Wiimote + Roomba= RoombaWii

roombaThe Wiimote‘s done the PC, the PS3, and WoW. With that hit list covered, we’re bringing you news of another gadget that’s just been primed to do the Wiimote’s utmost bidding –  the Roomba. Chris Hughes’ released a guide for prospective mecha fans out there who’d like to get more out of their portable unmanned vacuum cleaner.

Chris wrote this Roomba mod using xcode, along with Tod’s Perl script. For the guys who’d like to get into the nitty-gritty of how to pull of this interesting little mod, here’s a list of what you’ll need:

  • MacBook/Pro
  • 1 Roomba
  • 1 WiiRemote
  • Tod’s perl script

As for the detailed instructions and codes, check out the README located in the bundle that you can check out and download in the read link. To the guys who think they’ve got the technical know-how to pull this one off, we wish you the best of luck. A Wiimote-controlled Roomba…all we need now’s a couple of 20-mm cannons, a rocket launcher, and we’ve got an OCP winner here…

roombaThe Wiimote‘s done the PC, the PS3, and WoW. With that hit list covered, we’re bringing you news of another gadget that’s just been primed to do the Wiimote’s utmost bidding –  the Roomba. Chris Hughes’ released a guide for prospective mecha fans out there who’d like to get more out of their portable unmanned vacuum cleaner.

Chris wrote this Roomba mod using xcode, along with Tod’s Perl script. For the guys who’d like to get into the nitty-gritty of how to pull of this interesting little mod, here’s a list of what you’ll need:

  • MacBook/Pro
  • 1 Roomba
  • 1 WiiRemote
  • Tod’s perl script

As for the detailed instructions and codes, check out the README located in the bundle that you can check out and download in the read link. To the guys who think they’ve got the technical know-how to pull this one off, we wish you the best of luck. A Wiimote-controlled Roomba…all we need now’s a couple of 20-mm cannons, a rocket launcher, and we’ve got an OCP winner here…

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