Hacking Roomba: ExtremeTech

Hacking Roomba: ExtremeTech

by Tod E. Kurt


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780470072714
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 11/20/2006
Series: ExtremeTech Series , #48
Edition description: BK&ACCES
Pages: 456
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Tod E. Kurt has engineered hardware and software for robotic camera systems that went to Mars. Although he has degrees in electrical engineering and physics, Tod's career as a robotics hacker really began when he took apart his BigTrak, radio-controlled car, and chemistry set box to build an upright programmable robot when he was 12.

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Table of Contents



Part I: Interfacing.

Chapter 1: Getting Started with Roomba.3

Chapter 2: Interfacing Basics.

Chapter 3: Building a Roomba Serial Interface Tether.

Chapter 4: Building a Roomba Bluetooth Interface.

Chapter 5: Driving Roomba.

Chapter 6: Reading the Roomba Sensors.

Part II: Fun Things to Do.

Chapter 7: Making RoombaView.

Chapter 8: Making Roomba Sing.

Chapter 9: Creating Art with Roomba.

Chapter 10: Using Roomba as an Input Device.

Part III: More Complex Interfacing.

Chapter 11: Connecting Roomba to the Internet.

Chapter 12: Going Wireless with Wi-Fi.

Chapter 13: Giving Roomba a New Brain and Senses.

Chapter 14: Putting Linux on Roomba.

Chapter 15: RoombaCam: Adding Eyes to Roomba.

Chapter 16: Other Projects.

Appendix A: Soldering and Safety Basics.

Appendix B: Electrical Diagram Schematics.

Appendix C: iRobot Roomba Open Interface (ROI) Specification.


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