Questions tagged [irobot-create]

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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What iRobot products support the open interface besides the iRobot Create?

I have read that certain iRobot products support or can be hacked to support something close to the open interace. There is even a book about hacking Roomba. What Robots have this capability?
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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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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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IRobot Create 2: Powering Up after Sleep

I've notice the IRobot Create 2 does not respond to the app's commands when it has been sleeping. If I press the Clean button and re-run the app then the robot is responsive to the commands. My ...
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Sending commands from Ubuntu

I have a iRobot Create model 4400 and I need to send commands to the open interface through Ubuntu. I'm using gtkterm at 57600 baud but when I press play button, it only drives around itself. I have ...
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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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Roomba Create 2 problem reading distance traveled

I am trying to work with the create2. In using the "get distance traveled" command (id 142) I am getting back incorrect data. My simple test case logic is I am working with the Create2_TetheredDrive....
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What is the maximum payload weight for create 2/can I use old create accessories with the Create 2?

I'm attempting to build a heavy platform on the Create 2 but am worried about weight on the platform. What is the maximum weight for the platform and is there an optimum? I have an old create and ...
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Irobot create 2 C# connection

My department recently purchased Irobot create 2. We want to recreate the code from the Csharp create 2 driving Tether program to use as a base for our intro to computer science course. Currently the ...
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where can I get openinterface.py?

I am trying to program the create2 irobot using python. there is a script called openinterface.py. where can I download this script?
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create2 angle (packet ID 20)

how to convert the value you get for the angle (packet ID 20) into degrees? i am using the create2 robot and when I did not understand the data I am getting back. The documentation it says it's in ...
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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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C++ and Create 2

I am trying to use C++ to talk to the Create 2 robot. Does anyone have basic code to write/read from the Create 2 using C++ or C? I am having trouble with converting Create 2 commands (like ...
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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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Help sending serial command to Roomba

I have a Raspberry Pi hooked up to a Roomba 560's serial port. While going over the spec, I noticed movement controls weren't as simple as I expected. I can't send bytes larger than 255, but, ...
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Questions about Irobot Create

I'm interested in getting a Create for a project I'll be working on, and wanted some information about it from somebody that already has one: How much weight can it safely carry? I talked with Irobot'...
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Add hardware reset button for Create2

Is there any way to add a reset button to the Create2 that would be the equivalent of temporarily disconnecting the battery?
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Arduino-Create 2: Reading Sensor Values

Over the past few weeks, I have been attempting to interface the iRobot Create 2 with an Arduino Uno. As of yet, I have been unable to read sensor values back to the Arduino. I will describe by ...
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Is there a bug in the Encoder Counts packets 43&44?

I think I have just found another bug - there was one that was mentioned in another post about the angle and distance. This one is about reading the encoder's counts. I was using them as a workaround ...
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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: Making Noise and Flashing Red Light While Charging

My iRobot Create is playing a tune about every 30 seconds and continuously flashing a red light when I attempt to charge it. What is the issue?
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iRobot Create 2: Angle Measurement

I have been working on trying to get the angle of the Create 2. I am trying to use this angle as a heading, which I will eventually use to control the robot. I will explain my procedure to highlight ...
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How do I Program the Create 2 [closed]

I just un-boxed and set the Create 2 to charge over night. How do I program it? Where is the software? Daniel
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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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Do you know where to get the original iRobot Create? [closed]

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, ...
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iRobot Create 2 sensors [closed]

Can someone please provide me with a list of sensors on the create 2? I am hoping to get one soon, but want to be sure it has ultrasonic sensors and not just bump sensors before I do.
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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 ...