Irobot Create With An Arm

 
#1

Here's my first attempt of using a V3 EZ-B and controlling an iRobot Create robot with a 6 servo arm attached. The video displays a Roomba that has encountered something in its cleaning path and gets help from an EZ-B controlled Create.

#2

@Robot-Doc looks great! why not add a HD-7 Claw and pick up the Dog instead of the little bone! he he he just having fun. like it a lot good job.

#3

That was so funny, hahaha!
Winky

#4

Show us More about your build. Did you just stick an EZB and a Dagu arm and hooked it up with a little software and it worked? or did you have to add more to it?

Winky

#5

I did add a clear plastic plate to mount the arm on and installed beefier batteries to both the Create and EZ-B.

I added (12) 4500 mAH sub C cells inside the iRobot battery case to power the Create systems. I built a 11,200 mAH LI-ion battery pack to power the EZ-B board and servos. I used (4) 7.4 vdc 2800 mAH LI-ion packs connected in parallel and wired the pack to a micro toggle switch and a 2.5mm plug so that it could be directly plugged into the V3 EZ-B and turned on and off without removing the plug.


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#6

Thank You for the info.

Winky

#7

Robot-Doc,
VERY COOL ROBOT! Good combination of arm and Create.
I currently use the yellow 3000 Roomba battery in my Create. Was your custom battery expensive to build and does it charge on the standard IRobot Fast charger?
Thanks for sharing your video.
Steve S

#8

Steve S The 4500 sub-c cells are $6.25 each from www.onlybatteries.com and you need 12 of then. You can reuse the internal thermistor and resettable fuse from your existing battery pack. The custom pack can be charged using the iRobot standard or fast charger as well as the home base.

#9

Nice Job. Love the create format and the fact it also comes with a stabilizer wheel as well.

#10

Very cool! Those iRobot Creates work great with an EZ-B inside Smile