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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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Can I use ROS with a Roomba?

Is there anything different between a iRobot Roomba and the Create? I want go start building my own turtlebot and playing with ROS but with the cost of all the parts I'm going to have to do it piece ...
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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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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: 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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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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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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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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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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Prototyping with IRobot roomba

For a project I am building a Tele-Op Robot using the IRobot's Roomba as my drivetrain. In order for my robot to work, I need an extra castor. IRobot provides .stl and .stp files for me to use and I ...
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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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Do you have to stop first when switching direction for proper encoding readings?

Since the encoder is square wave not quadrature, do you have to stop first before changing directions for proper measurements? In other words, if you are commanding along in one direction at some low ...
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iRobot Create 2 stuck in Clean mode?

I'm using the Delphi example to command my Create 2, I just adapted the demo code to Unicode (DelphiXE). I use the original iRobot USB to serial cable. My Create 2 seemed to be responding fine to ...
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iRobot Create 2/Roomba 530 Screw size/thread?

I've looked everywhere I can think of to find this information, but haven't come across anything. Does anyone know what kind of screws I can use to replace the ones on top of my Roomba 530? I ...
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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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Create 2 Cable with 700 Series Roomba

For the last few months I have been playing with ROS on an nVidia Jetson TK1 development board. Up until this point, it has mostly been playing with the GPIO header, an Arduino Uno, a couple physical ...
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Could anyone tell me what are these things in a Roomba robot and how to clean them, please?

I'm really in doubt whether it is proper to ask this question here, so I'm apologizing if it is not, I'll delete it. I have a Roomba robot which has worked for me for more than three years, and now ...
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Create 2: Wheel interface board replacement

http://www.irobotweb.com/~/media/MainSite/PDFs/About/STEM/Create/Create_2_Wheel_Hack.pdf?la=en Scroll to page 3. I'm trying to interface the Roomba's preloaded navigation system with a pair of ...
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iRobot Create 2 and Open Interface 2 Spec not syncing up with incoming data

I have the create 2 and have it hooked up to an arduino. Almost all the commands work fine except when retrieving sensor information. If i send a request for packet 18 I get back values that while ...
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What is the wheel base distance of the create2?

What is the wheel base distance that should be used for the create2 to calculate angle? I have seen 230.8mm in code samples but the manual seems to indicate 235.0 mm.
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Is there a way to turn the sound off of a Roomba?

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 ...
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iRobot Create Serial Cable for Turtlebot I

I need an iRobot Create Serial Cable (one end 7-pin Mini-DIN Connector and the other end is USB) for Turtlebot I. How can I connect my bot to my PC?
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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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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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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 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? [closed]

I just got a Create 2 for Christmas, and while I'm planning to create with it (obviously), I'd like to use it around the house as a vacuum if at all possible. I've heard that you can buy parts for the ...
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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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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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How to send commands to create 2 over Bluetooth

I'm very new to create 2. I want to send commands using Bluetooth. I have already bought the bluetooth USB radio. What other devices do I need to get or how can I set up sending commands over ...
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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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Communicate with Roomba 871

I have a Roomba 871 and I am trying to communicate with it through the sci port. I am using RealmTerm for testing, I am trying it with the How to Program Roomba - ...
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using the brush assembly and Aerovac bin space?

A lot of the Create 2's interior space is taken up by the brush assembly and the Aerovac bin. I'd like to take these out and put in my own stuff, but I'm concerned that the Roomba might get confused ...

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