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March 31, 2006

Bluetooth Controlled Roomba

at 12:33 am. Filed under Cool Gadgets, Electronic Hacks

The guys over at Spark Fun are having a blast creating cool electronics and gadgets that use them. This Bluetooth controlled Roomba is a prime example. They are using their WiTilt module to send the Roomba direction information. Plans and code are available on their site so that you can build your own. I am looking forward to see what will come next. How will they top the roomba and the GPS Wall Clock project.

“It’s a very simple idea, get some tilt values, translate them into throttle and radius commands that the Roomba can understand, and then transmit them over the Bluetooth wireless link. But get ready for some technical talk and a breakdown of ADCs, serial com, and some funky math.”

Here are some video clips of it in action:
Video 1
Video 2

Source: Make


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3 Responses to “Bluetooth Controlled Roomba”

  1. Randy W. Says:

    Ok this is fantastic! Have fun while you get some work done 🙂

  2. JJ Says:

    That tilt module would be great as a TV remote. Tilt front and back for channels and right and left for volume!

  3. Don't Spam Me Says:

    The tilt module should be made into a game controller for all the people that think leaning to the left and right when playing games help… You know who they are, always bumping into you on the couch when playing head to head racing games. 😉

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