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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to sent commands

I bought a Create 2.0 last week and it does not have any manual to control from my computer, so I have two question How can I send commands to my Create 2.0? And what programs can I do?
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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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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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Roomba 651 makes sound

Our roomba 651 makes always the error sound. But battery is ver good. We are not able to find the solution. If any one has the solution to it.
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Create 2 650 - clean button flashing when connected to Arduino

I am working with two different Create 2 bases (595 and 650). I am using one Arduino Mega 2560 as an interface and have been testing the same code with the same board on both bases. The issue is ...
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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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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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Best way for IROBOT Roomba 960 to “climb” 26mm step

We got a IROBOT Roomba 960 for our new apartment. The apartment has however in one door frame there's a step of about 26mm (roughly 1 inch). What's the best way for the Roomba to overcome this ...
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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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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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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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iRobot Create 2: Encoder Counts

This post is a follows from an earlier post (iRobot Create 2: Angle Measurement). I have been trying to use the wheel encoders to calculate the angle of the Create 2. I am using an Arduino Uno to ...
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Roomba 500 Series - Raw encoder counts readings

I have been trying to read Roomba raw encoder counts I am receiving values, but I have a sudden increase/decrease in values as can be seen over here. 142 152 153 166 167 180 181 196 50101 ...