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Download free software Listed at the link above, then use it to program the microcontroller or other device with motion commands for the Roomba. 6. Connect microcontroller or other device to Roomba's serial port with cable. 7.

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Popular Science gives our readers the information and tools to improve their technology and their world. The core belief that Popular Science and our readers share: The future is going to be better, and science and technology are the driving forces that will help make it better.

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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

479 pages

Take This Stuff and Hack It!

Creator: Dave Prochnow | 2006-08-23

This product enables anyone to access and control all of the functions of a Roomba. Did you program Roomba with an eye toward designing a product like Mind Control which would allow users to “program” the robot themselves? Actually, no.

Publisher: McGraw-Hill/TAB Electronics

About this book
Hack into common household products and convert them into really cool stuff! This true hacker's guide shows how 30 common household items can be hacked and tweaked into products totally different than what the manufacturer intended. Garage and basement tinkerers will get fully illustrated step-by-step coverage of exactly which products are "hackable," how to hack them, and how to convert them into some unique, fun stuff. You will learn how to hack a telephone solicitor zapper that hangs up on phone spammers, create a robot that's a digital plaything for Fido, and hack their home into an abode that would make a security expert envious.

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Roomba - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Roomba is a series of autonomous robotic vacuum cleaners sold by iRobot. Roomba was introduced in 2002. [1] As of Feb 2014, over 10 million units have been sold ...

iRobot Roomba 790 review - CNET
The Good The charming Roomba 790 cleans your home reasonably well, requiring little human intervention past programming and dustbin emptying. The Bad Its ...

iRobot - STEM
Inspiring The Next Engineers and Scientists. iRobot is committed to building a future for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education in the United States.

How to Program Roomba - Robot App Store
The first App Store for applications for robots. With Robot App Store in the Cloud, your robots are always up-to-date with the coolest apps

iRobot Home Cleaning Robots: Vacuuming, Floor Washing ...
Visit iRobot and discover our home cleaning robots, including Roomba, Scooba, Verro, Dirt Dog and Looj. iRobot creates robots that make a difference.


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