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Irobot Roomba Is Now Supported!

That's right, the iRobot Roomba is now supported by the EZ-B. No more wires! Bluetooth connectivity to your Roomba with the EZ-B. All you need is a PS2 connector (from an old mouse or purchase one new from an electronic supply store).

The EZ-SDK and ARC both support the Roomba commands. There is even a Tone module which allows you to write music on your Roomba:)

Get yourself a PS2 Mouse and cut the end off but leave a 12 inches of wire. Strip the wires back and use a multimeter to probe and find the ones that I connected in the picture. You only need to connect 2 wires, Signal and GND. Attach a servo plug to the end and connect it to the EZ-B.

In this picture, Signal is WHITE and Gnd is BLACK.

Also notice that this is the inside of the plug. That gives you a better idea of what pins you are connecting.

PS, the PS2 connector will have a little TAB in the center, break it off with a pair of plyers because it won't fit in the roomba.

*Note Before Connecting To EZ-B:: Check the signal wire (white wire) with a volt meter and ensure you have between zero and five volts from the Roomba. If you see higher voltage, you're connected to the wrong port. If you apply too much voltage to the the EZ-B from the Roomba, you will damage the D0 port and will require a chip replacement. Feel free to Contact Us for a replacement chip:)




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#30  
roomba status i used before i sent to MEL,also i did have to use OSMO HACKER,
some roomba's need it some dont,depends on the year they came out
you need to check your # with the right hacker,i have the blue hacker i can loan it out but will need it back since i use it alot zagrosrobotics has it,as protechrobotics has it and info on witch one is needed by the ser#
i redesign them for higher torque,and dual battery charging design,working on better optical feedback for the motors

DJ i dont think anything wrong with the SCI commands,just needs a firmware update for the SCI commands to work
also hope soon to see bi-directional control ,send and receive commands ,can this be done with EZB

BOB.RUSSO i very heavy into roomba for a very long time,i have about 27 of them i convert and sell as my TURTLEBOT design using ROS SOFTWARE
just look up on the internet TURTLEBOT by willow garage its mostly a IROBOT CREATE using ROS software and KINECT CAMERA for navigation ,it uses four 12 inch round decks plus brackets,my decksi made if you look at MY ROOMBA PROJECT in showcase
in a few days willl have photos up and code
Croatia
#31  
Hello everyone,

by any chance, is someone willing to sell a blue OSMO/ or lend it? I'll pay for shipping costs and
if neccessary I'll pay a deposit as reassurance to return it...
#34  
Pashley, do you need to borrow one as well?
Croatia
#35  
Bob,

I've got a Roomba Discovery 4210, serial number is with barcode and digits, it was manufactured 22.09.2005.
I need blue OSMO. Previously I bought Scheduler remote + DIN-to-USB cable to update its firmware, but all it does
when connected is power up the unit and displays 'DONE' (almost instantaneously) on the scheduler display. Later
I read that blue OSMO is needed to update unit older than xx. October 2005. and cannot be done with scheduler remote.

Would you borrow or sell one?
#36  
Bob.Russo ,
Attached is a photo of my Roomba collection. I have been trying for a year to find one that works with EZ-Robot, but alas no luck. Your recent post has given me new hope. Please tell me what arrangements I need to make to borrow an OSMO. I thank you.

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#37  
The Blue single button Roomba should already have the Open Interface firmware and work with the EZ-B.
#38  
Ok, here's what I propose; a round-robin swap.

1. I'll send them to dm39910 first. (Shipping cost is on me.)
2. dm39910 then sends them to Pashley. (Shipping cost is on dm39910)
3. Pashley returns them to me. (Shipping cost is on Pashley.)

That's faster and cheaper for all of us than back and forth to me.

I have every color so I'll send them all. Take all the time you need to get it right - don't rush it and brick your Roomba. But please know that these are treasures to me and I will miss them very much while they're away and probably cry if they don't come back.

All agreed?

Send your shipping info to me at Bob.Russo@US.Army.mil
#39  
Oh, Pashley. On another note. I was able to power the EZ-Robot board right from the Roomba battery. I'll dig out my project (its in the attack. I got frustrated with it) and figure out how I did that. That might take a bit though. I'm into smart things, but I'm not smart.
Croatia
#40  
I agree Bob,

I promise to do my best so you won't have to cry :)
I'm sending my shipping info right away.
Thank you for your good will on helping us!
#41  
@DJ Quick question: Could I hookup the iRobot Roomba 560 with the EZB without issues or is this model not supported?
Croatia
#43  
@compilots Is it an original iRobot or some chinese copy? If it is original then it's a best buy :)
#44  
Looks like the original but........... this deal does smell a little off.
I took precautionary measures prior to this payment just in case.
Croatia
#45  
@compilots hello, I was wondering how did your purchase go? Few days after you posted that ebay link I was tempted to buy one too, but i found that ebay deleted that listing...so it looked even more suspicious...I'm just curious
#46  
@compilots, the 500, 600, and 700 model Roombas will work with the EZ-B but you have to select 115,200 on the control panel for Roomba.
#47  
@dm39910 Good question.
As soon as the product was removed I contacted my credit card company with the issue.
Yesterday I reported to the CC Company that it appears the item was shipped and that it is on its way.... So.... I am currently waiting to see if the product really arrives and is as described.
Will update end of the month.

@Robot-Doc this was the transaction I was talking about in the email. If this really arrives I will be really joyful. If not I will buy the one you offered.
#48  
@compilots, I had a similar experience on ebay two years ago. There was a seller from China offering new 500 model Roombas for $100. What I received was a USB memory card reader that cost about .50 cents. Since I used paypal I got my money back.
#49  
It was fake! I received a scarf and not the Roomba.
I have already been refunded though:)