Make Your Own Roomba Concept

I have been thinking about making a floor cleaning robot for quite some time. You see, we have a dog that sheds his fur all over the house and it's a pain to have to go around and clean all of it up so i kept thinking about it and realized i could make one without programing or r/c. You don't have to worry about watching over all the time because it is completely self controlled. All you need to do is turn it on and watch the magic happen. As you can see i haven't really made it yet, if you want to see an intructable on the real thing just comment your answer and i will make it with complete instructions on how to make every single detail of it.

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Step 1:

You will need a platform of plastic or wood
two engines
some fan or vacuum type deal
long pieces of plastic (or other material) for antenna
Battery pack

If these don't make sense i think the pictures and other descriptions should help you out

Step 2: Platform

Attach the engines to the platform and the engines to the battery pack. This robot is just like this BeetleBot.

Step 3: Cut Hole for Vacuum

Cut a hole that the vacuum nozzle will fit perfectly in.

Step 4: Put and a Shell

You don't need to put a shell on it but it would look better.


Now you have a new home roving cleaning robot. You can always put another type of cleaning pad on it too.

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    8 Discussions


    I would love to build one of these, as my mum wants one for christmas, and I don't have the quid to buy it! Please build it and post the instructions, thanks!


    5 years ago

    Hey! Thought you were going to make one?! Please, please, please make this!!!

    I am dreaming of making cleaning robot. I shall be very grateful if you provide details.


    6 years ago on Introduction

    i´m also researching so i can build one, the main trouble i find (i am a newbie in robotics) is how to make the robot self-navigate the room and avoid objects in its way. I´m thinking arduino might help but i don´t have one yet.. (don´t know much about it also..)

    2 replies

    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    There are very basic arduino robots with sonar sensors. The great thing about the floor cleaning robot is that it only uses two drive motors and with arduino motor shields you could program it to go through the house using a configuration like this

    (D/C Motor)----wire----------Arduino motor sheild r3-----------------(D/C Motor)
    Arduino UNO


    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    thanks for the tip, i saw somewhere (i can´t remember where) that someone used a light counter to track distance so you can make the robot to go x distance foward (or any direction) from a "home" point.
    I could combine several techniques.


    7 years ago on Introduction

    very good work the models are nice...

    I am also working on building a floor cleaning machine..

    please please give me the details of your work so it would be of great help for me..

    mail it my id

    thank you in advance

    OMG - AWESOME !!!
    pleas please please make this 'in real life' im also dying to make one and will have the time soooooooon !

    Many thanks in advance !