Regular readers of the Security Blanket will know that home security robots are the wave of the future. While viable security robots are currently available, you’ll have to wait a few years to get your own personal Terminator. In the mean time, there’s a new weapon in the fight to protect your home and it’s pretty affordable. Get to know the Doomba and maybe, just maybe, you’ll come to trust one with the protection of your home. Probably not… and, in fact, please don’t. These things are dangerous.

What are Doombas?

Most jokes on the Internet are a little difficult to explain. Fortunately, Doombas are an exception. Simply take a Roomba, the self-propelled cleaning robot, and add a dangerous weapon. Voila! You’ve got yourself an Internet-certified Doomba. There’s really nothing much more to it than that.

History of Doombas

The history of the Doomba is long and storied, going all the way back to a March 9th, 2012 post on popular link sharing site, Reddit. It all started with a guy simply taping a knife to the top of a Roomba. The picture quickly gained attention with over 550 comments and hundreds of thousands of views. Soon, people were making their own Doombas and a movement was born!

Most Awesome Doombas

Even though Doombas are a relatively new phenomenon, there’s already a huge selection of examples spread across the Internet. Here are a few of the best…

The Perfect Doomba for the Zombie Apocalypse

When the zombies raise up to take what’s rightfully theirs, you’re going to need all the help you can get.

Doomba with Point and Click Interface

Guns don’t kill people… Roombas with guns attached to them kill people. People, this is what bad ideas look like.

Laser Powered Doomba

While intended as an ultimate weapon, you know this Doomba model would eventually just get used to heat Cup o’ Ramen.

The Non-Doomba

The Non-Doomba (Nonoomba?) is basically a Doomba but without all the corporate associations that probably make iRobot (makers of the Roomba) ritualistically sacrifice small animals to appease the Internet Gods. Simply take any other tool used for cleaning your house and attach any weapon you can get your hands on. Of course, these versions lack the robot element that makes Doombas particularly awesome.