Romni The Omnibot/roomba Hack

jer361

USA
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This is my first build so it might take a while. Here is an overview of the project an Omnibot will be mated to a Roomba to create cleaning bot that can run on its own or by my control. I still have lots of things to work out but the robot will be getting the full EZ Robot kit so I'll be adding the camera with a servo for head movement. Still trying to figure out if his head will go just side to side or tilt pan. Servo's for his arms and wrists. The sonar with possible scaning servo. I am not really sure if this is necessary and would appreciate hearing the pro's/con's of this from some of the more experienced builders on the board.

For the front panel, where the cassette deck was, I am planning to relocate the Roomba control buttons and led's. It is going to be a cleaning robot after all. The ability to give the robot a voice and some personality. That's all I have for now but I am sure there will be lots of other things that come up down the road here are some pictures. Not much done yet but this is an idea of what Romni will look like.

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#12  
I don't have the schematic and have zero experience with electronics but I thought about just wiring up my own led's and buttons. At this point I'm thinking of just buying a Roomba 400 it's the same case with only one button top if I can't come up with another solution.
#13  
Why don't you buy a create? It is easier to work with.
#14  
@winstn60 so you roomba .....sucked...... ih that pun hurt lol

I see the there is a bundle of wires on that board. If you follow the trace on the board from the buttons back to the pins you can identify them. I would take a photo and on your computer and as you figure out which bottons are wired to each pin.... label them in your photo. Then you can cut and splice one wire at a time to standard momentary switches and leds. Once your done splicing the wires to the new switches and leds you can trash the original board and just plug your new wiring harness into your roomba board... -Josh
#16  
I have confidence in you jer361 , watch a tutorial on soldering and when you solder your wires to switches add in a additional piece of wire maybe 12 inches long so you can drill holes in the back of your robot and insert the switches through. Go to radioshack and buy regular 12v rated momentary press button switches and a pack of assorted leds.