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The iRobot Create is a programmable robot based on the Roomba vacuuming robot. Users can program it using the iRobot Open Interface.

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Roomba Create 2: how to convert steering angle to radius?

I want to set the steering angle for Roomba Create 2, and as far as I understand I can do this by setting a turning radius for the Roomba Create 2. My question is: How to convert steering angle to ...
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Where can I buy irobot-create?

im looking to buy irobot-creat, i can't find it on amazon or any other place. Im on Chile, would be any shipping options? Thanks!
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Roomba stops responding to commands on the OI

So I just received my roomba create 2. I have managed to read and send commands to the roomba using the OI and an Arduino. I also got it to move using the USB cable provided by iRobot and the tethered ...
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Can't get iRobot Create to respond

We have an iRobot Create connected to a Win 10 PC with the cable supplied with the unit. We have followed the instructions here: http://www.robotappstore.com/Knowledge-Base/How-to-Use-a-RealTerm-...
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iRobot 600 series OI wake from sleep via BRC

I have attached an Adafruit Circuit Playground Express to my Roomba OI, and after manually waking it up I am able to successfully send opcode commands based on the Roomba OI Manual. I can even start, ...
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What are the prerequisites for entering into robotics?

I'm doing my Engineering in Electronics, what subjects which I need to specialize in order get into robotics and also suggest additional things I have to study
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iRobot Create 2 Wake over Serial on Rpi

So this thread is similiar to this one: IRobot Create 2: Powering Up after Sleep All except I am trying to do this on an RPi. I have followed these intstruction: https://www.irobotweb.com/-/media/...
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turning a roomba 980 into a create

I have an old 980 that I want to turn into a create. Is this possible? I've seen some posts that seem to indicate that it is, and I'm wondering if there are any more up to date instructions on how ...
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Driving the iRobot Create 2 straight

I am attempting to make the iRobot Create 2 drive in a straight line using the opcode 137 with the parameters specified in the OI documentation. "Straight = 32768 or 32767 = 0x8000 or 0x7FFF" I have ...
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Does Someone have the Deco Cover Drill Template of the iRobot Create 2?

I am developing a robot with the iRobot Create 2, and I need to built a structure over it, because of that I am looking for the Drilling Template to help me. I already looked in the oficial webpage ...
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Missing links in Create 2 documentation [closed]

The latest edition of Servo Magazine clued me to the existence of the Create2. So one is now on the way and I've begun downloading the documentation. The problem is that the doc's which are dated ...
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Get data without command anything from Roomba Create 2

I use Arduino Uno R3 connected to the Roomba Create 2 as in this picture All the output commands for Arduino work fine but I have a problem from reading data from Create 2 sensors: I get invalid/...
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iRobot Create 2 Flash CRC message

In testing my iRobot Create 2, I discovered that the following message is being sent periodically over the serial interface: " Flash CRC successful: 0x0 (0x0)". Is this expected behavior or am I ...
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iRobot Create 2 - How did I get weird data from the serial port?

I'm new to Roomba Create2. I just want the program to send and receive data of the bumper sensor only. I tried this code on an Arduino Uno: ...
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Why does roomba provide the OI serial protocol?

Why would iRobot provide the serial port and Open Interface serial protocol in their residential models? I understand making their Create2 product STEM friendly. But why spend the extra cost for the ...
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IRobot 690 - raw wheel encoder counts change with no movement command issued

I am using a Raspberry Pi 3, B+ pertinent libraries are WiringPi, with WiringSerial. Code is written in c. EDIT: the Serial connection is handled through GPIO 14(Tx) & 15(Rx), 5v (Tx) is stepped ...
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iRobot Create 2 Question

With the Create 2 iRobot if it is already moving backwards (with its bump sensors in the front of it) how would I code it to sense that it is hitting something on its back side with only using the ...
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How can I access the cliff sensors on an iRobot Create 2 via ROS/ Python?

I have an iRobot Create 2 and am currently using the create_autonomy package. Currently, they have cliff sensors as a "planned" feature. I see in the documentation that there are 4 cliff sensors (...
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Waking Create 2 from sleep [duplicate]

With the conversion of the DD control line to BRC on the series 500/600/Create 2 I have not been able to find a reliable way to wake the Create 2 from sleep. The spec suggests not letting it sleep by ...
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Create 2 losing serial communication after toggling full to passive while charging

We are having an issue where after toggling the create 2 from passive to active, then waiting a few seconds and toggling back to passive while on the charger, all serial communication fails a certain ...
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directly tapping Create2 battery

Since the mini DIN power is limited to 250ma, has anyone found a way to tap the battery to supply power to added electronics? I'd prefer this over adding a secondary battery and separate charger ...
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Is it possible to put the irobot create2 in a mode where it will not charge?

I recently purchased an iRobot Create2 and have had a lot of issues in the last few weeks with the battery being dead when I go to use it. The robot almost never leaves its charger at this time ...
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Will the irobot create library work with other roomba models? [duplicate]

I have a roomba 595. I connected it to my Pi via serial but I'm having a tough time finding commands or documentation for it. I was wondering if the same commands used for the create model roombas ...
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iRobot Roomba 620 (similar to create 2) enters power saving mode although the is a pulse at BRC pin and wakes up at next pulse

Sorry for asking again, but there is still no solution and I am not able to comment this question from Aaron: Cannot disable sleep in passive mode for iRobot Create 2 Create 2 spec says: In ...
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Programming Roomba other than Create 2 using RaspberryPi [duplicate]

Do other Roombas have an Open Interface like the Create2? Can I send commands to my 780 like the Create 2? I am trying to control my Roomba 780 I made a 8pin FDTI connector to USB and my roomba beep ...
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Create 2 weird sensor reading 254

I am programming my Create 2 with Arduino Uno. It worked fine a few weeks ago, then I just left it there, charging it about once a week. Now when I try to play with it again, I find that it starts to ...
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Dashboard for IRobot Create 2 [closed]

In case anyone is interested, I build a dashboard for the icreate 2.(http://blog.mindfront.net/2017/06/roomba-dashboard-cli-dashboard-for.html)
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iRobot Create 2 -language set error type 2

I have an iRobot Create 2 and I am connected to it with the 7-pin connector to a desktop machine via USB. Serial communication is working fine under that configuration. I can tell it to restart with ...
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Create 2 packet group 100 [closed]

I tried getting pack sensors for packet group 100. What I noticed was the order of the packets did not match what's in the document. Anyone notice the same problem? For example here is the output of ...
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Irobot Create 2 Open Interface Communication

I am able to connect the create 2 robot to my laptop with a serial cable. I am using putty_beta terminal to run. I am not able to key in commands in the terminal. but I am able to receive information ...
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Is it possible to turn an irobot roomba into a create [duplicate]

As irobot do not sell the create in Australia and will not ship to Australia I am considering buying a second hand roomba to convert to a create. Is this possible, what models should be avoided and ...
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I need the scheme of Irobot creator 2 [closed]

I've tried to drill a number of holes in Irobot. I've missed one of them and I need the electronic scheme of Irobot-Creator 2 for trying to restore this input of the data cable. Can you help me with ...
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Recreating Roomba behavior in a spherical robot

Disclaimer: I am a beginner, both to this forum and to robotics. I work in IT, and the guys in my department have decided we would like to build a robot for the office, as a sort of hobby/team-...
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Create 2 kill switch?

Any ideas on ways to install a kill switch on the Create 2? I saw how the battery attaches to the main board with springs, so that blocks me from using a plain old battery switch. Are there any test ...
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iRobot Create 2 to Vacuum (2)?

Does the Create 2 have firmware support (navigation, brush & fan control, ...) to support the vacuum functionality? Can I use parts from my 655 or 805 Roomba to convert the Create 2 back to a ...
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Does iRobot 681 have a serial interface?

I've read that recent Roomba 6XX from iRobot got a serial connector, but I removed the cover on my Roomba 681, and I haven't found any. From what I've found, 681 hasn't the same cover than other 6XX ...
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iRobot Create2+Arduino: Make the robot stop when facing an obstacle

I have been working on writing a code to control the iRobot Create movements (forward, backward, right, left and stop) from serial monitor and finally I got the correct code. I was trying to ...
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“Updated” Help in iRobot create serial communication in Arduino

I am programming an iRobot Create to follow serial commands using Arduino Uno. I have written the library, and found the serial commands to move the robot forward in the iRobot manual, but I couldn't ...
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Using the Create2 Tethered Driving program- inputting a string of keyboard presses

I'm attempting to do a quick and dirty autonomous path with the create2. I'm using the tethered driving program seen here. I set my own buttons just to make it rotate 90° and go forward one "pulse". ...
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Is there any error analysis of Irobot Create 2?

I am curious about the travelling distance/turning angle accuracy of Irobot Create 2. E.g., if the program let Create 2 go forward for 10 m, will Create 2 go forward exactly 10 m? What is the ...
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I want to know whether the Create2 can interface a LIDAR? [closed]

I want to know if the Create 2 can interface a laser radar? For example an RPLidar.
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Do I need the 5V to 3.3V level shifter?

I would like to follow the instructions here, to allow myself to control the Create2 with a Raspberry Pi 3. However, this source, says that I need a level shifter to protect my Pi's circuitry from ...
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How much weight can the iRobot carry? [duplicate]

I'd like to attach some extra equipment to the iRobot. Does anyone have any idea of a weight limit before mobility is restricted or it just breaks? Could it possibly carry a few extra pounds?
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Wake up iRobot Create 2 while on dock

I have a 7 pin cable connected to the OI port of my Create 2. While the Create is on the floor away from the dock, if I touch the BRC pin (7) to the ground pin (5), the Create wakes up, makes a beep, ...
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Irobot Create 2 drawing power from Pi [closed]

I am controlling an IRobot Create 2 with a raspberry pi, which I am powering with one of these: https://www.adafruit.com/product/1566 (I know, I know, I should have just gotten power from the ...
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I-Robot Create 2 reset after sleep issue?

I am having issues with bringing the robot out of its sleep or off mode. Seems it goes into sleep mode when there is no activity for about 4 minutes. I am using the i-Robot Create 2 serial cable. When ...
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Replacing just the Wheels on Create2

Is it possible to replace just the wheels on the create2 robot? Is it a standard shaft/coupling?
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unable to install ros kinetic in ubuntu 16.04 [closed]

I am trying to install ros kinetic kame in ubuntu 16.04 , but after trying the first step setup your sources. list. I am getting cannot create /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ros-latest.list: Permission ...
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NameError: name 'TK' is not defined

I reference the following article. http://www.egr.msu.edu/classes/ece480/capstone/spring15/group02/assets/docs/nsappnote.pdf I have followed article's code, but it appears: How can i solve this ...
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I-Robot Create 2 Connectors

Am I correct in assuming that the I-Robot Create 2 does not have the 25-pin connector like the original version of I-Robot Create has? Thanks much...Rick