iRobot Create: Roomba hacking for the everyman
As much fun as vacuums can be, it looks like iRobot has sensed the true spirit behind its Roomba fanbase: hacking. Now they've gone ahead and built the iRobot Create kit to give hackers a better platform to work with. According to the FCC docs which have revealed this little number, the main differences are a lack of vacuum - no more clean floors for you - and a nifty "cargo bay connector" which can support a Command Module which bristles with ports and allows user-added motors, sensors and the like.
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