I bought a cheap robotic vacuum cleaner, but it couldn’t really keep up. Catching all the fur from my dog. That made the robot cleaner kind of useless, so I decided instead to make it .. - even more useless. I removed the original PCB piece inside it, and replaced it with my very own remote controlled version, using an Arduino and software.

This allowed the usage of arduino and a playstation controller to remote control the robot.

It was christmas time at work. We had an open christmas ornament competetion so I thought it made sense to participate by converting the robot into a remote controlled christmas tree playing music around the office.

For some reason, I chose soundtrack of Star Wars instead of a christmas jingle. I am not sure why, to make it more bombastic I guess.

It’s quite easy to replace the jingle in the code anyway..