estimated delivery date of December; prices after that start at £229, up to £5,000 for a custom-designed RAPIRO, where the shape would be 3-D printed especially for the pledger. At the time of this writing, the campaign has taken in £31,002 with 178 backers.center_img (Phys.org) —The Raspberry Pi is a computing milestone as a very low-priced computing device running Linux; now a Japanese inventor wants to rev up another kind of breakthrough, with an affordable robot kit that can work with the Raspberry Pi and its camera module. Say hello to RAPIRO, as its makers say, “the robot you always wanted as a kid,” and, as its makers ask, pledge some money for it too, because it is a Kickstarter campaign. Charlotte robot tells the world where it’s not going Explore further The makers want to raise funds to get it off and running in full production mode. RAPIRO is billed as an affordable and easy to assemble humanoid robot kit. This comes with 12 servo motors and an Arduino-compatible servo control board. RAPIRO was designed to mount with the Raspberry Pi and camera module in the head. Taking its selling points one by one, the question is, how affordable? The makers claim the kit is 1/10th the price of current Linux-powered humanoid robot kits.Next, the RAPIRO robot is billed as cute. How cute? Its 12 servo motors are for the neck, waist, feet, and arms. RAPIRO can grip a pen, and can turn its head and waist. Then there are RAPIRO’s LED eyes, lit brightly by RGB LEDs. Next, the claim is that it is easy to put together. How easy? Assembling RAPIRO just takes a screwdriver. No soldering is involved.The developer behind RAPIRO is Shota Ishiwatari of Kiluck Corp. in collaboration with three other small companies in Japan. Ishiwatari designed RAPIRO with 3-D CAD, built circuits, and wrote the code. Now he and colleagues are in promotion mode. They want to start a robot revolution, in the spirit of Raspberry Pi, where the robots can not only be enjoyed as cute but also eventually customizable and programmable.last_img read more

Patton now marches into Mexico

first_imgPatton International Limited – A government recognised export house, manufacturer and star exporter of steel conduit fittings, electrical hardware and EMT fittings serving the electrical trade needs of major OEM’s, has made inroads into the Mexican markets with its range of engineering products. The company has joined hands with Eaton Crouse Hinds – Mexico for supplying engineering products from its five sophisticated states of the art multi-locational plants in West Bengal. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfEaton Crouse Hinds group is ‘Fortune world’s most admired companies 2018′ recognised business conglomerate with interests in electrical sector, industrial sector comprising of aerospace, hydraulics, filtration etc.”This is a great leap forward for Patton,” says Sanjay Budhia, Managing Director who is just back from Mexico. Mexico is fast emerging as a major trade partner for India. Indo-Mexican trade of $5.82 billion in 2016 is reported 20 percent jump to $7.7 billion in FY18 and can touch $10 billion easily. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsive”In the international market, JIT/ETA/OTD – Just in Time, Expected Time of Arrival and On-time Delivery is name of the game. It is imperative that quality products are delivered at a competitive cost and on the right time. Zero deviation from specifications is the norm of the day. Nowadays It is not customers’ expectations but mere requirements that one cannot supply even two days earlier or a day later than the precise and specified date of deliveries. To sustain and meet these challenges, it has become necessary for us to have our own full proof and fault-free backup supply chain logistic system in place. I am glad that they are satisfied with our capabilities and credibilities and considered Patton as their long-term trusted partner,” said Sanjay Budhia. Patton has rapidly increased its product portfolio with a diverse range of products for the electrical market in Canada, Germany, the US, and Middle East countries. The products are retail packaged with customer logo and made ready for the shelf. Patton products are certified to global standards such as Underwriters Laboratories (UL) and Canadian Standard Association (CSA). Factories are regularly audited by renowned agencies like Intertek for workplace health and safety and are also CTPAT compliant. This company currently employs around 2500 employees and has not lost a single man-day in strikes or Lockouts. PATTON group is the consecutive winner of Productivity Awards, FIE Award, recipient of National Export Excellence Awards.last_img read more

Intairs 12 Days of Giveaways includes gift cards Pandora jewellery

first_img Travelweek Group Share Posted by MISSISSAUGA — Intair wants agents to know that its 12 Days of Giveaways sweepstakes is on now, with a new prize given away each day through Dec. 19.The list of prize items includes: a Pandora airplane charm; $100 Visa gift card; a chance to win 10 Pack Intair Admin Fee Waivers; a Fitbit; $500 airline giveaway voucher; a chance to receive 3x Loyalty Rewards points; $20 Petro-Canada gas gift card; $20 Tim Hortons card; a chance to win one month with no ticketing fees; and a portable cell phone charger.Each day travel agents will have to complete a unique task to be qualified for a chance to win the prize. Multiple winners will be chosen each day of the giveaways. The first few days of the giveaways have already concluded, but there are still more chances for agents to win, says the TravelBrands company.“As Canada’s largest airline consolidator with over 80 airlines, we are looking forward to giving away these incentives for our agents,” says Frank DeMarinis, President and CEO, TravelBrands. “Intair has been experts in the airline consolidation business for over 31 years giving choice and value to travellers. Our 12 Days of Giveaways is a festive way of providing even more value to travel agents.”More news:  Kory Sterling is TL Network Canada’s new Sales Manager CanadaFor more information on the daily prizing and qualifications for entry visit travelbrandsaccess.com. Intair’s 12 Days of Giveaways includes gift cards, Pandora jewellerycenter_img Thursday, December 7, 2017 << Previous PostNext Post >> Tags: Agent Incentives, Intair, Promotions, TravelBrandslast_img read more