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.


  1. joe says:

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

  2. andrew says:

    a good quick, simple hack. i like.

  3. rly nice man says:

    ams it ams me that think ams romba ams lil expensive ams folo line ams?

  4. halonfire says:

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

  5. Embepsise says:

    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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  11. Hungreb says:

    Доброго времени суток!
    Решил поделится своей проблемой. Я ищу кондиционеры. Скоро лето, я живу на последнем этаже, на южной стороне дома. Летом такая погода, что спасает лишь ледяной душ несколько раз в день. Посоветуйте какой кондиционер оптимально мало жрет энергии ? А то у меня и куллер стоит дома + 3 компа…За электричество огого выходит :( На спрашивал, однако они что-то невразумительное сказали, я ничего и не понял.
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