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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.

456 pages

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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How to Troubleshoot a Roomba | eHow
How to Troubleshoot a Roomba. Roombas are a lifesaver for many busy housekeepers, but occasionally something goes amiss with these little robotic vacuum cleaners.

How to Repair a Roomba | eHow
A Roomba automatic vacuum can cut down the amount of time you have to spend cleaning your home. As it moves along the floor, the Roomba may become clogged or stuck.

Robot App Store | Knowledge-Base | 1 Introduction to ...
iRobot has published an API for Rooma - the Roomba SCI (Serial Command Interface). The idea is very simple: you need to transfer byte array to Roomba’s serial ...

Here is How to tell what Version Firmware is in you Roomba
You can tell the date of the software inside the roomba. Disconnect the roomba from the charger. Hold down the power button for about 10 seconds.

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have broken irobot roomba?, how to fix iRobot Roomba 9 beep error, bumper sensor repair, roomba circle dance repair, dust vacuum cleaner robot repair, Roomba 5xx 6xx ...


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