Today, one of my robots died. It was an iRobot
Roomba 535. I set it to clean mode and off it went in its merry little way. It cleaned my whole room just like a good robot. Then near its end, it started to act funny. I lookedd like the whole from bumper was "numb". It didn't reall respond to when it hit something, although it backed up and turned around after a second of pushing. I thought nothing of it.. maybe it just messed up a process or something.
About a minute later I left to check email. After finishing all of the sudden I heard this VERY loud crashing noise sevral times as if something kept falling. I ran into my room. The roomba was gone!! I did not hear it at all. Then, out of the corner of my ear I hear "uh-oh!". My heart sank really low as I knew where the sound had came from..
Then, moments later I slowly walked down the hallway to my right. I approached the staircase to my basement. It the bottom (and all of the steps) lay a damaged, broken Roomba!
As I walked down the dirt covered stairs, I saw it bin, snapped up. The bumper was a few feet down. The sensors were dangling by the wires.. And the rest of the unit was laying upside down on the basement floor, dead. I flipped it over, and luckiy the batter did not fall out and the light was still on. I pressed clean, and heard no beep at all. then the brushes tried to rotate, but failed. It never stopped. It strted to smoke and flame. I turned it off, and threw it in a box in the closet. Rip roomba 535 2010 - 2011