DIYer Builds Arduino-based Dustbuster Robot Vacuum

A DIYer uses four motors for locomotion, an Arduino Uno, IR and ultrasonic sensors and a dusbuster to create a robot vacuum that avoids obstacles and cleans floors.


This Arduino-based robot vacuum certainly won’t clean as well as a Roomba or the Dyson 360 eye, but it’s much lighter on your wallet and could be a fun educational project.

B. Aswinth Raj, the DIYer behind this robot vacuum, uses four motors for locomotion, an Arduino Uno, IR and ultrasonic sensors to avoid obstacles, as well as a dustbuster to suck up debris.

And it all sits on a wooden chassis. Raj points out that any microcontroller or single-board computer could be used, such as a Raspberry Pi. Raj also said he’ll be 3D printing parts in a future version of the robot vacuum.

“In this project we will use the power of embedded systems and electronics to make our own robot which could help us in keeping our home or work place neat and tidy,” writes Raj. “This robot is simple four wheeled vacuum cleaner which could smartly avoid obstacles and vacuum the floor at the same time. The idea is inspired by the famous vacuum cleaner iRobot Roomba.”

Head over to CircuitDigest for more information and full instructions on how to build this DIY robot vacuum.

 



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