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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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Steadier wheels - Pin them or lock springs [closed]

When running on a hard surface, the Create will shake sometimes during turns or acceleration. Has anyone ever removed the springs or pinned the wheels in place so they can't move up and down?
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Create2 Serial. Canonical versus Number of Bytes interface

There is a message system which does not appear to be document in the OI spec. This appears to be a a canonical terminal type serial interface in which messages come back such as firmware version and ...
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What is the millisecond rate that robot-create can respond to two different drive commands?

I want to issue two slightly different drive commands what is the smallest loop rate that the robot-create accepts new commands? I know from reading the documentation that it appears the sensors are ...
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Enable Bluetooth communication with iRobot Create 2

I just got a new iRobot Create 2. I used to use an Element Direct BAM (Bluetooth Adapter Module) for iRobot Create previously. How can I communicate with a Create 2 using Bluetooth? What accessories ...
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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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Can you interface to a Braava Jet?

Is there any open interface access to the new Braava jet just to drive it around?
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create2 commands with an app called SERIAL

there is an app called SERIAL, available in the app store. I've downloaded it on my mac and am experimenting with it, any ideas on how to send create2 OI commands using "Serial"? so far it seems a ...
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Reliably establishing communication and OI mode with Create 2

I've started tinkering with a Create 2, but I'm having issues reliably getting it to accept my commands. I can occasionally get it right, but sometimes, it just seems to ignore me. I'm guessing my ...
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Create 2 light red/green

I am working on a project with the Create 2. Just recently I have run into a problem with the battery state. The Create 2 has been charging all night so its clean light shows green. However, when I ...
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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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Can I control iRobot Create 2 with NI myRIO and LabVIEW codes?

I need to know if the iRobot Create 2 can be controlled with a NI myRIO that has been programmed through LabVIEW. The goal is to program an autonomous robot for real-time tracking using a Kinect ...
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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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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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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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How do I get the Create 2 to communicate with a laptop via the serial to USB cable?

My computer will not recognize the Serial to USB cable. I have tried it on a Mac and an HP. Is there a driver that I need to install? If it is supposed to install automatically, it is not.
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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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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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iRobot Create 2 IR bump light sensor specifications

Can someone tell me where can I find some specifications about the iRobot Create 2 IR bump light sensors? We have an SDF model of the Create 2 that uses the Hoyuko laser range finder sensor and we ...
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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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Roomba schedule opcode: 167, byte 1

Just a short question: The iRobot Create 2 Open Interface spec says: Serial sequence: [167] [Days] [Sun Hour] [Sun Minute] [Mon Hour] etc. Can somebody explain to me, what "Days" stands for?
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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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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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increase current draw from serial port of icreate 2

This is from the icreate 2's document: "Pins 1 and 2 (Vpwr) are connected to the Roomba battery through a 200 mA PTC resettable fuse. The continuous draw from these two pins together should not exceed ...
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Is there a way to disconnect and reconnect from a Create 2 that was streaming sensor readings without having to unplug/replug my USB-serial cable?

I am working with a Create 2 and I am executing a simple sequence like (in pseudocode): ...
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Create 2 CAD files

I found CAD files for the Create on the ROS TurleBot download page (.zip), and shells on the gazebo sim page. Any ideas where the files for the Create 2 could be found?
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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 2: Can I load the code in instead of connecting cable? (new learner)

I am a new learner of iRobot. I am trying to program it to control the movement of the Create 2. After glancing through the existing project, I find most of them are based on sending commands to ...
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Power on iRobot Create 2 via serial port

I have Arduino talk with Create 2 via serial interface. But before sending commands to the robot, I have to power it on by manually pushing the power button on the robot. How to make the robot turned ...
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Cannot command irobot create 2

This might be a dumb question. I have started to play with this robot with raspberry pi two days ago. I did some simple stuff, like- move around and sensor reading etc. But since yesterday night, It ...
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How much of a pause should there be between messages? (IRobot Create-2)

When I send several commands in a row some don't get executed. For example I have a script which starts the roomba driving in a circle and plays the john cena theme song through its speakers but ...
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How can I avoid Roomba Error 10 Code?

I am trying to run my 600 series Roomba in a large, open space (1700+sf) and it does not recognize the large, open space and throws the Error 10 code. It does not recognize an edge of 2 12"-3" either;...
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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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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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iRobot Create 2 serial battery power

I don's seem to be able to get any battery power from Create 2. I spliced the original cable it came with, and tried to use the power from red/purple(+) and yellow/orange(-) to power a Raspberry Pi2, ...
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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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Firmware upgrade for iRobot Create 2

Is there a firmware upgrade for available for the Create 2? I had some issues in March when using these for assigning a University of Tennessee programming project. We are getting ready to use them ...
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Powering a Project Tango Tablet with iRobot Create 2

Project Tango Development Kits come with a mini-dock (see picture below). I am controlling the iRobot Create 2 by the mounted Tablet using the USB cable provided plugged into the mini-dock. (see ...
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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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What commands make the irobot create 2 go left and right not just forwards and backwards?

I am new to the create 2 and I downloaded real term to program, opened an interface to the robot and send numbers with it to the robot. I can only get the drive command to work. I only know how to ...
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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?