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Irobot Roomba 560 Manual - Bookshelf


96 pages

Windows Vista

2007

iRobot Roomba 560 $350; www.irobot.com Too macho to push a vacuum? Let this friendly little robot clean up your messes. The Roomba 560 scoots between four rooms on a single charge. It keeps track of clean areas to avoid wasting time, ...

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116 pages

Popular Science

2007-10

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Hacking Roomba

Creator: Tod E. Kurt | Computers - 2006-11-03

A guide to getting the most out of a Roomba vacuum cleaner covers such topics as setting up a Bluetooth interface, buiilding a serial interface tether, connecting the Roomba to the Internet, and replacing Roomba's brain.

Publisher: Wiley

About this book
The Jetsons would be proud! A gizmo as cool as Roomba just begs to be hacked. Now, with this book and the official ROI specification furnished by iRobot?, you can become the robotic engineer you've always dreamed of being. Build a Bluetooth interface for your Roomba. Turn it into an artist. Install Linux on it and give it a new brain. Some hacks are functional, others are purely fun. All of them let you play with robotics, and not one will void your warranty. Build a serial interface tether. Set up a Bluetooth? interface. Drive Roomba. Play with sensors. Make it sing. Create a Roomba artist. Use your Roomba as a mouse. Connect Roomba to the Net. Wi-Fi your Roomba. Replace Roomba's brain. Install Roomba-cam. Put Linux? on Roomba. Features a companion Web site. All this ? and it will still clean your floor! Get the official iRobot Roomba Open Interface (ROI) specification and all code presented in the book in ready-to-run form at wiley.com/go/extremetech.


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  • Roomba

    iRobot Roomba 560 Automatic Robotic Vacuum (Certified Refurbished)

    Home (Roomba)

    Rating (153 reviews):
    (4.5/5)
    Roomba

    Roomba for Life!

    This review is just to address the refurbished aspect of the unit. As my husband pointed out, getting refurbished is sometimes more reliable than a brand new unit because the problems have been identified and corrected. Our roomba arrived mostly charged, but we decided to charge it fully according to the instructions to avoid any compromises to the battery. It has run perfectly for a week now, cleaning about three rooms every other day. We clean the unit after every run, which involves removing the dust bin to empty, removing the hair from the brushes and joints with the provided comb and a paperclip, checking the wheels for additional hair build up, and wiping down the sensors (about a five minute job, tops). However, we have four large dogs, one long-haired cat, two women, and down comforters and pillows in our house that all shed like crazy! This vacuum gets up everything without stirring it up into the air, and gets in the hard-to-reach places, too.The unit came with a... 5/5 Deanna "Say something about yourself!" (United States) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: iRobot Roomba 560 Automatic Robotic Vacuum (Certified Refurbished) (Home) This review is just to address the refurbished aspect of the unit. As my husband pointed out, getting refurbished is sometimes more reliable than a brand new unit because the problems have been identified and corrected. Our roomba arrived mostly charged, but we decided to charge it fully according to the instructions to avoid any compromises to the battery. It has run perfectly for a week now, cleaning about three rooms every other day. We clean the unit after every run, which involves removing the dust bin to empty, removing the hair from the brushes and joints with the provided comb and a paperclip, checking the wheels for additional hair build up, and wiping down the sensors (about a five minute job, tops). However, we have four large dogs, one long-haired cat, two women, and down comforters and pillows in our house that all shed like crazy! This vacuum gets up everything without stirring it up into the air, and gets in the hard-to-reach places, too.The unit came with a... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , January 25, 2015

    Better than new

    0 5/5 M. Marceau (Texas) - See all my reviews, January 16, 2015

    It can be loud when sleeping. Will scratch hardwood ...

    0 4/5 Mackbusa "Mackbusa" (Florence, SC) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: iRobot Roomba 560 Automatic Robotic Vacuum (Certified Refurbished) (Home) It can be loud when sleeping. Will scratch hardwood or bamboo floors if it get's stuck in an odd place. ie: under the dishwasher. Place electrical tape around the wheel to reduce scratches. Also place small felt pads on bumper to reduce shock from hitting walls. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , February 11, 2015
    List Price: $399.99
    Price: $279.90
    You Save: $120.09 (30%)
    Anti-tangle technology; gentle-touch bumper system; built-in cliff sensors
    This Certified Refurbished product is manufacturer refurbished, shows limited or no wear, and includes all original accessories plus a 90-day iRobot warranty
    On-board scheduling allows you to preset up to seven times per week for Roomba to clean when it's most convenient for you
    Self-charging Home Base, 2 Auto Virtual Walls, an extra filter, and more included
    Two Auto Virtual Walls create an invisible barrier that blocks Roomba from entering off-limit areas


  • iRobot

    iRobot Roomba 650 Vacuum Cleaning Robot for Pets

    Home (iRobot)
    List Price: $399.99

    The included Virtual Wall keeps Roomba cleaning where you need it and blocks off-limit areas
    iAdapt is an advanced system of software and sensors that ensures Roomba vacuums every section of your room and cleaning areas you cannot easily reach
    Roomba 650 picks up an amazing amount of dirt, pet hair and other debris with its patented 3 stage cleaning system
    The robot can be scheduled to perform up to seven cleaning sessions per week, even when you are not home
    Dirt Detect technology employs an acoustic sensor to identify dirtier areas and spends more time cleaning them


  • iRobot

    iRobot 560 Roomba Vacuuming Robot, Black and Silver

    Home (iRobot)

    Rating (962 reviews):
    (4.1/5)
    iRobot

    Great but not perfect ***Downgraded Star Rating***

    My wife and I decided to get one of these because our 8 month old son is about to start crawling. While we try and keep our floors clean, our beagle has other thoughts as she sheds all over the place. We went with the latest 560 model as it has just about everything we would want with a product like this. It works as advertised and we will definitley keep it but there are some areas that need improvement. Here is a quick breakdown of the pros and consPros1. Quieter than a standard vaccuum2. Seems to learn the room dimensions quickly. The virtual walls and lighthouse feature are very nice.3. Is "smart" enough to avoid getting tangled in our area rugs4. Obviously easy to use as it is just a push of a button (or even better when you program it)5. Can use everyday to keep the floors spotless6. Have successfully used it on hard wood, vinyl, carpet and (accidently) concrete7. Cleans... 4/5 M. Kelley "mpkelley20" (MA United States) - See all my reviews, September 16, 2007

    A Worthy Successor to the Roomba Line

    We have two Roombas plus a Scooba in our house. When one of the batteries on one of our Roombas finally reached the end of its life cycle, we decided to donate that Roomba to a friend and to get ourselves the new top of the line - the Roomba 560. We got this right when it first came out, but we waited several months before posting a review. It's pretty much impossible to review one of these Roombas after only a few days! It takes weeks if not months to start to see how well they last over time, and what breaks down. Believe me - been there, done that.So now it's many months later, and I have to say, we are quite pleased with the improvements of this Roomba over the previous generations of Roombas. So first, for those who don't even have ANY Roomba yet (hard to believe!). Roombas are awesome. We have cats, and we work from home so we're home all day. It is AMAZING how much dirt and dust and junk collects in the carpet every single day. Who really has time to vacuum their... 5/5 Lisa Shea "be the change you wish to see in t... - See all my reviews, December 12, 2007

    Beware of the "new" Roomba 560 now only for single room (updated review)

    UPDATE 12/19/2011My review in late 2007 describing the red side brush "amputee" problem and poor customer support is still the highest rated critical response on Amazon. Because of that experience, the recounting of which is in the original review appended below after this update, I had not bought an iRobot product in over four years. Now I have bought two "new" 560s, which arrived today (more about "new" below). This update is primarily for (i) previous owners of a 560 that are contemplating buying a "new" 560 or (ii) those that have information on the original 560 and mistakenly believe that this is what they will get if they order a "new" 560.If it were not for the problems discussed in this update, I would raise my rating to 3.5 stars. Once again, I think iRobot may be shooting itself in the foot. And what upsets me is that I really want to see this company succeed.By way of disclosure I have owned several of every generation of Roomba. I... 2/5 Matrixunloaded (Dallas, TX) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: iRobot 560 Roomba Vacuuming Robot, Black and Silver (Kitchen) UPDATE 12/19/2011My review in late 2007 describing the red side brush "amputee" problem and poor customer support is still the highest rated critical response on Amazon. Because of that experience, the recounting of which is in the original review appended below after this update, I had not bought an iRobot product in over four years. Now I have bought two "new" 560s, which arrived today (more about "new" below). This update is primarily for (i) previous owners of a 560 that are contemplating buying a "new" 560 or (ii) those that have information on the original 560 and mistakenly believe that this is what they will get if they order a "new" 560.If it were not for the problems discussed in this update, I would raise my rating to 3.5 stars. Once again, I think iRobot may be shooting itself in the foot. And what upsets me is that I really want to see this company succeed.By way of disclosure I have owned several of every generation of Roomba. I... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , November 20, 2007
    List Price: $449.99
    Vacuuming robot picks up dirt and debris with the touch of a button
    Measures 16-3/4 by 21 by 5 inches; 1-year limited warranty
    Anti-tangle technology; gentle-touch bumper system; built-in cliff sensors
    Easy-to-empty bagless dustbin; fine-filtration system traps allergens
    Self-charging Home Base, 2 Auto Virtual Walls, an extra filter, and more included


  • dealz4real

    iRobot Roomba 560 Vacuum Cleaner

    Home (dealz4real)

    Rating (231 reviews):
    (4.6/5)
    dealz4real

    Great!

    0 5/5 drexel75 - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: iRobot Roomba 560 Vacuum Cleaner (Home) I used to have to vacuum everyday because of dog hair. Now this roomba does it for me and gets the carpets a whole lot cleaner than my other vacuum.EDIT: One year later and this baby keeps ticking. This is by far the best purchase i have made of my entire life. Im not kidding. I have a German Shedder that keeps the floor covered in hair and this thing takes care of it. Refurbished? only difference is i got a better deal. Ive dropped this thing numerous times and it keeps ticking. spilled stuff on it. you name it. Just needs maintenence to keep it clean - the brushes collect hair after a while. Im only on my second filter - they last a long time. Its about time to change the brushes but it still works like a charm.Summary: If you have a bad shedding animal then this item will change your life. no more vacuuming everyday. You do have to empty it everyday but thats easy to do. Buy this now if you got fur problems. It cleans the floor like you wouldnt believe. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , June 8, 2012

    like it a lot

    0 4/5 Gary "GR" (Chicago, IL) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: iRobot Roomba 560 Vacuum Cleaner (Home) The pros:You can schedule it to clean and never touch it again except to empty the dirt.It does a good job of cleaning hardwood floors on my main level (kitchen, hall, living and dining rooms), moves around furniture nicely, and is reliable. The floor never looks dirty or dusty, and there is always a good deal of dirt in the unit to empty indicating that it works.Ihe Cons:It is a little loud, and more importantly it tends to climp up the leg of a coffee table and just shut off.I do recommend the unit, it saves me a great deal of effort every week. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , August 26, 2011

    Proven to work

    I already owned two refurbished 560s, When I bought them last year I went with pre-own because I did not want to waste too much money if they turned out to be mere toys. Now I am sufficiently assured with their performance that I went ahead and bought two more.Why refurbished? Because:1. At the time that I bought them they were at about the same price point as the newer Roomba 630, but 560 has scheduler, and iRobot no longer sell new 560s.2. I figured if any of them start to fail, I could scavenge the parts since I already owned two.3. The two units I bought from a year ago were still going strong, and could run for two hours straight. So their reliability and usefulness were proven.4. Not sure about other sellers, but I bought from Otter Creek Trading: fast shipping with 3-month warranty by iRobot,Last year, one of the two 560s came with the new AeroVac upgrade. This year, both 560s came with AeroVac dust bin. Other than that,... 5/5 Philip K - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: iRobot Roomba 560 Vacuum Cleaner (Home) I already owned two refurbished 560s, When I bought them last year I went with pre-own because I did not want to waste too much money if they turned out to be mere toys. Now I am sufficiently assured with their performance that I went ahead and bought two more.Why refurbished? Because:1. At the time that I bought them they were at about the same price point as the newer Roomba 630, but 560 has scheduler, and iRobot no longer sell new 560s.2. I figured if any of them start to fail, I could scavenge the parts since I already owned two.3. The two units I bought from a year ago were still going strong, and could run for two hours straight. So their reliability and usefulness were proven.4. Not sure about other sellers, but I bought from Otter Creek Trading: fast shipping with 3-month warranty by iRobot,Last year, one of the two 560s came with the new AeroVac upgrade. This year, both 560s came with AeroVac dust bin. Other than that,... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , August 13, 2013
    List Price: $379.99
    Price: $220.00
    You Save: $159.99 (42%)
    On-board scheduling allows you to preset up to seven times per week for Roomba to clean when it's most convenient for you
    Anti-tangle technology; gentle-touch bumper system; built-in cliff sensors
    Factory Refurbished by iRobot to new operating specs
    Two Auto Virtual Walls create an invisible barrier that blocks Roomba from entering off-limit areas
    Self-charging Home Base, 2 Auto Virtual Walls, an extra filter, and more included


  • iRobot

    iRobot Roomba 630 Vacuum Cleaning Robot for Pets

    Home (iRobot)
    List Price: $349.99

    The included Virtual Wall keeps Roomba cleaning where you need it and blocks off-limit areas
    iAdapt is an advanced system of software and sensors that ensures Roomba vacuums every section of your room and cleaning areas you cannot easily reach
    Roomba 630 picks up an amazing amount of dirt, pet hair and other debris with its patented 3 stage cleaning system
    Dirt Detect technology employs an acoustic sensor to identify dirtier areas and spends more time cleaning them


  • iRobot

    iRobot Roomba 650 Automatic Robotic Vacuum (Certified Refurbished)

    Home (iRobot)
    List Price: $499.99
    Price: $308.95
    You Save: $191.04 (38%)

    Dirt Detect technology employs an acoustic sensor to identify dirtier areas and spends more time cleaning them
    iAdapt is an advanced system of software and sensors that ensures Roomba vacuums every section of your room
    Ships in the retail box pictured. Roomba 650 picks up an amazing amount of dirt, pet hair and other debris with its patented 3 stage cleaning system
    This Certified Refurbished product is manufacturer refurbished, shows limited or no wear, and includes all original accessories plus a 90-day iRobot warranty
    The included Virtual Wall keeps Roomba cleaning where you need it and blocks off-limit areas


  • iRobot

    iRobot 530 Roomba Vacuuming Robot, White

    Home (iRobot)
    List Price: $299.99

    Self-charging Home Base, 2 Virtual Walls, an extra filter, and more included
    Anti-tangle technology; gentle-touch bumper system; built-in cliff sensors
    Measures 16-3/4 by 21 by 5 inches; 1-year limited warranty
    Vacuuming robot picks up dirt and debris with the touch of a button
    Easy-to-empty bagless dustbin; fine-filtration system traps allergens


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    Moneual MR6550 Rydis Hybrid Robot Vacuum and Dry Mop Cleaner

    Home (Moneual USA, Inc.)
    List Price: $399.99

    High powered bldc motor
    Remote and 1 indicator included
    Remote and 1 Indicator Included
    2800mah Lithium Iron Phosphate Battery
    Removable mop cleaning pad
    2800mah lithium iron phosphate battery
    High Powered BLDC Motor
    Removable Mop Cleaning Pad
    Motion Play Control
    Motion play control


  • iRobot

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