MAKE will be at the next Nerd Salon showing how to make Bluetooth / Serial controllers to control the iRobot robotic vacuum, oh and we’ll fight them to the death, bets will be taken in virtual currency (Lindens) – Link.
HOW TO – Make a Roomba Serial Interface – Link.
Videos from Roomba fights! – Link.
HOW TO – Roomba Bluetooth Interface – Link.
Roombahacks Wiki – Link.
And, we’re pleased to announce MAKE will a judge for the “RooTooth Potential Contest” – Here are the details from Fred! Maker of the RooTooth – “We are very excited about our RooTooth because RooTooth makes our Roomba bluetooth enabled and allows us to control it wirelessly from any bluetooth device. Cell phones, laptops, PDAs, and even embedded devices like RooTilt can now interact with Roomba wirelessly and make it more useful. Moreover, with the introduction of the Roomba Serial Control Interface – a software interface for controlling Roomba’s actuation and requesting it’s sensory data – you can now program Roomba for applications other than vacuuming. We want your coolest, craziest, and wackiest ideas that involve a RooTooth and a Roomba. We want to reward the ten most creative projects that use a Roomba and a RooTooth to make something totally cool and imaginative. – Link and enter here!
Pictured here, the Rootooth – Link.