RoombaComm Gets an Update

Posted 28 Jul 2009 at 21:27 UTC by steve Share This

Everybody knows about Tod E. Kurt's cool book, Hacking Roomba, right? Tod's well-known RoombaComm Java Library has been updated with support for the latest 500-series Roombas. The latest work was done by Paul Bouchier and Jonathan Pitts of the Dallas Personal Robotics Group, where there are several members working on Roomba projects. Due to the amount of new development activity going on at the DPRG, Tod decided to make the DPRG custodians of the RoombaComm code, which has moved into a new home on the group's Subversion repository. Tod will continue to take part in development too. As for future plans, there are hints that TCP/IP support may be added as an alternative to RoombaComm's current serial port support. So if you aren't already hacking Roombas, go buy a Roomba and Tod's book so you can get in on the fun! The screen shot above is the RoombaComm Test App GUI.

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