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Building Robots With Lego Mindstorms

Creator: Mario Ferrari, Giulio Ferrari, Ralph Hempel | Technology & Engineering - 2002-01-05

Though these robots may be simple, they have their merits in applying some of the concepts discussed in Part I and in introducing some new ideas. For example, the Floor Sweeper covers room navigation, suggesting approaches that refer to ...

Publisher: Syngress

About this book
Lego robots! Mindstorms are sweeping the world and fans need to learn how to programme them Lego Mindstorms are a new generation of Lego Robots that can be manipulated using microcomputers, light and touch sensors, an infrared transmitter and CD-ROMs. Since Lego launched Lego Mindstorms in late 1998 sales have skyrocketed - with no sign of slowing down. Mindstorms have captured the imagination of adults and children alike, creating a subculture of Mindstorm enthusiasts around the world. The kits are now a staple part of engineering and computer science classes at many high profile Universities. Building Robots with Lego Mindstorms provides readers with a fundamental understanding of the geometry, electronics, engineering, and programming required to build your own robots. Mario and Giulio Ferrari are world-renowned experts in the field of Lego Mindstorms robotics, and in this book they share their unrivaled knowledge and expertise of robotics as well as provide a series of chapters detailing how to design and build the most exotic robots. Mario and Giulio also give detailed explanations of how to integrate Lego Mindstorms kits with other Lego programmable bricks such asScout and Cybermaster, as well as with non-robotic Lego Technics models.



587 pages

Creating Cool MINDSTORMS NXT Robots

Creator: Daniele Benedettelli | Technology & Engineering - 2008-04-25

CHAPTER 7 Mine Sweeper The protagonist of this chapter is a compact wheeled robot equipped with a frontal ... The robot you are going to build could have been given many other different names: garbage collector, floor sweeper, ...

Publisher: Springer

About this book
Build and program MINDSTORM NXT robots withDaniele Benedettelli, one of the world's most respected NXT robot builders. He shows you how to build and program them from scratch, starting with the simplest robots and progressing in difficulty to a total of seven award–winning robots! You can download all the code, along with low–resolution videos that show how your robot works when it's finished. You don't need to be a programmer to develop these cool robots because all the code is provided, but advanced developers will enjoy seeing the secrets of Benedettelli's code and techniques revealed. What you'll learn How to create award–winning robots from scratch to final programming. How to build each robot and which materials to use. Why certain features have specific designs. How to program your robot–all code is available for free download. Inspiration and tips and tricks on robotics, a particularly valuable resource for teachers and students. Who this book is for Anyone interested in building robots or seeing how it is done. Programmers interested in learning how robots are programmed.



325 pages

Sensor based intelligent robots, international workshop, Dagstuhl Castle, Germany, September 28-October 2, 1998 : selected papers

Creator: Henrik I. Christensen, Horst Bunke, Hartmut Noltemeier | Computers - 1999

Examples of mass produced mobile systems include the Help- Mate Robotics platform for delivery of food and x-ray plates at hospitals, and the RoboKent floor sweeper produced by the Kent Corporation. Both have only been produced in ...

Publisher: Springer Verlag

About this book
This book constitutes the thorougly refereed post-proceedings of an international workshop on sensor based Intelligent Robot held in Dagstuhl Castle, Germany in September/October 1998. The 17 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed for inclusion in the book. Among the topics addressed are robot navigation, motion planning, autonomous mobile robots, wheelchair robots, interactive robots, car navigation systems, visual tracking, sensor based navigation, distributed algorithms, computer vision, intelligent agents, robot control, and computational geometry.


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  • O-Cedar

    O-Duster Robotic Floor Cleaner

    Health and Beauty (O-Cedar)

    Rating (110 reviews):
    (3.3/5)
    O-Cedar

    This is the most amazing thing ever…

    A couple of years ago I bought my sister the first generation of the Mint Automatic Hard Floor Cleaner for about $250.00. Several weeks ago I ran across the O’Cedar O’Duster at Wal-Mart for about $40.00 and made an impulse purchase. I was so impressed that I got my mom the O’Duster for Christmas. My review will not only comment on my experience with the O’Cedar product but also compare the O’Duster to the Mint.Both of these products are hard floor sweepers (note I said “sweeper”. There is no sucking action on either of them.). They use a disposable cloth product to sweep wood, tile, vinyl, etc. They will not work on carpets/rugs; nor, are they designed to wet-clean the floor. These do not take the place of mopping.First, a description of the O’Cedar O’Duster…There is a round plastic center housing that is about eight inches in diameter and a little over two inches tall. It is surrounded... 5/5 M. Nance - See all my reviews, December 30, 2013

    Helps to keep up with the dust on hardwood flooring

    0 4/5 Russ - Largo, Fl - See all my reviews This review is from: O-Duster Robotic Floor Cleaner (Health and Beauty) Carpets can help to contain dust. My new hardwood floors do not. I am constantly coughing at night from dust in my bedroom because the hard flooring allows dust and hair to float around. This inexpense unit really helps.Be certain to give your room (floor) a thorough dusting and cleaning along with all of the furniture. Now, you are ready to use this unit. Let it do it's thing every other day and you will really notice a reduction in dust and hair.Easy to use. rechargeable. I would recommend you try it.Note: Ideally, floor should be clear of cords, books and junk. Have it start in the middle of the room if possible. Close your door or it will leave and work on the tile outside your bedroom!! 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , March 27, 2013

    Great concept, motor not up to task

    I saw this on TV while I was swiffering the floor and decided on the spot to get it, even though it was still too new at the time to have reliable online reviews (it wasn't even on Amazon yet). At $40, it was worth the gamble and I drove to town to get it. It took some doing: according to the O-Cedar website at the time, only two retailers carried it. I tried two Targets unsuccessfully, and finally hunted one down at Walmart.Initially, for the price -- I loved it. Our hardwood floors are low traffic and the dog sheds little, so once I figured out the few spots the robot would get trapped and fenced them off, the little guy worked like a charm. I was thrilled. Until...the motor burned out after five days. Still willing to give it the benefit of the doubt, I assumed I'd happened to get a bum unit and I went to Walmart to exchange it. To my chagrin, I was told that buyers were bringing them back in droves with the same issue and the chain would no longer carry them, period... 1/5 Ochre - See all my reviews This review is from: O-Duster Robotic Floor Cleaner (Health and Beauty) I saw this on TV while I was swiffering the floor and decided on the spot to get it, even though it was still too new at the time to have reliable online reviews (it wasn't even on Amazon yet). At $40, it was worth the gamble and I drove to town to get it. It took some doing: according to the O-Cedar website at the time, only two retailers carried it. I tried two Targets unsuccessfully, and finally hunted one down at Walmart.Initially, for the price -- I loved it. Our hardwood floors are low traffic and the dog sheds little, so once I figured out the few spots the robot would get trapped and fenced them off, the little guy worked like a charm. I was thrilled. Until...the motor burned out after five days. Still willing to give it the benefit of the doubt, I assumed I'd happened to get a bum unit and I went to Walmart to exchange it. To my chagrin, I was told that buyers were bringing them back in droves with the same issue and the chain would no longer carry them, period... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , April 9, 2013
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    Uses exclusive, disposable electrostatic cloths
    Collects and retains dust and hair on an electrostatic disposable cloth
    Runs on rechargeable batteries, no need for cords.
    Self rotating duster with automatic navigation


  • iRobot

    Mint Automatic Hard Floor Cleaner, 4200

    Home (iRobot)

    Rating (766 reviews):
    (4.1/5)
    iRobot

    Fantastic cleaning robot!

    I must say, I'm impressed with the mapping system on this little guy. I have a very large (20'X20') open living room/kitchen area giving plenty of obstacles to confuse it. There's a staircase (which it deftly avoids), an island, a kitchen table with chairs, a couch and a number of tables for it to go under, an area rug and a piece of curved beveled glass on the floor that serves as a stand for a fireplace (which it surprisingly does not ride up on). Also, the room is overall "U" shaped with several entryways. This is the only robotic cleaner that has been able to figure this room out in its entirety. Other things to note is the room has a large fan and high, sloped ceilings and it can still find it's way.My Roomba did terribly. It would get stuck in one section, the Neato XV was OK but would miss some parts. This thing does a great job of freshening up the floor and getting at just about everything due to it's small size!One thing I did not know is the Mint... 5/5 Ryan Mckenney - See all my reviews, September 9, 2010

    Mint v Roomba: Which is hte Better Sucker

    The short version, for those reading many reviews quickly is this; the Mint has many advantages over the Roomba on a feature for feature basis. But at the end of the day, the Roomba is the better product and picked up a LOT more pet hair.Here's the longer version with the gory details:Both of these are great innovations. True, the Mint is far quieter, cheaper and cooler looking than the Roomba. It is also easier/cheaper to maintain. But the Roomba gets more dust off the floor, despite the fact that the Mint can get under places Roomba can not, and Roomba returns to its base for a re-charge on it's own, as needed. The Mint just dies in place.The guy on here who's review said that he sent his Roomba on a mission and then sent the Mint after it to discover dirt the Roomba missed, would have had the same result if he performed the experiment in reverse. I know b/c I did just that. these two devices clean differently, so any comparison is useless... 2/5 dusthater - See all my reviews This review is from: Mint Automatic Hard Floor Cleaner, 4200 (Kitchen) The short version, for those reading many reviews quickly is this; the Mint has many advantages over the Roomba on a feature for feature basis. But at the end of the day, the Roomba is the better product and picked up a LOT more pet hair.Here's the longer version with the gory details:Both of these are great innovations. True, the Mint is far quieter, cheaper and cooler looking than the Roomba. It is also easier/cheaper to maintain. But the Roomba gets more dust off the floor, despite the fact that the Mint can get under places Roomba can not, and Roomba returns to its base for a re-charge on it's own, as needed. The Mint just dies in place.The guy on here who's review said that he sent his Roomba on a mission and then sent the Mint after it to discover dirt the Roomba missed, would have had the same result if he performed the experiment in reverse. I know b/c I did just that. these two devices clean differently, so any comparison is useless... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , October 7, 2010

    Beware False Hopes

    First: notice the 5-star rating that I have given this.I agree with all of the 5-star reviewers: this product is worth the price (have had it about 6 weeks now). I have used it on vinyl (Congoleum/linoleum) floors, tile floors and wooden floors. It works well on all of them. Time will tell more.However, rather than repeat what others have said, I will describe some aspects that might disappoint you when/if you buy it, but these do not outweigh the benefits.- This does NOT do a deep clean. That takes elbow grease and this, naturally, is not heavy enough to scrub that well (you wouldn't want it to be that heavy). You will have to do a deep clean first. The Mint will then maintain that clean floor. I use it about once a week.- The designers did a generally good job, except for the week when they all took vacation at once and let the janitor decide where to put the charging port. Believe or not, these idiots put the port in a spot on the... 5/5 Careful Reviewer - See all my reviews This review is from: Mint Automatic Hard Floor Cleaner, 4200 (Kitchen) First: notice the 5-star rating that I have given this.I agree with all of the 5-star reviewers: this product is worth the price (have had it about 6 weeks now). I have used it on vinyl (Congoleum/linoleum) floors, tile floors and wooden floors. It works well on all of them. Time will tell more.However, rather than repeat what others have said, I will describe some aspects that might disappoint you when/if you buy it, but these do not outweigh the benefits.- This does NOT do a deep clean. That takes elbow grease and this, naturally, is not heavy enough to scrub that well (you wouldn't want it to be that heavy). You will have to do a deep clean first. The Mint will then maintain that clean floor. I use it about once a week.- The designers did a generally good job, except for the week when they all took vacation at once and let the janitor decide where to put the charging port. Believe or not, these idiots put the port in a spot on the... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , September 21, 2010
    List Price: $199.99
    Compact robot floor cleaner runs up to 3 hours on single charge using microfiber cloths or most brands of disposable cloths
    Measures 9.6 inches wide by 8.5 inches deep by 3.1 inches high; 1-year warranty
    Guided by North Star Navigation System to methodically clean open areas, around furniture and rugs, and along room perimeter
    Low maintenance with no bins to empty or filters to change
    Whisper-quiet operation; turns itself off when finished


  • iRobot

    iRobot Braava 320 Floor Mopping Robot

    Home (iRobot)

    Rating (50 reviews):
    (4.3/5)
    iRobot

    Cleaning Buddy

    This iRobot Braava 320 works great on my ceramic tile floors.There is a large (nine feet by twenty-one feet in some places) foyer in this house that gets high usage from two entry doors. Off the foyer is an eight by twelve kitchen floor. Although the kitchen creates an "L" there is no obstruction -- it's just one smooth expanse of ceramic tiles.On the "sweep" setting, the iRobot takes care of this entire expanse, even when the direction cube is placed in the foyer. With the microfiber cloth, it does a fantastic job of dust-mopping the floor. When I first used it, I was fascinated by the criss-crossing patterns the iRobot was making, grabbed my Swiffer, and dust-mopped nearby sections of floor. Later, when the microfiber cloth was in the laundry, I attached a Swiffer dry cloth to the iRobot cleaning pad -- it fit perfectly. The microfiber cloth grabs some of the larger debris, but the Swiffer cloths don't do as good a job -- they're better for dust and fine... 5/5 J. A. Bell "she reads xyz" (Florida, USA) - See all my reviews, October 23, 2013

    iRobot Braava - loved by this homeowner (and her cats too)!

    I love this little robot. It's so quiet even my cats adore it; they follow it around and pretend to be scared (Run away! Run away!) when it turns around and appears to chase thrm. Then they take a nap on the sofa while it cleans the room.It would almost be worth the money just for that show every time i use it, but it also does an exceptional job cleaning my hardwood floors. It works far better than the roomba that i had, which was excrutiatingly loud and worse, it was so messy to clean out after it vacuumed i always had to clean the floor again AFTER using it.The iRobot Braava is not a vacuum though, it pushes (or drags) its pile of dust and cat hair along as it goes. Surprisingly it doesn't deposit any of it along it's way. I did accidentally begin (and have continued) by using what is supposed to be the wet cloth on its dry cleanings - maybe that helps, since it's thicker than a swiffer cloth. At the end of a Mint session the dirt it is hauling along is... 5/5 Lush Landscapes (New York) - See all my reviews This review is from: iRobot Braava 320 Floor Mopping Robot (Misc.) I love this little robot. It's so quiet even my cats adore it; they follow it around and pretend to be scared (Run away! Run away!) when it turns around and appears to chase thrm. Then they take a nap on the sofa while it cleans the room.It would almost be worth the money just for that show every time i use it, but it also does an exceptional job cleaning my hardwood floors. It works far better than the roomba that i had, which was excrutiatingly loud and worse, it was so messy to clean out after it vacuumed i always had to clean the floor again AFTER using it.The iRobot Braava is not a vacuum though, it pushes (or drags) its pile of dust and cat hair along as it goes. Surprisingly it doesn't deposit any of it along it's way. I did accidentally begin (and have continued) by using what is supposed to be the wet cloth on its dry cleanings - maybe that helps, since it's thicker than a swiffer cloth. At the end of a Mint session the dirt it is hauling along is... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , October 16, 2013

    My view

    0 5/5 Casey Hill III - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: iRobot Braava 320 Floor Mopping Robot (Misc.) I love it. If I had a wife I don't think she could clean the house as good. As a matter of fact I think I will marry Braava 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , December 3, 2013
    List Price: $199.99
    Cleans all hard wood surfaces including vinyl, hardwood and laminate
    Compact robot floor cleaner runs up to 3 hours on a single charge using microfiber cloths or most brands of disposable cloths
    Low maintenance with no bins to empty of filters to change
    Guided by North Star Navigation System to methodically clean open areas, around furniture and rugs, and along a room perimeter
    Whisper-quiet operation; turns itself off when finished


  • iTouchless

    iTouchless Robotic Intelligent Vacuum Cleaner PRO

    Home (iTouchless)

    Rating (84 reviews):
    (2.8/5)
    iTouchless

    Works good so far

    0 4/5 Emily F. Rushing (Statesboro, Georgia United States) - See all my reviews, May 23, 2010

    I had hope, but it died after just a few months...

    0 2/5 Jeanie (Troy, MT, United States) - See all my reviews, September 29, 2009

    It doesnt work on carpet.

    0 1/5 S. Zhang (California, USA) - See all my reviews, March 30, 2009
    List Price: $259.99
    Fully automatic and smart cleaner for all floor surfaces
    Remote control for manual operation
    Safety features build-in for unattended operation
    Goes under beds and furniture
    New PRO model with "Flat" Design


  • RoboMop

    RoboMop SoftBase Robotic Floor Sweeper

    Home (RoboMop)

    Rating (13 reviews):
    (3.3/5)
    RoboMop

    Simple but works

    0 5/5 Glenn Fitzgerald "GLF" (Bakersfield, CA) - See all my reviews, January 7, 2012

    Robomop SoftBase

    0 1/5 P. Mayhugh (Quality, KY United States) - See all my reviews, May 21, 2012

    Great Product

    0 4/5 Aubrey - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: RoboMop SoftBase Robotic Floor Sweeper (Kitchen) I Bought This as a Gift For A Friend so i really cant say i can give a accurate Review. My Friend was really Amazed and happy with it so Im Going to say Im Very Happy w it 2! 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , January 14, 2012
    The soft base design allows for even better access to corners
    Uses non woven electrostatic pads that reduces swirling dust
    RoboMop dustmops your floors so you don't have to
    Gentle to furniture- soft frame makes impact as gentle as possible


  • iRobot

    iRobot Braava 380t Floor Mopping Robot

    Home (iRobot)

    Rating (131 reviews):
    (4.1/5)
    iRobot

    With proper expectations set, this is the droid you've been looking for.

    We've had this little guy for about three months and have been using it pretty much every other day. I couldn't be happier with it's performance.This little robot is a helper, and keeping that in mind, you'll find your floors stay much cleaner in between your more dedicated cleaning sessions.That's not to say you're completely out of the picture. You have a responsibility to use this robot, and while his AI is quite impressive at times, it is still an appliance. This is not entirely a "set it and forget it" robot. Think of it as other helpful appliances. Your dishwasher is great! But you still need to properly load it, pre-rinse when necessary, and occasionally still scrape some dry food off of a fork with your thumbnail. Your washer and dryer are fantastic! But you still need to make time for use in your evenings, transfer from one to the other, and darn it, they still don't fold your clothes.The Braava, is like an appliance in that way... 5/5 Dan (Boston, MA) - See all my reviews This review is from: iRobot Braava 380t Floor Mopping Robot (Misc.) We've had this little guy for about three months and have been using it pretty much every other day. I couldn't be happier with it's performance.This little robot is a helper, and keeping that in mind, you'll find your floors stay much cleaner in between your more dedicated cleaning sessions.That's not to say you're completely out of the picture. You have a responsibility to use this robot, and while his AI is quite impressive at times, it is still an appliance. This is not entirely a "set it and forget it" robot. Think of it as other helpful appliances. Your dishwasher is great! But you still need to properly load it, pre-rinse when necessary, and occasionally still scrape some dry food off of a fork with your thumbnail. Your washer and dryer are fantastic! But you still need to make time for use in your evenings, transfer from one to the other, and darn it, they still don't fold your clothes.The Braava, is like an appliance in that way... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , September 25, 2013

    Good for maintenance, but will not clean a dirty floor

    I so desperately wanted this to work. As the mom of two kids under five, my floors remain perpetually sticky thanks to spilled juice, dribbled dinner, and a host of other toddler-induced messes. I was thrilled thinking that this floor mopping robot would help make my work load easier. It made me sad to learn that it did little more than just wipe my floors down. I tried it a few different ways: once with the dry sweeping cloth, once with water and the wet mopping cloth, and once with a swiffer wet cloth. It is super easy to use and after the first time I used it, it seemed to learn my kitchen fairly quickly. The bottom of the cloth showed that it had picked up some dirt, but there were still several spots of the floor that I later had to go back and clean by hand. If your floors are already in fairly good condition and you just want a quick touch-up between deep cleanings, I think the Braava can handle that, but if your floors are genuinely in need of mopping, this isn't going to make... 3/5 S. Brooks - See all my reviews, October 8, 2013

    Good for floors that you cant use Scooba on

    I have been a fan of the IRobot series of robot for several years now since originally purchasing a 300 series Scheduler (named Fred) and then later on the Scooba (named Wilma). And although not perfect, I have a few gripes about each, I still like these little cleaning wonders. The Braava 380 floor mopping robot is one of the latest offerings for iRobot with the Braava 380t being the higher end model of their floor mopping series and an alternative to the wet mopping Scooba. Since moving a couple years back and going from a house that had the type of flooring that a Scooba was ok to use with (i.e. ceramic tile and linoleum) to a different home with wood laminate that is not recommended for use on, I decided to look for an alternative to my Scooba. I originally spotted the Mint and decided to wait to see how the device faired and then after seeing IRobot buying Mint and making a version of their own, I went ahead and got the Braava (you guessed it named Pebbles).The... 4/5 JWink - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: iRobot Braava 380t Floor Mopping Robot (Misc.) I have been a fan of the IRobot series of robot for several years now since originally purchasing a 300 series Scheduler (named Fred) and then later on the Scooba (named Wilma). And although not perfect, I have a few gripes about each, I still like these little cleaning wonders. The Braava 380 floor mopping robot is one of the latest offerings for iRobot with the Braava 380t being the higher end model of their floor mopping series and an alternative to the wet mopping Scooba. Since moving a couple years back and going from a house that had the type of flooring that a Scooba was ok to use with (i.e. ceramic tile and linoleum) to a different home with wood laminate that is not recommended for use on, I decided to look for an alternative to my Scooba. I originally spotted the Mint and decided to wait to see how the device faired and then after seeing IRobot buying Mint and making a version of their own, I went ahead and got the Braava (you guessed it named Pebbles).The... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , November 3, 2013
    List Price: $299.99
    Knows where not to go- Braava's smart sensors avoid stairs, area rugs and raised transitions to carpet
    Cleans Edges- Perfect Edge technology allows Braava to clean right along walls and edges, and around chair legs and other obstacles for a complete clean
    Quiet operation and compact shape. Sweeps and mops hard surface floors. Sweep and Mop Mode.
    Pet-Perfect- Braava is ideal for picking up pet hair every day, but its whisper-quiet operation means your pets won't be bothered while Braava cleans
    Keeps on Cleaning- Braava's rechargeable battery cleans for up to 3 hours dry sweeping on a single charge, or up to 2 hours wet mopping


  • P3

    P3 P4960 V-Bot Robotic Vacuum Cleaner

    Home (P3)

    Rating (51 reviews):
    (3.6/5)
    P3

    A reconstruction of the Zoomba

    I liked that little red robo vac. I've had too of those zoombas and two Roombas.Anyway, to qualify what I said about Zoomba (and this P3)...no matter what anybody says--this robot is not for carpets of any depth--they are strictly for hard, smooth, slick, surfaces/ hardwood, linolium, congolium (all those mispelled oliums).......and that's why I got this.I already know what it will and won't do. It won't do carpets.--but--It 'is' a dustbuster on wheels and will vacuum non carpeted floors just fine.Unlike everybody else, I take that dust cloth and dip it in water--spray a little lysol on it--stick it back to bottom of the robot and let it 'lightly' dampmop and lightly sanitize my floors.All in all, I remember those nicad batteries dying after about six months..I'd suggest tenergy type C cells--they last three to five years (cost more to).That's why I'm here to day...looking for replacement battery... 5/5 Oldtechnohobbiest "Mr. Nobody" (Tennessee) - See all my reviews, October 15, 2010

    Would love it if it ran longer on the charge.

    This vacuum is awesome! If I charge it through the night and run it in the am, I don't need to empty out the small bin that collects dirt, hair(even min which is 2 ft. long!), it even picked up some wet spinach off the floor(small pieces, but unexpected, especially from the reviews I've read.)! It picks up more than my big vacuum can get to. It is rather large, same size of the base of a normal vacuum, maybe bigger in some cases. Still, it fits under cabinets, dishwasher and half way under my tv stand which is bending, so I can't blame the machine. It seems to clean very random, but does get everywhere! It only runs for about an hour(which is short since it runs over the same areas numerous times bouncing around. I usually block off one or 2 rooms and run it for 15-20 minutes before switching to other rooms. It seems to ensure it cleans the entire house, save for bathrooms before the batteries need recharging. It has many functions and runs random, circling, does around edges of... 4/5 Jennifer M. Spooner (USA) - See all my reviews, February 12, 2012

    suction

    0 1/5 Martin Bernal - See all my reviews, June 7, 2010
    List Price: $149.95
    Quiet operation; includes long-life rechargeable batteries and an AC adapter
    Measures 14 by 13-1/2 by 3-3/4 inches; 6-month limited warranty
    3 preprogrammed modes: Random, Spiral, and Along The Wall
    Robotic vacuum cleaner for wood, tiled, and carpeted floors
    Rotating brush for bare floors; stair-detection sensor; internal dustbin


  • O-Cedar

    Dual Action Microfiber Flip Mop

    Home (O-Cedar)

    Rating (28 reviews):
    (4.2/5)
    O-Cedar

    This is the Best mop around!

    0 5/5 Trey Marks ""lego dude"" (Legoland, USA) - See all my reviews, April 17, 2013

    Best Mop I Have Ever Used For Hardwood

    0 5/5 Angela C. Castillo "Fairy Girl" (Texas) - See all my reviews, November 19, 2013

    GREAT quality, genious design!

    0 5/5 Izzy - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Dual Action Microfiber Flip Mop (Kitchen) Exactly as described, well-made quality.I use this on my vinyl flooring. Mop with one side (use a spray mix), then "polish" with the flipside. Shortens floor-cleaning time and gets rid of any residue that might be left on the floor. Leaves floors clean and soft/shiny if that makes sense. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , October 17, 2013
    List Price: $19.99
    Price: $14.16
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    Mop Head rotates 360 degrees
    Double sided Microfiber & Chenille for wet and dry cleaning
    Is compatible with theDual Action Flip Mop Refill item #132590
    Use & Care Instructions: Use dry: Attracts and holds dirt, dust and hair for a thorough clean. Use damp: Cleans effectively without chemicals. To use damp, mist the floor using a spray bottle or remove pad off of base, rinse and wring by hand, and re-attach. Pad is machine or hand washable up to 100 times. Lay flat to dry. For best results do not use bleach or fabric softener and make sure Velcro® is attached before washing. Refills available. Change refill every three to six months for best results.
    Is eco-friendly and machine washable up to 100 times


  • Mint

    Mint Microfiber Cloths, Pack of 3

    Home (Mint)

    Rating (75 reviews):
    (4.4/5)
    Mint

    check prices

    0 4/5 Irnbru4u (outside seattle, WA United States) - See all my reviews This review is from: Mint Microfiber Cloths, Pack of 3 (Kitchen) while this USED to be a good price for these, mint's own website has these on half-price -$9.99. I don't know if this is a permanent price reduction, but it is worth a look. Also mint's own website has a pack of 3 mopping cloths for the same price ($9.99)which amazon so far doesn't offer.These cloths are so much better than using swifter or other prepaid disposable, and cheaper - just wash and tumble dry.(the only 4 stars was for the price on amazon)edit: April 2011 - rechecked mints own website again and they have reverted back to $20 again :( As with everything shop around! Just wish amazon would sell the pack of 3 mopping cloths on their own. The mopping cloths do hold a lot of 'fluid" (I just use one part vinegar to 9 parts water) so it does mop quite a bit before having to put more solution in front of mint to rewet cloths. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , February 24, 2011

    Wish I could just get mop pads

    0 3/5 Waeqh's Wife "Catholic Momma" (Wichita, KS) - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Mint Microfiber Cloths, Pack of 3 (Kitchen) Ok, I LOVE the mop pads for the mint but prefer regular microfiber pads for sweeping. The mop pads hold a lot of cleaning solution (I'm a 9 part water, 1 part vinegar type of girl) and do a great job cleaning floors. I am really annoyed that you have to get this set in order to get a mop pad! The sweeping cloths are alright but you have to change them very quickly. A regular microfiber cloth like Zwipes Microfiber 12-Pack of Cleaning Cloths capture more dust and dirt and hold it better. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , August 23, 2011

    Saves money in the long run

    0 5/5 Butch - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Mint Microfiber Cloths, Pack of 3 (Kitchen) I purchased the mint plus and some extra Mint Microfiber Cloths. I will probably purchase more in the future as it will save money in the long run. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , November 20, 2012
    List Price: $19.99
    Price: $14.49
    You Save: $5.50 (28%)
    3 pack includes 2 cloths for sweeping and 1 for mopping
    Washable and reusable
    Made with Starfiber microfiber


  • Shark

    4.8V Vacuum Battery for Shark V1700Z V1930 Replaces X1725QN

    Single Detail Page Misc (Shark)

    Rating (14 reviews):
    (4.1/5)
    Shark

    Pricey

    0 4/5 Casey P. "Casey" (Houston, TX) - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: 4.8V Vacuum Battery for Shark V1700Z V1930 Replaces X1725QN My little cordless Shark was lasting a pitiful amount of time so I turned it over and read the notice on the bottom. They recommend changing the battery pack every 9 months and mine is at least 5 years old.I found this battery pack on Amazon, bought it, replaced it and my little Shark is working once again.Problem is, with Shipping, it cost me $26.00. For another $10., I could have purchased a new vacuum.The battery pack works fine but IMO way overpriced. Next time, I'll just replace the vacuum and then everything will be new. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , November 16, 2012

    Shark Rechargable Battery

    0 5/5 Joseph Pascoe - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: 4.8V Vacuum Battery for Shark V1700Z V1930 Replaces X1725QN Forgot how bad my old battery was...Always recharging.....Now...I charge my Shark once a month.....Now I know where to buy parts for my Shark. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , March 19, 2014

    Replacement Battery

    0 5/5 linda - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: 4.8V Vacuum Battery for Shark V1700Z V1930 Replaces X1725QN Works just as well as the old one. Was easy to install, Fit perfectly and I've had it for two years now. No problems 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , February 1, 2014
    4.8V
    1500mAh
    For Shark V1700Z V1930
    Replaces X1725QN
    NiCD