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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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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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Cannot disable sleep in passive mode for iRobot Create 2

I tried to disable sleep by pulsing the BRC pin low for one second every minute as suggested in the OI, but my Create 2 still goes to sleep after 5 minutes. My firmware is r3_robot/tags/release-3.2.6:...
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ROS Laser Scan rotates with the robot in RVIZ

I am currently working on developing a ROS application for autonomous navigation using AMCl. I am first trying to get move_base to work before continuing with AMCL. ...
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How do I Program the Create 2? [closed]

I just un-boxed and set the Create 2 to charge overnight. How do I program it? Where is the software?
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Connecting iRobot Create 2 with Arduino; Unable to interface with iRobot using Arduino

Over the past month since I bought iRobot Create 2, I have failed to establish communication between the Arduino and iRobot Create 2. I will describe my hardware setup and my Arduino code, then ask ...
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How to send commands to iRobot Create 2?

I bought a iRobot Create 2 last week and it does not have any manual to control from my computer, so I have two questions: How can I send commands to my iRobot Create 2? And what programs can I do?
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Directly tapping Create2 battery through vacuum brush

Problem Overview: our project consists of an iRobot Create2, a RaspberryPi 4 and a YDLIDAR X4. The RaspberryPi is powered from the Create2 serial port. We tried to power the lidar from the RaspberryPi,...
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Roomba iRobot Create 2 Open Interface, is there a way to turn off vacuum motor while the robot is docking?

I am able to control every desired aspect of my robot, except for vacuum motor which seems to be turned on for some reason every time I send Seek Dock (code ...
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Estimation of pitch, roll, yaw angles: synthesis of an observer or IMU?

Dear Robotics Specialists, I want to contact you for advice. I am developing a control system for complex parallel mechanisms like what I presented in this thread. Formulas for calculating the ...
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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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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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problem of power on PIN 1 and PIN 2 of DIN connector of Roomba 521

I notice there is a problem of power on PIN 1 and PIN 2 of DIN connector of Roomba 521...I have only 0,5 V but it's expected 12V...motherboard damaged?
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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 iRobot Roomba 606 have a wifi chip?

I just bought an iRobot Roomba 606 and am trying to customize it with create 2 documentation based on Roomba 600. I opened up the Roomba, and over the board, it says "R3 MAIN, WIFI". It doesn't say ...
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How do you create a log of create_autonomy published messages?

I'm completely new to robotics and software as a hobby. I've got my irobot create2 up and running and I'm trying to create a log file for specific messages in "create_autonomy" https://github.com/...
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URDF_model_for_Create 2

Can someone has the URDF model for the Create 2.0 from iRobot, I need to simulate at Gazebo the robot and simulate the laserscan with the robot, I would like to know if someone know about something of ...
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create2 right bump sensor malfunctioning

create2 sensors.bumps_wheeldrops is returning this: "bump_left=False, bump_right=True, wheeldrop_left=False, wheeldrop_right=False" when I check the sensors.bump_wheeldrops, which indicates something ...
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Can I screw directly into the iRobot Create 2 chassis rather than using the mounting holes indicated on the green cover?

Hi I'm trying to mount a few things to the iRobot Create 2 and I wanted to secure it to the robot in a better way than the holes indicated on the green cover! Because once I drill does holes, how am I ...
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iCreate 2 with Arduino (Just getting going)

I am new to the iRobot Create 2 but I do know a thing or two about the Arduino (don't assume too much though). However, in this case, I am beyond stumped over what I am sure is something simple but is ...
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Weird behaviour with a Create2 connected via XBEE

This is not really a problem but something strange is going on. When Create2 is connected to a PC via the USB original connector lead, when you start-up the computer the Create2 is activated by the ...
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Very high value readings for light bumpers

I am reading out the values for the light bumpers on the Icreate2 robot. According to the manual, these values should be in the range 0-4095. Whenever I read out these values, they start out as well-...
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Waking Up Roomba Over Serial

Sorry if this is a noobie question, it's my first time posting on this forum... I've been trying to mod an old Roomba 400 series (model #4220) by adding a raspberry pi to it. (I know real original ...
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problem roomba 500 power saving scheduler

anybody experienced problem with power saving and scheduler command? I have roomba 521 with last firmware updated via OSMO, so now it has also power saving feature. I have problem with scheduler ...
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iRobot Create 2 opcodes, data bytes and Realterm

I recently purchased an iRobot Create 2. To connect to it, I am using RealTerm Although I can send opcode commands that do not require a Data Byte (128, 173, 133, etc), I cannot figure out the format ...
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iRobot Create 2 Flash CRC Message/other internal messages

I got the same issue as here, but I couldn't resolve it. I tried the ros libcreate based create_autonomy and some python based implementations. In the end I started to copy python code and realised ...
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Not able to communicate with Roomba with serial port

I have an IRobot Roomba model number 565 and I am trying to control it with a Wemos D1 mini with Roomba's OI. I connected the TX and RX pins from my FTDI adapter to the Roombas RX and TX and I can ...
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iRobot Create2 Programmable Robot: what is already in the robot

I want to buy the programmable iRobot Create2 and I have some questions about: The "autonomous navigation" with obstacle avoidance is just implemented in the robot when I'll buy it? And what about ...
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Meaning of Roomba's charging states

I added an Arduino to control a Roomba 615 (similar to iRobot Create 2). The Arduino is communicating with Roomba through the Mini-DIN connector with the Open Interface. While Roomba is docked and in ...
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Does the Create 2 have the roomba room mapping software?

My understanding is that the Roomba has a sophisticated room mapping capability. Does the create 2 include that capability and is it usable by the hobbyist?
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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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e6 Stock to Create Platform?

Can a new iRobot Roomba e6 (WiFi enabled, scheduling robot) be hacked like the iRobot Create, while allowing it to do a bit of vacuuming during non programming time?
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3D template for irobot-create [duplicate]

Does anyone know where I can find the template of the face plate for the Create 2.0? I would like to print or laser-cut.
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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 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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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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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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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 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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Retrieving distance and angle of roobma create2

The goal of my project is to get a real-time location information of roobma. The information includes the x position, the y position and the angle (12 o'clock direction is 0 degree, 3 o'clock is 90 ...
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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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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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Changing behaviour Roomba 880

I've seen that it is possible to use some micro controller to send commands to the Roomba through the SCI but I was more interested in changing the behavior of the roomba operation (e.g: change the ...
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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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