[racket] iRobot Roomba robot hacking in Racket?

From: Sean McBeth (sean.mcbeth at gmail.com)
Date: Sun Aug 4 17:01:14 EDT 2013

Wow, this is really cool. Not sure my wife would let me hack her Roomba,
though. She kind of treats it like a pet.

On Sun, Aug 4, 2013 at 4:12 PM, Neil Van Dyke <neil at neilvandyke.org> wrote:

> FYI, I'm almost finished with (untested) code for a Racket Roomba library,
> and plan to test and release it once my iRobot serial cable arrives.  It
> should work with all Roombas (and iRobot Creates) of the last 6-7 years.
> Initially, I plan to control the Roomba using a serial cable tether to an
> offboard laptop.  Later, if I have time, I plan to have a Raspberry Pi
> onboard the Roomba, which can switch between running stored Racket programs
> onboard and being a WiFi-based bridge for controlling Roomba wirelessly
> from an offboard PC.  (This would permit using DrRacket to develop/debug
> the program while still controlling the robot, and then running the same
> program on the robot without the offboard PC.)
> If anyone has any interest/need for this, let me know, and we can compare
> notes.
> Neil V.
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