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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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Extending iCreate battery power for auxilliary equipment

I plan to use the icreate as a platform to carry a tablet, or notebook PC and want to have power for some time so I need more than the 3000 mAh battery. I want all to be powered from same battery ...
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How does the cliff sensors on ROOMBA work through a glass wall?

I want to use IR sensors to detect whether my dustbin is full but I want to protect it from outside dust. I am planning to use the IR sensors on Roomba. How are they working despite a plastic wall? ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Issue with multiple bytes from Irobot Create 2

I was having problems reading sensor information from my Irobot Create 2 and sent an email asking for help from the Irobot staff. They were super helpful and gave me an answer(the next day!!!) that ...
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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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create2 reading sensor date does not always work [closed]

I noticed that the create2 does not always provide sensor data while it's moving. Am I supposed to stop the robot, request sensor data then start it again? or am I missing something? it seems to work ...
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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 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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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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Controlling the iRobot Create 2 with MATLAB

I teach a university sophomore level MATLAB programming class for engineers, and I am planning on using the create2 for their final project. There is a nice simulator and MATLAB toolbox for the Create,...
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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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the specifications graph showing the battery discharges in volt per time

my name is dylan we are doing a project on irobot create and we would like to know the specifications graph showing the battery discharges in volt per time and my robot is the irobot ceate 1. The ...
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Dock command does not seem to work

We bought a new Create2 robot and started using it. But when we issue the dock command the robot moves for a bit and does not go back to the base. The base is not hidden or obstructed and the create2 ...
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I need the specifications for iRobot Create 2 [closed]

I need the specifications for the Create 2. I need it for research purposes. So I think I'm going to need a high computational computer on board. Please suggest some nice configuration.
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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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Determine current roomba state / operating mode

Using the SCI messages, I would like to determine the current operating mode or state of a iRobot Roomba 780. Finally, I would like to detect and separate four states: Cleaning In docking station ...
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Is it tough to make a robotic workshop of your own [closed]

I want to make a robotic workshop.. I recruited 10 members to work... Please give some tips about robotic workshop
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Sending commands to Roomba from PC

I'm trying to send some commands to the Roomba. However is behaving strange. This is the manual that I'm using. http://www.irobot.com/~/media/MainSite/PDFs/About/STEM/Create/...
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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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Drive motor voltage / other specifications of Roomba 650

I salvaged some parts off my dead Roomba 650, and I'm trying to use the drive motor assembly . I got the pinout of the connector but I don't know what voltage / PWM / other specifications are there ...
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iRobot Create 2 discrepancy betweenOpen Interface Specifications and Create 2 Serial to 3.3V Logic

I am cautiously moving forward with my new iRobot Create 2, planning on using a Raspberry Pi with ROSberry installed to control the Create 2. Discovered a problem with the pin out specs between the ...
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What is recommended prerequisite knowledge to get kid started with Create 2? [closed]

What aged children is the Create 2 appropriate for? What is prerequisite knowledge? Is this an appropriate first robot kit for a child?
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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 without ROS?

Is it possible to control the Create without using any ROS whatsoever? I know it has all these serial/Digital I/O pins that connect to ROS which controls it using drivers/libraries. But how hard would ...
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Cannot launch iRobot Create. Powers down upon minimal launch?

I just got an iRobot iCreate base and I've followed the instructions given in ROS Tutorials to setup the turtlebot pc and the workstation. I could successfully ssh into username@turtlebot through ...
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Why does iRobot not sell the Create in Europe? [closed]

I'm trying to find a good beginners platform to use ROS with, and I came across the iRobot Create. To my surprise, they do not sell in Europe. Why is that?
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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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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 ...