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irobot Wifi adapter

Postby Marcelh » November 4th, 2012, 9:11 am

Hello everyone,

I’am the owner of a Roomba 531 for a while. I knew that iRobot had their serial command specification published on the web. I thought it would be cool to control the Roomba by Wifi with a iphone/ipad or normal computer. Unfortunately there are no Roomba Wifi adapters for sale. So I decided to build one myself :)

The result:

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Live demo:



The module supports WPS (Wifi Protected Setup), so this makes it easy to connect. It broadcasts every 7 seconds an UDP message, this makes it possible to detect the Roomba in the network :)
I implemented a switching power supply on the board, the operating voltage is 4.5V – 30V.

At this moment I can receive all sensor values and control the actuators. I will post a movie of the wireless driving Roomba soon.

More info here: http://www.proofofprinciple.nl
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Re: Wifi

Postby Koontzy » November 4th, 2012, 10:34 am

damn, look nice !
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Re: Wifi

Postby Koontzy » November 4th, 2012, 12:19 pm

are you gonna sell those lill devices?
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Re: irobot Wifi adapter

Postby Marcelh » November 5th, 2012, 2:03 pm

Thanks!

Maybe I am going to sell them, depending on the interest...
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Re: irobot Wifi adapter

Postby wuench » November 6th, 2012, 11:20 pm

+1 for interested
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Re: irobot Wifi adapter

Postby Marcelh » November 7th, 2012, 5:50 am

the nice thing of this adapter is that it is possible to directly send UDP frames according the Roomba SCI specification. So there is no need for a microcontroller and/or translation of data.

I am still struggling with the motor drive commands....i can drive back and forward, i can turn around my own axis (both directions), but driving in a larger circle seems to be difficult.... maybe I do something wrong....
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Re: irobot Wifi adapter

Postby tenallero » November 7th, 2012, 10:32 am

I am interesetd two.
Price range? Or is too early?

Time ago, I found another irobot-wifi ... but nobody answer my requests.
http://www.carnlan.com/modulos-embebido ... remote.php
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Re: irobot Wifi adapter

Postby Marcelh » November 15th, 2012, 12:58 pm

A WiFi controlled iRobot!



Sorry for the shaking video
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Re: irobot Wifi adapter

Postby chuck1026 » December 22nd, 2012, 1:43 pm

I have been searching for just this device! I want to have my Vera home automation gateway be capable of controlling Roomba but I need a wifi interface! Please build me one as long as it is not tooooooo pricey :D .
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Re: irobot Wifi adapter

Postby vic7767 » December 22nd, 2012, 2:07 pm

Check this one out, may just be what you want.

http://www.elechouse.com/elechouse/inde ... ts_id=1007
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Re: irobot Wifi adapter

Postby tenallero » December 24th, 2012, 7:07 pm

Hi,

Merry Christmas for everyone!
I have found a new Roomba wifi adapter that seems very interesting and very small footprint.
http://roomba-wifi-remote.com/

I have contacted with them. And told me they are preparing a new release for next month.
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Re: irobot Wifi adapter

Postby iwan » February 1st, 2013, 3:23 pm

tenallero wrote:Hi,

Merry Christmas for everyone!
I have found a new Roomba wifi adapter that seems very interesting and very small footprint.
http://roomba-wifi-remote.com/

I have contacted with them. And told me they are preparing a new release for next month.


any news on this module? What does it cost.

vic7767 wrote:Check this one out, may just be what you want.

http://www.elechouse.com/elechouse/inde ... ts_id=1007


Have you tested it already with your roomba? Or am i to fast in asking....

i am also looking for something like this.
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Re: irobot Wifi adapter

Postby vic7767 » February 1st, 2013, 3:57 pm

Yes, I have tested it and it works good. The only additional issue is the need for a "virtual Serial Port" to install on your PC as a comm port that will re-route to the TCP/IP number of the WiFi module.
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Re: irobot Wifi adapter

Postby iwan » February 1st, 2013, 4:14 pm

vic7767 wrote:Yes, I have tested it and it works good. The only additional issue is the need for a "virtual Serial Port" to install on your PC as a comm port that will re-route to the TCP/IP number of the WiFi module.


this is only for the programming part i presume..
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Re: irobot Wifi adapter

Postby vic7767 » February 1st, 2013, 6:23 pm

No, the virtual port is used to control the Roomba, not to program the WiFi.
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Re: irobot Wifi adapter

Postby xmcarne » February 10th, 2013, 9:12 am

Hello I'm from the website mentioned by tenallero and chuck1026. chuck1026 already have one of our models and are testing it. Tenallero will receive his on monday or tuesday. Another thing that integrates our module is that you can control the robot using an integrated webserver or with online app (is beta and is testing by chuck1026) to manage the schedule from everywhere where you have internet access. If anypeople wants more information send me a message without any inconvenience, we are going to slow because we are so busy (and happy).

Best regards and don't be affraid to contact with me :D

As a last thing we made this compatible without any reconfiguration with 700 and 500 series as I show you in this video that I made in my home. I show here the simple things that you need to do to control the robot from your iPhone, etc..



Any questions? I will respond as soon as possible :D
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Re: irobot Wifi adapter

Postby xmcarne » February 28th, 2013, 7:21 pm

Hello again,

I'm writing happy because Apple aproved my app to control roomba from iPhone like a car I put here the link to the itunes store app. I supose it will be findable on app store in a few days:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/roowifi/id607062309

Let's play :) (Before connects to your roomba on the bottom left switch configure the IP on the config page and save configuration, after that you could switch on the main screen and let's play XD)

I uploaded the source code here:
http://www.roowifi.com/roomba-wifi-app-for-iphone/

For instructions of use I think that tomorrow or maybe saturday I'll done

I wish you like it!
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Re: irobot Wifi adapter

Postby Marcelh » November 27th, 2013, 5:17 am

Hello,

It has been a while since the last post, I have been getting a lot of mails of interested buyers, thats why the module is now available on IndieGogo.com, please see: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/irobo ... tion-board

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