This project is about upgrading my LG Hom-Bot vacuum robot, nicknamed ‘Edgar’, with a Raspberry Pi brain. This mod allows for some cool and unique features which you will not find in any household vacuum robot.
For this project I didn’t want to go hacking, slashing and blasting through the perfectly fine vacuum robot, potentially destroying Edgar in the process. I figured that I could use the infrared remote to controll the robot. By sticking a Raspberry Pi equipped with an IR remote to the vacuum robot I wouldn’t need to open the robot and void my warranty. This ‘soft-upgrade’ kind of reminds me of the headcrabs seen in tha Half-Life game series, the intelligent Raspberry latched onto the head of the vacuum robot, telling zombie Edgar what to do. A project was born.
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