Roomba midi interface

todbot has developed a MIDI interface for the Roomba. RoombaMidi is an OSX application that acts as a virtual MIDI interface. It can be used by any standard MIDI sequencer and supports up to a 16 vacuum orchestra. It can even turn the vacuum motor on and off for a bass drum effect. I guess the circuit benders have a brand new toy on there hands, but who will be the first great Roomba artist?

[thanks Mike Kuniavsky]


  1. Interesting, looks like the roomba hacking it coming along well.

  2. strider_mt2k says:

    In an odd twist, a midi mod is also available that will allow an old dot matrix printer to get out the scuff marks and bring out the shine on those no-wax and hardwood floors, also while making music.

  3. Nat says:

    sounds cool, strider_mt2k do you have a link for this?

  4. postalrat says:

    pretty cool. nicely done hack.

  5. strider_mt2k says:
  6. Logan says:

    Actually, there is a dot matrix synth, here: .

  7. pat says:

    strider_mt2k that link isnt working. did it get dugg?


  8. Nice post! GA is also my biggest earning. However, itís not a much.

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