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.


GåågleBot - The Robovac Librarian

Looks like the Roomba has beaten Google in real world indexing.

Will Roomba Be Joining PackBot in Battle?

We know that iRobot's deeply involved in US military operations through its PackBot, but what can the robot company's robotic vacuum cleaner, the Roomba, do to help?

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.

Roomba 550 on sale for only $179 Shipped - SOLD OUT!!

Amazon has the Roomba 550 on sale as a GOLDBOX SPECIAL for $179.00 - TODAY ONLY with free shipping and no tax to most states! - EDIT:  SOLD OUT.

Why Next Generation Roomba Should Have An Arm


Roomba's self docking maneuver to its Homebase keeps you free from having to remember when it's time for a recharge. But think of the benefits if it didn't need the Homebase anymore.

iRobot Looj Inventor Now Focuses on Roomba Add-Ons

When Jim Lynch and Barry Stout lost their jobs during iRobot's downsizing last year, they saw an opportunity where they could continue doing what they were good at and at the same time be their own bosses.

Finally! A Roomba that Can Pick Up the Remote and Nurture the Lazy in Us

Check out this modified Roomba that can deftly scoop objects up from the floor and then hand it over to a human.

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