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Geek Alert! Psychedelic Led Light Paintings Created By Roomba Robot Vacuums | Inhabitat

Check out this cool light artwork created by robots:

It kind of reminds me of those marble paintings we used to do in pre-school, where the teacher would dip marbles in paint and drop them in a box with paper on the bottom, and us kids got to role the marbles around.

I disagree when this article says “Some people really do have too much time on their hands and the creators of these incredible Roomba light paintings are a great example.” I’d argue it’s a great use of time, and a great exercise in thinking outside the marble box.

These photo-crafty geeks take their Roomba robot vacuums, strap on colored LED lights and let the little devices go to town in a room, all while taking long exposure pictures. The results are psychedelic (not to mention really clean), and a whole Flickr group exists for light painters to post their shots. Here’s a roundup of our favorite Roomba light paintings.

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Beth Kelley is an applied & digital anthropologist with an overall interest in how people engage with and are impacted by their environments and vice versa. This has manifested itself in many ways, by looking at creativity, playful spaces, built environments, and environmental enrichment, sustainability, design research, and integrative and collaborative models of learning such as through play and hands-on learning.