Of course, as soon as I got it home I fell in love with it and for once had clean carpets!
Unfortunately, this model doesn't come with a remote (I ended up getting a Logitech Harmony which allows me to control my robot slave) or a scheduler to allow scheduled cleans during the day while I was out.
I had to PRESS A BUTTON before I left the house to make it clean! Not hard but I generally forgot to do it.
Rather than forking out money to buy a scheduler (which may or may not have worked with this model) I built my own. The black box in the picture.
This bare bones, super simple scheduler allows me to leave the house without having to do anything and come back to clean floors. As long as the Roomba is charged and at the docking station.
It's cheap, takes less time to build than writing this instructable. And best of all, powered by an Arduino Uno!
I've been stalking instructables for several years now and this is the first time I've actually documented a project all the way through well enough to make into an instructable. I have tried to include as much detail as I could to help others. Feedback on both the project and the instructable are very welcome.