Published on December 13 2014

First Attempt Building An Android App For The Irobot Dirt Dog

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Upgraded the speakers to 8 ohm 2 watt 1 inch diameter units and hid everything inside the dust bin of the Dirt Dog. There is just a bit more room since there is no vacuum motor assembly in the dust bin.

December 17 2014
@Doc... just got an email from iRobot... Apparently my Create 2 just shipped....:)

oh and on a side note... I ended up buying a Fashforge creator pro, but the stl for the castor dust bin is too big for the build envelope of the Creator Pro... any ideas on how to print this?
December 17 2014
No clue Richard R. I've got the Flashforge printer also. Think I'll try using old 500 model dust bins and see if I can mod them to work with the Create(2). I got a shipping notice also. Guess Santa dropped some off from the North.
January 7 2015
@Doc.... Did you get your Create 2 yet... I got a shipping notice before Xmas and my credit card was charged, but no Create yet... My tracking # with Purolator comes up as something like "shipping doc created" and that's it... I talked to Purolator and they told me iRobot have not initiated the shipment yet... I of course messaged iRobot last week and they said they are looking into it, but haven't gotten back to me yet... In the mean time I have received a few emails from them stating your Create 2 is backordered.... It will ship right away when there is stock. Then it goes on to say... "Please rest assured your credit card will not be charged until your product ships"... Hmmm, well that ship has sailed since they charged my credit card back on the 19th of Dec...

So long story short... What's happening with your Create 2 purchase?
January 7 2015
Hate to read that your Create-2 didn't arrive. Once my credit card was charged I received the Create-2 about 3 days later. It does come with a nice com cable also.
January 7 2015
@Doc... Ha, ha... so I finally reached a real person at iRobot (albeit the phone centre seems to be in the Caribbean).... Anyway, turns out mine did ship but mysteriously got lost at the boarder *confused* So they issued another shipping order, but now they have no stock... they are backordered. Now I have to wait another few weeks until they get more in stock.... Oh well

Nice to hear about the com cable, though....