Does anyone out there know where I can get the original iRobot Create? The company no longer sells them. It was only 2 years ago that it was sold. It is white and its value is the physical design, that it has a large exposed deck for mounting armatures. It is preprogrammed to operate in different configurations, eg. spinning, figure 8, following the outline of a wall, etc. I have an ongoing art project using this model and as they are in operation everyday, I will eventually need to replace them with new ones. To see a video of one of my projects you can go to https://vimeo.com/119486779 I currently have it working in a spinning motion.
iRobot is no longer selling original Creates. So your best bet is a secondary market like eBay.
However, the new Create 2 has the same API as the original. (Using the Serial Command Interface, not the command module). It did remove some of the lesser used functions like scripting, but added and improved many features. Additionally, it is a more robust robot overall, and it even has a rechargeable battery. I'd be surprised if the new Create 2 didn't work for your application.