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This is creepy and weird in a totally “I SO want that on MY Roomba” sorta way! It’s a cover for the Roomba, the “i-Toad,” made from needle felted Romney and Jacob wool and glass eyes. And you thought the housepets were freaked out about your Roomba before!

I-Toad

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture, including the first book about the web (Mosaic Quick Tour) and the Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Building Robots. He is currently working on a best-of collection of his writing, called Borg Like Me.


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  1. Bruce says:

    Man, this is so awesome it makes me want to go out and buy a roomba!

  2. BG says:

    While this is actually VERY scary to look at.. it brings to mine the unmined market for “ROOMA COVERS”.

    I mean, yes they look stylish as it is – but it’d be so totally cool if you could make it look like some else as it cleans your house.

  3. Ollie says:

    I can’t believe that pile of wool turned into such a realistic lizard! That’s a lot of work!

  4. cyenobite2 says:

    Forget the roomba, I just want the toad cover.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Ah! This reminds me of the electronic cat that my aunt had in the ’80s – Petster. http://www.x-entertainment.com/articles/0849/

    The cat scared me, as did the crazy-looking pool cleaner that prowled her pool.

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