Make Your Laputa Robot





Introduction: Make Your Laputa Robot

How to Create a Laputa Robot for your garden?

There 17 joint/servo in the robot.

Arduino Source is FREE download.

You Can Control with Scratch & Blockly.

Full Motion Editor in ios/android store. You can custom motion for your own robot!

Step 1: Get a RoboHero

You Can Buy RoboHero from anywhere (amazon, Hobbico)

there a Build Your Own version or Full version.

you can choose one.

Build Your Own version need 2-4 hours to finish~~

We don't need Head and Chest Part.

3D Print these part from thingiverse:

After you finished the RoboHero, use a acrylic paint on it.

Step 2: Install Led

Move the chest led to the head.

the orignal led is blue.

the new led is red and has two led.

use a drill and put led & wires from chest.

And, download the arduino source from RoboHero Github.

add a simple flash function, insert to the program where robot move the servo, the robot will flash the led when it moving.

void toggle_led( int at) {

if ( (at % 10) != 0 ) { } rnd_led = random(0, 3) ; toggle_ret = (at / 10) ; if ( toggle_ret < 8 ) {

if ( rnd_led == 1 ) { digitalWrite(LedPin, HIGH); } else if ( rnd_led == 2 ) { digitalWrite(LedPin, LOW); } else { // do not change the led XD } } else { digitalWrite(LedPin, LOW); } }

Step 3: Create Motion for Your Robot

You can create custom motion for your Laputa Robot.

or try my motion in the video first.

You need install RoboHero App and click these links in your phone.


  • yougang.kuo made it!


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Questions & Answers


Can't help but point this out do know what "laputa" means in Spanish, right? Lol

sorry i don't know, it is movie director by Hayao Miyazaki, i don't know 'laputa' is a bad word or not, sorry.

That's a neat bot! My husband loves this movie and he would adore this! Do you have any more progress photos and details on how you put it together?

i will find more progress photos asap, some photo are missing @@ you need a 3d printer and replace the orignal RoboHero 's head and chest, the basic frame is RoboHero you can find all information here . Thank you for your attention ^^