Roomba Long Exposure

45 minute exposure of my Roomba cleaning a room. This was my 4th attempt, I repeatedly had the f-stop too low and the resulting noise was too great. The silly bit is that since my floor was very clean after the previous 3 attempts I had to sprinkle dirt in spots to get the blue circles that come from the Roomba spot cleaning.

  • devrajman 6y

    Very cool...!

    What is this?
  • ktjoy 6y

    Great shot, Chris! But a clean room?!? How we have to suffer for our art... Interesting idea and technique.
  • Chris Bartle 6y

    I never said it was my room.
  • Devin 6y

    Beautiful work! : )
  • pcrutchley 6y

    This is going to sound silly, but what kind of dirt did you use? I tried flour but that didn't trigger it.
  • Chris Bartle 6y

    That does sound silly. I just took fingerfulls of dirt out of potted plants, dry of course. The roomba spreads it around so the circles didn't line up exactly where I'd anticipated.
  • MarJai 6y

    What did you use for the led?
  • Chris Bartle 6y

    There is no extra "lighting". This model roomba has a primary ring in the middle that shows yellow when running and orange when low on power. A smaller blue light manifests when it's detected significant dirt.
  • laxnsusieq 6y

    i do not get it.... is that tape?
  • Chris Hufnagel PRO 6y

    Nice... I just got a 530... Going to try this as well! Love the blue "spot" circles.
  • caruba 6y

    Sweet! I just found this via Google search. I got the 430 last week and I'd love to try this as well.
  • Toby Downton 6y

    Cool, just found this via urlesque article (via digg front page)

    www.urlesque.com/2009/10/02/roomba-art-will-vacuum-your-b...

    Good work
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  • Daniel S. 2y

    Saw this on Wikipedia... Great shot!
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