How-To: Talk to Your Roomba for $24

On his hardware hacking blog, Tod Kurt of TodBot has instructions on how to build a USB-to-serial (mini-DIN 8) cable for connecting a Roomba to a laptop (or other computer). As Tod points out in the piece, the PL2303 USB-to-serial adapter chip, built into the cable you use (the Nokia USB data cable), has support for all the major OSes.

[Via Make]