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Roomba 530S Serial Port Mod

Since the Roomba 530S does not come with it’s programming port exposed I had to do a slight modification in order to get it ready for hacking. Equipped with a 1/2″ spade bit and some masking tape I carved out a hole for my serial tether to plug into.

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Top Robot Vacuum Cleaners In Action

Earlier this year, our news pages featured the entry of promising new robotic vacuum cleaners and even hinted on a brewing multi-sided Robovac Wars. Today, we bring to you some videos showcasing the top names in the industry.

2010 Looking Bright For Robotic Vacuum Cleaners

If Popular Mechanics's list of "22 Top Products" and CES' own "Last Gadget Standing" awards are any indication, robotic vacuum cleaners like the Neato XV-11 and the Evolution Mint are going to make it big in 2010.

Blown Up iRobot PackBots Get Resurrected In Iraq

Because of the nature of their job, it's normal for PackBots to get blown up every now and then. But thanks to a repair shop at Victory Base Complex in Baghdad, most of them don't stay that way for long.

Packbot's Music Video

Check out the PackBot-inspired music video by Lansdowne, the top unsigned band of 2009.

iRobot Should Keep An Eye On This Little UGV

Northrop Grumman is now ready to offer EyeDrive, a smaller and lighter alternative to iRobot's SUGV.

Looj Video - Spill Your Guts (err.. Gutters) Out

Afraid of heights? Now, you don't need to have the guts to get your gutter cleaned. Here's a short video from CES 2009 demonstrating how this robot can do it all for you.

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