I am working with an iRobot Create 2 and I work with others around me. Whenever I turn the robot on, send it an OI reset command, etc., it makes its various beeps and noises. I would like to not have this happen since I find it a little annoying and I'm sure those who have to work around me would like to have things quiet so they can concentrate on their work. Is there a way to accomplish turning off the beeps (while still being able to easily re-enable them), or am I out of luck?

  • $\begingroup$ Guess you're stuck needing earplugs! :P $\endgroup$ Nov 12 '15 at 20:35

No, there is no software or hardware volume control on the Roomba.

You could probably put a potentiometer inline with the speaker wire to manually change the volume. However, getting to the speaker is a bit of work. But I believe is totally doable. You just have to disassemble (and reassemble) lots of the robot. This would make a great project, be sure to submit it!

P.S. I just found this page (http://www.schneordesign.com/Avi/irobot/roomba_spk1.htm) on how to access the Roomba speaker. The page is actually about how to fix a broken speaker, but there are step-by-step instructions on how to get to the speaker. And once you are are there, you can cut a wire for no sound, or add in some resistance for a quieter sound.

  • $\begingroup$ I was afraid that this was the answer. If I do end up doing this, I will! But tbh, I may just tolerate it because getting things working is a priority at this point. $\endgroup$
    – Eric
    Nov 12 '15 at 23:22
  • $\begingroup$ @Eric can't you barba... ahem mechanically obstruct the speaker? Or even destroy the cone via a needle? Come to think of it, molten silicone gets quite hard and not sticky at all so a seal of that should possibly be removable at a later date with the push of a thumb. $\endgroup$
    – Vorac
    Mar 27 '21 at 3:06

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