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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