Hacking Roomba book now available for pre-order

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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.

Book notes:
A gizmo as cool as Roomba just begs to be hacked. Now, with this book and the official ROI specification furnished by iRobot®, 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 Bluetooth® 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 Linux® 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: Watch for new bonus hacks every few weeks or so!”

4 thoughts on “Hacking Roomba book now available for pre-order

  1. With all due respect, i think the cover change was a good move. The one shown above is a little busy and confusing…

    Looks like a spectacular tome, though!

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