YouTuber Michael Reeves thinks that Roombas are far too calm and collected when they bump into objects. They really should be more upset. I mean it hurts when I walk into walls. Not that that happens very often.
Are you a DOOM fan? Of course, you are. Do you own a Roomba? Of course, you do. Now you can combine two of your favorite things into one new cool thing. DOOMBA is a script written by programmer and designer Rich Whitehouse for his 3D model and animation conversion program Noesis that allows you to create playable Doom maps from the data collected by your Roomba.
One thing that people hate about robot vacuum cleaners is that you still need to empty their filthy collection containers manually. Well, the new Roomba i7+ from iRobot solves this problem. Finally. The i7+ has an oversized dock that transfers dust and debris into a larger container with disposable waste bags.
Robot vacuums have to be small enough to squeeze into tight spaces and clean under furniture, but this means that their onboard dust bins can’t be very large.
I reviewed a few robot vacuums way back in the day, and they always seemed to get to work in the middle of the night shortly after I forgot they were in the house. These autonomous cleaners can be scary when they kick on and you aren’t expecting it.
I can only assume that the home in the video here is the home of the neighborhood cat lady.
If you have ever wanted to know what you can do with a 10 year-old Roomba, check out what Roland Saekow did. He turned his aging Roomba Discovery 4210 vacuum into a racing bot.
Watch it take on an obstacle course at UC Berkeley’s annual student vehicle challenge.
Being a Roomba is pretty depressing. You just roll along, picking up dirt for your whole life, never getting a thank you, never getting a pat on the back, but always getting a charge so you can continue on with your hellish existence.
Roombas are pretty handy little robot vacuum cleaners. Even if they do do their job super slowly. But if you have ever wondered what a Roomba would look like on crack, check out this video. It is the fastest Roomba ever.
This previously broken Roomba vacuum robot was modified by Warusoneko.
Beer Pong has been around for ages, but maybe it’s time for an upgrade. Something that makes the game a bit more challenging. Someone came up with just the right idea: involve Roombas in the game.
Megan N documented this game of beer pong being played using two Roomba robotic vacuum cleaners.
Roombas are pretty boring as far as droids go. They don’t beep or bloop or toss you a lightsaber when you need one. They just do one job. Vacuum your floor. Your Roomba may lack R2-D2’s personality, but not for much longer.
The latest sport taking the world by storm is Roomba knife fighting. You can see the fight in the video below. Both Roombas have knives taped to them as they try to pop each other’s balloon as if in Mario Kart battle mode.
The Roomba cleans your house, but who will keep the Roomba fresh and clean? ColorWare will. The company known for customizing computers, consoles and media players now customizes iRobot’s popular Roomba 780 robotic vacuum cleaner. They’ll even make it look like dirt if you want.
Forget about The Last of Us, Animal Crossing or any other game on your backlog. Robot Vacuum Simulator 2013 is a thing that exists. The game won Best Sequel, Best Simulator and Game of the Year Awards as well as the first ever Best Annual Robot Vacuum Simulation Prize, all given by the distinguished critics of Stolidus Simulations.
These custom Super Mario and Zelda themed Roomba covers are awesome and adorable. It’s like the games coming alive in your living room, while your place is simultaneously getting cleaned. How cool is that?
Let’s merge the alarm clock and a Roomba so we can have one less gadget to clutter the home. That’s Seoul-based designer Jeongmi Lee’s thinking here. He designed a domestic robot that yanks your blanket off the bed in the morning to wake you.
Apparently, barnacles are a big problem for ships, which is why the Navy deployed their own version of an underwater Roomba to take care of the hulls of their ships. The Hull Bug is a robotic vacuum especially made for taking care of this problem.