I have a Roomba that I'm planning to hack on the cheap, using junk cables and other parts. The excellent book Hacking Roomba suggests using Macintosh serial cables as a cheap surrogate.

However, as a hopeless Macintosh aficionado, I am somewhat loath to start chopping up my precious Mac cables. Plus the 8 pin Mac cables aren't an exact match anyway

So, I was wondering what other, hopefully commonly available, devices use a 7 pin mini DIN plug, that could be used instead?


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Core Electronics sell the cables...


you can also find the plugs on ebay, just google "ebay roomba din plug"


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