Line following Roomba

line following roomba

[Ben Miller] came up with a really simple way to turn a Roomba into a line following robot. The Roomba already has four “cliff sensors” built into it. Ben just added a potentiometer to the two outside sensors and then tuned the pots so that the Roomba could detect black tape on the ground. It isn’t your standard line follower, but if you draw a path using two strips of tape the Roomba will gladly stay inside. Here’s a CoralCDN link to the video.

11 thoughts on “Line following Roomba

  1. i think that line following robots can never get old, i remember programming the old lego turtle in logo. very nice!

  2. Very nice. I hope more people submit more Roomba hacks as this is the kind of things I like to seehere at HAD.

  3. Sounds intersting.. I like the way you react to my bouncy counseling I have read a good joke in internet ;) Why did Robin Hood rob only the rich? Because the poor had no money.

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