Modded Roomba Lays Down Graffiti for its Brother to Clean Up

By Jimmy Rogers (@me)
Contributing Writer, [GAS]

If you are familier with iRobot, the people who make the everybody’s favorite robotic vacuum cleaner, you know they are famous for their hacker spirit.  There’s even a hackable version of the Roomba to support the community of tinkerers who have gathered around it.

Well iRobot has been doing some tinkering of their own and came up with this little beauty.  Instead of sweeping up, it sprinkles powder in nifty configurations on your carpet.

This reminds me of the Math and Science Center I went to as a child.  They had a robotic turtle with a pen in the middle that would write on a big sheet of paper anything you typed into the terminal.   Robots are awesome!

[Botropolis via Gizmodo]

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8 Responses to Modded Roomba Lays Down Graffiti for its Brother to Clean Up

  1. I TOTALLY REMEMBER THAT TURTLE THING. It tore a hole through the paper the first time they tried to run it when I was there.

    • Oh yeah you were totally there too….I totally forgot! Now you'll have to read all my posts just to make sure you catch all of the childhood memories I will now hide in them.

  2. I TOTALLY REMEMBER THAT TURTLE THING. It tore a hole through the paper the first time they tried to run it when I was there.

    • Oh yeah you were totally there too….I totally forgot! Now you’ll have to read all my posts just to make sure you catch all of the childhood memories I will now hide in them.

  3. Ah, useless mods. This doesn't seem as fun as it should be since the roomba takes so long to create the images/words. I wouldn't have the patience.

  4. Ah, useless mods. This doesn’t seem as fun as it should be since the roomba takes so long to create the images/words. I wouldn’t have the patience.

  5. This'd be better if you could wardrive-hack these things. Some random guy comes home to find his Roomba has left a message, saying 'We know. Don't worry. We won't tell.' And his wife comes home to find him vaccuuming furiously for no apparent reason…lol

  6. This’d be better if you could wardrive-hack these things. Some random guy comes home to find his Roomba has left a message, saying ‘We know. Don’t worry. We won’t tell.’ And his wife comes home to find him vaccuuming furiously for no apparent reason…lol

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