Illustration for article titled Roombas Explore Their Creative Side

Roombas may seem like happy little domestic appliances, wobbling around your apartment cleaning up after you. But they're secretly hatching desires to become the next great robo-artist. Just look at this time-elapse photo.

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The picture above shows an 11-minute exposure of a Roomba cleaning a room with an LED on its back. The LED was fading from blue to red, thus producing the cool purpley silly string effect, which wouldn't be out of place in a 1980s Prince video. Here's another one from the same artist, Reconscious:

Illustration for article titled Roombas Explore Their Creative Side
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They're both part of the Roomba Art Pool on Flickr, which includes a ton of other amazing light-up patterns. Check it out!

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