Just wondering if someone could give me an estimate as to how much something like this would cost. I know, I'm an outsider, and this may seem ridiculous, but some of you may find this interesting.
I want to build a robotic floor distressing machine, similar to the Rhomba, but using 2 car batteries stacked on top of each other to add weight as well as give it more juice.
The idea is to have a machine that will purposely distress a hardwood floor using a metal wire brush instead of nylon vacuum bristles, as well as having 3 randomly placed metal spikes on the wheels. The machine would run exactly as does the Rhomba machines do, so as to randomly cover a room in x minutes (ie 5 hours for 200 sq.ft). Also, I don't know how much more difficult this would be, but possibly use some type of grinder that randomly drops on the floor every so often as to leave a different type of gash on the floor here and there.
I run a hardwood flooring company and am looking for a way to randomly distress hardwood floors without breaking my back and knees. I have over $20k invested in tools, and always looking for new toys!