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Old 07-09-2022, 05:15 AM   #1
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Do you own a Robot at home (Roomba, Spykee,...) ?


Hi,

There are many kind of robots, actually very popular in Japan, US,...
They ease the life for some of them.

Do you own a Robot at home (Roomba, Spykee,...) ?

Furthermore, with ARM boards, it is possible to fit Legos together (or other) and design a little robot, which is controlled over wlan.

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Old 07-10-2022, 02:17 PM   #2
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I use the WAP robot vacuum cleaner, it does the job well for me. But it can't get wet or it breaks.
 
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I did have a Roomba, but it broke.

What I did not do is enable the wireless connection or install the cell phone app. iRobot does not need to know when I'm vacuuming my house.
 
Old 07-10-2022, 08:49 PM   #4
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Hi,
Furthermore, with ARM boards, it is possible to fit Legos together (or other) and design a little robot, which is controlled over wlan.
Lego actually makes (made?) their own SBCs to do this, it was called 'Mindstorms' - I'm sure someone has gone the extra mile and gotten one of them to talk to an Arduino or Raspi at some point. If I remember right they were able to interface wirelessly via IR as well.
 
Old 07-11-2022, 09:56 AM   #5
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None that do actual 'work'. I do have a Spherio RVR, iRobot Create 2 (Roomba with vacuum guts removed), and a few others to play with. There are 'a lot' of robot kits out there too for your builds with Arduino, Raspberry Pi, etc. as the 'brains'.

As for Lego and RPI - there is the 'Build Hat - Lego' for easier interfacing : https://www.adafruit.com/product/5287

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Old 07-19-2022, 03:06 PM   #6
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i do have a Roomba at my household, it has been a success story so far.

only thing is that my cat keeps turning it on at 03:00 am :P

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What I did not do is enable the wireless connection or install the cell phone app. iRobot does not need to know when I'm vacuuming my house.
same here.

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Old 07-20-2022, 07:21 AM   #7
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i do have a Roomba at my household, it has been a success story so far.

only thing is that my cat keeps turning it on at 03:00 am :P



same here.
My roomba died after 1.5 year. Battery was the issue, actually twice.

The battery is roughly about 70-90 bucks, which makes it impossible to fix.

A new one is about double price.
 
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My roomba died after 1.5 year. Battery was the issue, actually twice.

The battery is roughly about 70-90 bucks, which makes it impossible to fix.

A new one is about double price.
mine has worked alright so far, and its battery is a healthy one. half of an hour / one hour of charging is enough for it to go thru my flat.
 
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We have like 1200 sf per level and the cheapo, generic robot vac my wife bought online a few years ago is still kicking. I'm guessing in another year or so the battery will not hold charge and also the mechanical portions of it will be too worn to have it be worthwhile. But buying another one for $150 or less sure beats the price of a popular brand.
 
  


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