The NSFW Roomba that screams when it bumps into stuff

Hide yo’ kids, hide yo’ wife — today’s project is NSF(some)W, or for your kids. LOTS OF SWEARS. You have been warned. We’re not embedding the video here so you can decide for yourself whether or not to watch it — click on the image below to watch a sweary robot on YouTube.

Sweary Roomba

Michael Reeves is best known for such… educational Raspberry Pi projects as:

He’s back, this time with yet another NSFW (depending on your W) project that triggers the sensors in a Roomba smart vacuum to scream in pain whenever it bumps into an object.

Because why not?

How it’s made

We have no clue. So very done with fans asking for the project to be made — “I hate every single one of you!” — Michael refuses to say how he did it. But we know this much is true: the build uses optical sensors, relays, a radio receiver, and a Raspberry Pi. How do I know this? Because he showed us:

Roomba innards

But as for the rest? We leave it up to you, our plucky community of tinkerers, to figure it out. Share your guesses in the comments.

More Michael Reeves

Michael is one of our Pi Towers guilty pleasures and if, like us, you want to watch more of his antics, you should subscribe to him on YouTube.

4 comments

StarMariner avatar

Adult discretion advised. XXX
Losts of swearing.
But it is fun when its used in the Walmart. love the high pitch girl voice reeminds me of Techomatics from Ghost in the shell.

I think the customer service lady wants it, she asked if he had a receipt.

zaid avatar

I Need the Sound Files!!! Like Medically!

Jake Clover avatar

I’m currently trying to recreate this build. All roombas have a serial port under the top cover, which you can plug a 7 pin to usb cable into. This can be used to control the roomba via remote, or make it scream when the collision sensor goes off. Hope this helps!

Elijah L avatar

I was already subscribeed to Micheal and that video was amazing and funny

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