February 9, 2011 AT 4:23 pm

HOW TO – Low-Cost Video Chat Robot for $500 by Johnny Chung Lee

HOW TO – Low-Cost Video Chat Robot by Johnny Chung Lee

Since I relocated down to Mountain View, I wanted a good way to keep in touch with my fiance who was still back in Seattle during the couple months we would be apart. So, I decided to mount an old netbook I had on top of an iRobot Create to create a video chat robot that I could use to drive around the house remotely. Since it was a good procrastineering project, I decided to document it here.

Google is extremely lucky to have Johnny working with them now.

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1 Comment

  1. Wow. iRobot Create awesomeness!

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