We do not have a dog where I live, but we do have Roombas (and a cat). While this example above is funny, it’s also a fun engineering challenge. How would you modify the Roomba to detect dog poop and stop instead of making modern art all over the place?

Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.

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