X

This website uses cookies.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Cookie Policy.

I agree
Learn More
Great Geek Gifts in the Technabob Shop! Follow Us: Subscribe | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest
AWESOMER MEDIA SITES: THE AWESOMER | MIGHTYMEGA | 95OCTANE
Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob

The 500-Dollar iRobot Telepresence Hack

by Range
Advertisement

I get the fact that some people need telepresence, but ultimately even the cheapest options can cost you thousands. That’s why I really like this telepresence robot hack from Johnny Chung Lee. The best news is that it only costs $500.

telepresence hack irobot create netbook robot

Wiimote hacker Johnny has built this inexpensive telepresence bot using an iRobot Create, a cheap netbook, and a bit of laser-cut acrylic. The whole thing runs on custom software which let’s Johnny remotely steer the robot and see where he’s going as his face appears on the remote netbook screen. He even hacked the iRobot’s charging station so the ‘bot can recharge itself without human intervention.

This is definitely a cool option for people who absolutely need to be somewhere they currently aren’t. Read more about Johnny’s telepresence ‘bot over at Procrastineering, where you can grab the software for yourself if you want to try to make your own.

[via FastCompany via Make:]

Deals in The Technabob Shop



Advertisement

More from Awesomer Media...

Star Trek Geeki Tikis

Star Trek Geeki Tikis

Sideshow Lady Deadpool Premium Format Figure

Sideshow Lady Deadpool Premium Format Figure

Retrobrighting Yellowed Plastic

Retrobrighting Yellowed Plastic

MESA Portable Light

MESA Portable Light

Inside the Weird and Wonderful Pontiac Aztek

Inside the Weird and Wonderful Pontiac Aztek

2018 Hyundai Elantra GT: The Korean European Hatchback

2018 Hyundai Elantra GT: The Korean European Hatchback