I want to know if the Create 2 can interface a laser radar? For example an RPLidar.

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  • Open both of the datasheets and check the interfaces. – Bence Kaulics Oct 6 '16 at 15:50
  • I don't have a create2 now, so i don't have datasheets. but i want to buy a create2. at first i have to know if the create2 can add Lidar? are there someone could tell the answer to me ? – John Lau Oct 6 '16 at 16:13
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    You dont have to buy one to find its datasheet on the internet. – Bence Kaulics Oct 6 '16 at 17:59
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If you are willing to work at it, adding LIDAR to the Create 2 should be possible. If you read the iRobot Create 2 OI Specs, you will see that you can communicate with the Create via serial communication. If you look at the datasheet for the RPLidar, you will see that you can communicate with the sensor using serial communication. Because you cannot program the Create directly, you will need to use a microcontroller to interface the LIDAR and the robot.

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