MAKE pal Todbot’s Hacking Roomba book is now available for pre-order! It’s all about how to turn your Roomba into your own singing, dancing, art making robot and will be shipping in mid-November, just in time for the holidays! – Link & Amazon.
A gizmo as cool as Roomba just begs to be hacked. Now, with this book and the official ROI specification furnished by iRobotÂ®, 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 BluetoothÂ® 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 LinuxÂ® on Roomba.
- Features a companion Web site.
- Make a Roomba Serial Interface- Link.
- HOW TO – Roomba Bluetooth Interface- Link.
- Line following Roomba mod- Link.
- Tons of Roomba projects – Link.
Update: Tod wrote in! “Thanks for the mention! Amazon has the old color of the book, it’s actually blue. The official site of the book is available at: http://hackingroomba.com/ Watch for new bonus hacks every few weeks or so!”