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Thinking of buying Roomba (robotic vaccum)
« on: December 23, 2008, 07:04:06 PM »
I am looking to buy a robotic vacuum but i was wondering if any one has any decent ideas on how to make one.

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Re: Thinking of buying Roomba (robotic vaccum)
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2008, 07:07:04 PM »
build the $50 robot with object avoidence and strap a one of those hand held rechargeble vacumes to it
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Re: Thinking of buying Roomba (robotic vaccum)
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2008, 07:18:22 PM »
build the $50 robot with object avoidence and strap a one of those hand held rechargeble vacumes to it
Wouldn't the weight callapse it and if it doesnt i wouldn't be able to drive it because motors are to weak

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Re: Thinking of buying Roomba (robotic vaccum)
« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2008, 07:20:41 PM »
You can always build it stronger and use high torque servos.

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Re: Thinking of buying Roomba (robotic vaccum)
« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2008, 07:28:06 PM »
i think your thinking of a regular vacum i am think of something like this
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Re: Thinking of buying Roomba (robotic vaccum)
« Reply #5 on: December 23, 2008, 07:39:22 PM »
i think your thinking of a regular vacum i am think of something like this

Still too heavy for the $50 Robot , you would need to upgrade the servos , but still thats really easy to do.
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Re: Thinking of buying Roomba (robotic vaccum)
« Reply #6 on: December 23, 2008, 07:46:28 PM »
would i have to do anything other than change the servos? is there any other changes that would be needed?

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Re: Thinking of buying Roomba (robotic vaccum)
« Reply #7 on: December 23, 2008, 07:47:23 PM »
and a better chasi then in the tut
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Re: Thinking of buying Roomba (robotic vaccum)
« Reply #8 on: December 26, 2008, 11:09:03 PM »
The battery on the Roomba self discharges within a week, so you constantly need to keep it charged. It also requires being emptied/cleaned often.

That being said, I used it all the time back in the US. I turn it on before I leave for work, and come back home to a cleaned floor. :)

 


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