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The kit includes a bluetooth interface and necessary hardware for modding your Roomba.
A multiplatform software development toolkit allows you to get Roomba's status and issue realtime commands to it via your bluetooth enabled personal computer or portable computing device. The SDK includes a sample
application that shows you the Roomba's battery level, and lets you click arrows to turn and move the Roomba.
the ultimate multitasking machine [ed, Nov 22 2006]
[Dub, Nov 22 2006]
[Shz, Nov 22 2006]
First Result on Google
Searched Roomba Development Kit... [craigts, Nov 22 2006]
And now, a Roomba for your Roomba!
[theircompetitor, Feb 10 2013]
||I envision plenty of creative uses for a Roomba besides vacuuming.
||- creating crop circles
- serving snacks at a childrens' slumber party
- drawing a picture
- chasing pets
- emulating a pet
- finding land mines (only once)
- playing "tag"
- scaring away intruders
- performing arts (envision multiple Roombas spinning and moving in formation)
||Perhaps additional mods would be needed to achive some of these goals. But the Roomba is far more useful for such tasks than an rc car. The Roomba can detect the edges of objects, can prevent itself from falling down stairs.
||//can prevent itself from falling down stairs.//
||Hell I can't even do that!
||crop circles! Ha ha. (bun)
||Apparently roboticists around the globe are lamenting the demise of the AIBO, the best adapt-in-the-manner- of-your-choosing cheap bot to experiment with, and they're looking for a replacement. I think you've found it.
||//I envision plenty of creative uses for a Roomba besides vacuuming.// <link> <snicker>