Arduino + Roomba: The Ard2-D2oomba?

Arduino Robotics
YouTube player

Star Wars fans should remember the Death Star’s small maintenance robot in Episode IV which runs away after Chewbacca growls at it. Well, composer and producer has created a nice little robot that might feel at home in the Star Wars universe — it’s a Roomba outfitted with an Arduino that gives it voice control as well as provide some interesting audio feedback.

Mike explains his voice-controlled Roomba 530: 

It uses the Arduino Uno, the VRBot voice recognition module, and the MP3Trigger from SparkFun. When it recognizes the voice command, it plays back R2D2 and starts cleaning.

Discuss this article with the rest of the community on our Discord server!


Ready to dive into the realm of hands-on innovation? This collection serves as your passport to an exhilarating journey of cutting-edge tinkering and technological marvels, encompassing 15 indispensable books tailored for budding creators.