With the inexorable march of technology, all dead-tree books describing technology will eventually become out-of-date. This page catalogs the changes between the printed book and what’s the current start of the Roomba art.
Additionally, whenever new tools and techniques are discovered that improve upon those discussed in the book, they will be mentioned here.
- A copy editing mistake crept in at the last moment that removed most of the articles (“a”, “the”) before the word “Roomba”. Thus phrases like “underneath the Roomba” & “inside a Roomba” became “underneath Roomba” & “inside Roomba”. Just pretend I’m Russian, I guess.–24 Nov 2006
- I incorrectly credited Kevin Gabbert for writing RoombaFX. It was actually created by some folks at Microsoft in their spare time. Kevin was correctly attributed as the author of Roomba-Term, which uses his C# Roomba library.
- Minor updates in Arduino have necessitated changes in the Arduino example code. More to come. –24 Nov 2006
- The circuit schematic for the serial tether neglects to show the connection from the DB-9 pin 5 to GND. Thanks to Erik Vermeulen and Filipe Augusto for catching this.