New Space and Tech

Hacking a Roomba into a Rover

By Keith Cowing
April 8, 2013
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All terrain Roomba, Hack a Day

“This little rover gets around on rough terrain pretty well. [Dean Segovis] built it using parts from a Roomba. The Roomba uses wheels in conjunction with gearboxes that handle a lot of the dirty work in getting this prototype going. [Dean] grabbed four of them, as well as the motor controller board and batter, and installed them on this Rocker-bogie suspension.”

Note: We have several Roomba’s sitting on a shelf at McMoon’s (Bldg 596)…

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