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= Vacurover = == About == Open source vacum cleaner robot project. The idea is to have a stationary charging and dust deposit station, and one or more independent rovers. Various planned features: * Voice menu and voice status messages * No need to follow LCD to see what robot does, * Easy for robot to call for help if it is stuck or jammed or can't find the recharging station * Easy for non-trained people to deal with it). * Cyclone like vacum system, that exhausts toward floor, directed towards intake, for increased airspeed at intake. * Magnet for picking up metallic items from floor. * IR leds and receivers in several directions for rover co-operation and for finding the recharging station. * Simple whisker like touch sensors of different lengths around the bot, for cheap proximity sensing and wall following. * Pulsing RGB status light for ambient communication of state and presence. * Dust detector along suck-in pipe, to e.g. increase suction in dusty areas * Wheels with bristled 'paddles', making it easier to climb over obstacles such as wires on the ground. * Control with IR from normal TV remote. * Acrylic transparent lid over cyclone & dust chamber, for easy spotting of jams and access to them if necessary (also used when cleaning the particle filter). == License == GPL == Needed Tools == * 3D Printer * Soldering iron * Etc. == Parts List == * Printed parts * Electronics (arduino compatible microcontroller) * Motors, servos * Brush bristles * Various nuts and bolts TODO: Detailed list in separate file. == Assembly Instructions == * Print parts with 3D printer. * Solder electronics. TODO: Detailed assembly instructions == Usage == TODO: Manual == Webpage & Contact == Email: zzorn at iki dot fi