At the Hadrian Hotel

At the Hadrian Hotel

Thursday, March 09, 2006

ETech: Roomba Cockfighting

Those of you who read Make Magazine know that Phil Torrone has been working on remote-controlled Roomba vacuum cleaners. Well, tonight at ETech, Phil and Jeff Han got to test their mettle battling their Roombas in a Roomba cockfight. I took a few pictures and put them up on flickr. I also took 2 video clips of a short battle and a slightly longer battle. After a few more rounds of fighting, I suggested to Phil that we could mount my digital camera to the top of one of the Roombas to create the RoombaCam. The result is 5 video clips in RoombaVision™. They are round n-4, round n-3, round n-2, round n-1, and the final round.

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Tod E. Kurt said...

Just to point and to beam with pride a litte: the Roombas were mine and Phil's. The Bluetooth Roomba adapters in the blue disc containers were built by me.

If you'd like to build your own adapter or use the software I was using, see:

David said...

Hey Chris, I stumbled upon your site and noticed that you are in Pennington(my hometown).

Good luck with the Roomba hacking, I am looking into it myself*