I have three iRobots which help clean our house. I bought them about two years ago. As the one year warranty was coming up I called iRobot and asked them to help with various issues. They basically replaced all three of them. Now that I am at the one year point with the replacements I’m running out of options as things break. I can either fix it myself, or buy more shit. Obviously, I don’t want to pay for anything. This morning I took apart the battery pack in the Dirt Dog vacuum cleaner. After about 30 minutes of cutting, sawing, and taping I had a battery pack that was performing like a new one. Now instead of getting 10 minutes of lousy vacuuming I get over a hour of powerful cleaning. This saved about $60 which is the cost of buying a new replacement pack from iRobot.
MAKE – 06 Roomba Tronic
Take a tour into the underground robotic relentlessness of Roomba hacks, robots in the streets of Austin, and robot fighting.
Roomba Hacks – MAKE 10
Don’t let your Roomba just collect dust when you can hack, mod, and take over the world with your own (cleaning) robot army.