Community Question

Hello,

I was wondering what models of the Roomba that are supported by the example EZ-Builder Application? Does the EZ-Builder Application support the I-Robot Create?

I downloaded the Roomba Example in EZ-Builder, I noticed it didn't include a mobile interface. I started to create a mobile interface for the Roomba example and have a couple of questions:

--I put forward, reverse, left and right buttons on the mobile page. I looked at the scripts for the buttons and they are the standard scripts used for revolution robots. Do these scripts need to be modified as it looks like the EZ-Bv4 communicates with the Roomba via RS232? Will these buttons without changing the scripts control the Roomba in the Mobile App?

--Also there are buttons in the EX-Builder PC Screens for Roomba that control the motor speed, seek dock, clean, disable sensors, etc. Can these same controls be used in the mobile interface as well. I clicked on the Roomba Movement Panel setup gear and the only thing noticed was a baud rate setup? There were no scripts for the buttons in the windows interface. I am assuming that when you click the buttons that a serial command is sent to Roomba to cause the actions to take place. How is this accomplished for the Mobile Interface?

--I'm thinking seriously on using a I-Robot Roomba or I-Robot Create as a base for a security type robot as some have suggested in replies to other posts of mine. Sounds like a very good idea with it being able to dock with a recharging port. Would like to be able to control them via a mobile interface. Using EZ-Bits and the universal adapter plate I could create various creations to mount on the Roomba or I-Robot Create.

--I have a Foscam F19831P IP Camera and am very interested in using it with the EZ-Builder for PC and Mobile Version of EZ-Builder. Seems like it would be a large software project and I am not the good with programming. Would like to have the Foscam video stream show up in EZ-Builder Mobile and be able to control its pan/tilt functions in mobile app as well as the Roomba Movement Panel to control the Robot Functions?

--Can you select multiple screens in the EZ-Builder Mobile Interface? Seems that you can but not sure how this is done. Haven't seen any examples of this yet?

Thanks much for your time....Rick Bonari
faengelm
Commented October 2016
Can anyone answer the question about what specific Roomba models are supported?

Thanks,
Frank
Richard R
Commented October 2016
@faengelm I personally have used 400, 500 and 600 series Roombas without any issues. However I created a custom movement panel using serial commands rather than the built in Roomba control.... I also use the roomba ROI for the relevant serial protocol and serial commands needed...
faengelm
Commented April 2017
@Richard-R
Thanks
for the info.

I purchased a Roomba 650 and it works great using your custom movement panel and excellent scripts

Regards,
Frank
Richard R
Commented April 2017
Hey @Frank... glad you found it useful... I will be digging out my Roombas again once IPS is released.... :)
faengelm
Commented April 2017
@Richard-R
I
have noticed that when I use a movement script such as:

Code:

 uartWrite(0,1,137,0,150,128,0,131) #forward slow SAFE 



The Roomba loses its bump detection. Is there a way it keep that active?

Thanks,
Frank

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Avatarrbonari
Asked on Monday, April 11, 2016