iRobot Create Forum
How To use your iRobot Create:
If you are using the iRobot Command Module with the Create, then you might find something useful on my Command Module Page. I started working with this initially but was limited by Memory. I switched to the Propeller chip because of it's 8 processors and more RAM. But before I switched I learned a lot so check out this stuff first, no matter what processor you are using.
If you are using the Parallax Propeller chip (my preferred microcontroller), then you may find something useful on my Propeller Page. This is what I am currently using so it should get updated more often.
APSX - RFID Readers and Accessories
Acroname Robotics - lcd, sonar, compass, text-2-speech, IR, other sensors, other robot stuff
Parallax, Inc - robot stuff
Maxstream - data radios XBee - Zigbee
ExpressPCB - fast, cheap, printed circuit boards, free design software, 3-day turnaround
Futurlec - microcontroller modules and developer boards
wulfden - propeller development board and accessories
Element Direct - comonents for the iRobot Create
Modtronix - Ethernet boards with a PIC, handy for interfacing anything to wired Ethernet and monitoring/controlling I/O lines.
Sparkfun Electronics - good stuff, and nice XBee Breakout Boards.
The Newest Member:
Added an Arm and CMUCam to work on finding and picking up some stuff (Video).
I've received my Second Create. So many ideas, so little time.
Soon to be a more permanent and full-featured ServerBot, leaving the SensorBot for R&D.
It has 5 Sonars, 5 Sharp IR Range sensors, 4 PIR sensors, 1 Thermopile Array, 1 CMUCam2, 2 Microphones, Text-to-Speech, XBee Radio, Handles, and an On/Off Switch. So far.