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DIY Roomba virtual wall (part 2)

Previous tests based on Arduino were quite promising so I decided to make a ready-to-use device and test it in field (ehm.. at home:)).  In this article I would like to describe the Virtual Wall-like device mounted on dedicated PCB. This article also includes results of field-tests of the IR transmitter.


DIY Roomba virtual wall (part 1)

Recently I got an iRobot Roomba as a gift (wedding gift to be precise). With the Roomba itself there was one Virtual Wall included. The idea of diving open area using the virtual wall is a really brilliant one. I quickly found out that I need more than just one such device for instance in the corridor where I have three doors (and which I would like to stay open during vacuuming). I quickly checked eBay et al. and found out that one Virtual Wall for my Roomba would cost ca 40 $USD plus the delivery cost. Therefore I decided to check it how it actually works and if it is possible to make a "Virtual Wall"-like device at my own.