Hacking Roomba

Cool new Roomba hack from Isobot

Chris Meyers, aka isobot has created a really neat Bluetooth hack for his Roomba Red.

isobot roomba

It looks to be similar in implementation to my Bluetooth adapter but is mounted internally to the Roomba, opening up the possibility of stealthily hiding the adapter. And hiding the fact that the Roomba can now talk back to and be controlled by a computer.

I bet someone could lay out a little PCB with surface mount components that would be really tiny and easily fit within a Roomba.


3 Comments so far

  1. omphteliba November 29th, 2006 12:11 pm

    do i get it right: now a computer can calculate the best “cleaning-trip” for the roomba and remote control him?

  2. Dan March 11th, 2008 12:53 am

    To answer omph, that would be possible with any wireless control device.

    Fitting it inside the original case is a definite +

  3. stevec January 21st, 2009 1:56 pm

    That would be an interesting version for Irobot to put out, a ROOMBA that wireless connects to your PC which computes and controls it for the best most reliable cleaning.