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112 pages

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2006-01

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 wiley.com/go/extremetech.



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.


Questions and Answers Directory

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 an iRobot Roomba | eHow
How to Repair an iRobot Roomba. The iRobot Roomba is a disc-shaped robot vacuum that is intended for use in the home. Once its battery is fully charged, its user ...

How to send commands to Roomba - Robot App Store ...
Let's play a bit with the commands by sending them directly to Roomba’s serial port. We will demonstrate connection using a simple freeware RealTerm Serial ...

How to Program Roomba - Introduction - 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

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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    Review From A Robotic Vacuum Junkie!!

    Customer Video Review Length:: 5:52 Mins As some of you may know by now I love Robotic Vacuums so any chance I get to right a review on one I take it. Over the past 7 years I have owned probably over 12 robotic vacuums. Most being Irobot Roombas. I started with the Roomba Red and feel in love since. The Roomba Red performed very well for an early bird on the robotic vacuum market. I have owned almost all models of the Roomba all the way up to the current 670 I own. I also own a Neato XV11 and a LG Hombot. At one time I even had a Canadian Samsung Navibot and loved it until it wore out. Ok now onto the main star for today the Moneual MR6550 Rydis. Hope you had a chance to view my short video and if it helps anyone then that is great. I received the Rydis about a week ago and was very impressed with the packaging, not cheap, but very well designed and a lot of details were printed on exterior but who really cares about the outside it's what is side that counts. I quickly unboxed it and... 4/5 Michael Countryman "mike the camera man" (pelzer, sc) - See all my reviews, February 25, 2013

    Adequate, but not great - 3.5 stars

    The biggest problem I have with this unit is the lack of a floor-height sensor. We have about 2,000 square feet of hardwood downstairs, but all the bedrooms are carpeted and the bathrooms and laundry room are tiled. The 3/4" hardwood stands 1 1/2" higher than the tile or carpet, as there is 3/4" plywood foundation under it. The robot will drive off the wood and then promptly get stuck in whatever room it comes to. You MUST close doors if you use this on hardwoods, or you'll be searching for your stranded robot.The vacuum works fairly well, but it is not revolutionary by any means. My wife and I got it set up and put it to work and found that the vacuuming power of the unit is not that great, as we put sawdust on a rug and let the robot loose. The robot started by making random passes at what appeared to be 45-degree angles and didn't really come back to cover the areas it missed. It just ran off the edge of the rug, then onto the hardwood and down the hall. It... 4/5 TheTerrorBeyond (Tartarus) - See all my reviews This review is from: Moneual MR6550 Rydis Hybrid Robot Vacuum and Dry Mop Cleaner (Misc.) Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?) The biggest problem I have with this unit is the lack of a floor-height sensor. We have about 2,000 square feet of hardwood downstairs, but all the bedrooms are carpeted and the bathrooms and laundry room are tiled. The 3/4" hardwood stands 1 1/2" higher than the tile or carpet, as there is 3/4" plywood foundation under it. The robot will drive off the wood and then promptly get stuck in whatever room it comes to. You MUST close doors if you use this on hardwoods, or you'll be searching for your stranded robot.The vacuum works fairly well, but it is not revolutionary by any means. My wife and I got it set up and put it to work and found that the vacuuming power of the unit is not that great, as we put sawdust on a rug and let the robot loose. The robot started by making random passes at what appeared to be 45-degree angles and didn't really come back to cover the areas it missed. It just ran off the edge of the rug, then onto the hardwood and down the hall. It... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , February 27, 2013

    Flawed design--not ready for consumers

    I've been running the Moneual for a few months now, and I've definitely concluded that it is way inferior to my latest-generation Roomba. In fact, it drives me nuts and sometimes barely works. It is constantly (constantly!) getting stuck on everything from heating vents in the floor to literally the wall itself--it starts climbing the molding and gets stuck half on the wall. It is also constantly getting clogged on the input slot. The pet hair/dirt/whatever gets in the slot but not all the way into the dust trap, so it clogs and either gives an error message or keeps going without picking much more up. I have to use a hand vacuum to clear the input slot at least twice on an average run.Over and over, the Roomba makes me happy and this Moneual irritates me. If you are going to buy a robotic floor vacuum, I urge you not to spend your money on this vacuum but choose a Roomba instead.Other thoughts: In one test I did, I ran each robot on different... 1/5 Unity Dienes (Hollis, NH) - See all my reviews, March 14, 2013
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  • Powerextra™

    Powerextra™ Replacement Battery for iRobot Roomba APS 4905 400 Series Vacumm Cleaner

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