Irobot Create Project. Sneak Peak

Dunning-Kruger

Canada

Crap... should read seek peek... lol.... Haven't decided what exactly my iRobot Create project will evolve into... But I plan to go all out on this one... Right now I am leaning toward a butler/remote presence type robot... More to come, so stay tuned... c'mon EZB4....yeah baby:D Sorry about the photo orientation ... User-inserted image

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#1  

Richard R , I like the looks of your project. Is that light channel steel or aluminum? It looks like a HD battery. IRobot Create is a great platform. The EZB4 will enable Create to be an even better platform with send and receive serial communication. Thanks for posting. Steve S

#2  

@Steve... it's aluminum vex structure... it's a 10amp battery which I plan to power a mini Asus Nettop 12v PC.... Yes, i am hoping too that the V4 will be able to send and receive serial data from/to the Roomba Create....

#3  

@Richard As a "bare bones" robot it already looks cool! I suppose you already know the IRobot create's GVW (gross vehicle weight:) ) . The overall weight starts to add up pretty quick! Looking forward to more pics and progress reports

#4  

Seems to handle the weight no problem. The vex structure is extremely light aluminum... the battery is 6lbs and soon to be added mini pc/monitor will only add another 2lbs or so..... moves around fine even at low speeds... it will always run on a laminate floor, so should be fine. Also, I am using a light weight Li-on battery to power the create, so some extra weight savings there...

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#5  

Richard,

I need your input :

  1. how tall is your robot ?
  2. Are you powering icreate from the 12v battery ?
  3. With all the extra weight, can it perform in carpet floors and can it dock ?
  4. I'm not familiar with VEX can you share the VEX building parts ?

Thanks

PTP