If you’ve got a MacBook and a Roomba, try out this way of using the MacBook’s built-in tilt sensors and Perl to control your Roomba
Full details available on the project page.
that’s amazing. fine work.
I’d like to see that with a Wiimote.
Nice work! Lets see it with a Wiimote next!
wow put that technology into some RC cars or boats, that would be fuun looking at
Very cool! Now use bluetooh with a Wii Controller, the accelerometers in there, and control your roomba with the laptop as the server, that would be very interesting!
Now, lets see this hooked up to your Wiimote. Imagine, vacuuming your whole room without ever getting up, by just using your Wiimotes’ tilt sensors. I guess connected over bluetooth to your macbook, which is then connected to the Roomba.
It would seem, though, that this could be run over a PC, because the need for built-in tilt sensors is not needed.
Good job, are there any other laptops with tilt sensors on them, did you try it with them. Perl is portable enough … :)
Anil, I’m not sure which other laptops have accelerometers. I recall hearing that some Thinkpads had them and someone wrote a tool for Linux that could access them, but from what I remember, it wasn’t nearly as accurate as the MacBook’s.
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