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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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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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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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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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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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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
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Autonomous Navigation without Distance Sensors

I'm doing a project with the iRobot Create 2. I want it to be able to map out a room and navigate to a point for example. My problem is that the robot doesn't have any distance sensors. What it can do ...
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What is the thread/screw size for the iRobot Create 2 internal screw bosses described in the Open Interface Spec doc

In the “iRobot_Roomba_600_Open_Interface_Spec.pdf” provided for the iRobot Create 2, there is a section titled “Roomba Internal Screw Boss Locations”. It states that “Screws may be replaced with ...
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Create 2 Reading Sensor Values

I am trying to solve some Create 2 sensor reading problem that I am having when I came across @NBCKLY's posts (Part 1 and Part 2) that I believe are exactly what I am looking for. I copied his code ...
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Create2 incremental encoder rollover method

I have never yet had the Create2's incremental encoder rollover but want to write my code to be prepared for this to happen and test it. When the encoder rolls past 32767 (14.5m), does it rollover to -...
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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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iRobot Create2: Granularity of drive control?

I own an iRobot create2 on which I am planning to implement a control algorithm. After playing with the different drive commands, I noticed that changing the desired velocity values marginally doesn't ...
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How to use the opcode to start?

I am new to robotics.Recently came into contact code.So the teacher let me use the Serial port app for Android to enter the opcode.But the robot did not have any reaction. I use the Communications ...
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Issue using Digit LEDs Raw (op code 163) on Create2

If I understand the manual, each leg in each of the 7 segment displays is labeled with a letter A-G. These letters then map to specific bits in a byte - 1 byte for each of the 4 displays. Setting a ...
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What software to use to send (OI) commands to Create 2. Using windows laptop and supplied Create 2 cable? [duplicate]

I read most of the iRobot Create 2 Open Interface (OI). It says send these serial commands to the Create 2 to get it to do the described action, but no suggestion of what software to use to send these ...
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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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Issues with Running Multiple Instructions in Sequence

I tried to use Microsoft Robotics Dev Studio (sample 4) to write a code that was able for robot to go with a square path by just one clicked. However, there is one problem. When I try to put ...
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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.