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Goomba Roombas from SUPER iam8bit suck away the Monday blues

We realize nobody likes a Monday, but we've got something to help this one start off just a little cooler for you. From the floor of videogame-centric group art exhibition SUPER iam8bit, here's video of custom Koopa shell and Goomba Roomba covers that skittered across the show floor gobbling up...

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Vacuuming made fun when Pac-Man meets Roomba

Who knew the robotic vacuum Roomba could do so much? In addition to automatically cleaning floors and killing kittens, the Roomba vacuum can also be used to play an elaborate version of Pac-Man. Developed by Jack Elston, Cory Dixon and Maciej Stachura, Roomba Pac-Man is meant to demonstrate the...

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Balance Board Roomba hack floors us

We had two questions upon watching this footage of a Roomba being controlled by a Balance Board: What the heck is a Roomba? Why? Google answered the first for us -- apparently it's a robotic vacuum cleaner or something, which we now want -- while the second is explained to us by hacker...

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Rockin' your Roomba with a Wiimote

It seems nowadays that most people are interested in using the Wiimote for everything but playing games. Well, in this latest instance, the Wiimote combines its powers with a robotic vacuum device (Roomba). The video is a lot of narration, but when they get down to actually controlling the Roomba,...

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RoombaWii: pretty flippin' awesome?

We'd take a Wii-controlled RC car over a similarly modded Roomba any day, but hey, we can respect those meticulously clean persons who would value a lively vacuuming sesh. Take one part Roomba control software (courtesy of Tod Kurt), and one part DarwinRemote, add a dash of Chris Hughes' new...

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Roomba Frogger

Remember when Phillip Torrone and Limor Fried modded a Roomba and played Frogger across a four-lane highway? No? Well, if you did, it would be the perfect segue into this week's Roomba mod breakthrough. A company called myRoomBud -- apparently started, built, and run by kids (peep this child labor...

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Real-life Frogger (or: Roomba hacking is fun)

MAKE: Blogger (and one time Joystiq contributor) Phillip Torrone and Limor Fried (creator of the awesome Pac-Man LED bike wheels) teamed up recently at the SXSW conference in Austin to use a Roomba robotic vacuum to play a real-life game of Frogger! Armed with only a Bluetooth-enabled Roomba, a...

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