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iRobot CreateŽ Programmable Robot

Item Number: 4400

iRobot Create is an affordable, preassembled mobile robot platform that provides an out-of-the-box opportunity for educators, students and developers to program behaviors, sounds, movements and add additional electronics. Create is making a difference in the advancement of robotics research, product development and Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (S.T.E.M.) education.

  • Create Programmable Robot

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iRobot CreateŽ Programmable Robot Full Specifications

iRobot CreateŽ Programmable Robot
The mobile robot platform for educators and developers.

  • Mobile out-of-the-box. No need to assemble the drive system or worry about low-level code.
  • Use the included serial cable to send individual commands from a PC or write basic scripts of up to 100 Open Interface Commands which can be stored on the robot.
  • 10 built-in demos perform various, preprogrammed behaviors and can be controlled via Open Interface Commands.
  • Over 30 built-in sensors allow the robot to react to both internal and external events.
  • 25-pin expansion port to which you can add the iRobot Command Module (not included) or your own electronics including sensors, actuators, wireless connections, computers, cameras, or other hardware.
  • Spacious cargo bay with threaded holes for mounting additional hardware.
  • Includes fourth wheel to improve stability of larger payloads
  • Fully documented serial protocol provides full access to sensors, actuators, and on-board scripting functionality. Supported under Windows XP via serial port. For more advanced on-board (autonomous) programming, purchase the iRobot Command Module (Item No: 4812).
  • Full compatibility with iRobot Roomba 400 Series accessories including the rechargeable batteries, power supply, home base, remote control, and virtual walls.
  • 90-day Manufacturer's Limited Warranty

What's in the Box
  • iRobot Create Programmable Robot
  • Battery Case (holds 12 non-rechargeable alkaline batteries. Batteries not included)
  • Create Robot Serial Cable
  • Create Robot 4th Wheel
  • Create Robot Screws (8-pack)

Note: Battery performance and run time will decrease over the warranty period.

The iRobot limited warranty shall not apply to failures or problems which are caused by products or equipment not authorized by iRobot Corporation.

Robot products purchased in North America are intended for use in North America only. Both the 30-day, money-back guarantee and the limited warranty are void if products are used outside North America.

Country of Origin:China


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iRobot Create® Programmable Robot
 
4.0

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75%

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Pros

  • Durable design (3)
  • Excellent starting platform (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Demonstrations (3)
    • Science project (3)

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    (40 of 49 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Old and needs an update

    By Kevin

    from Aldie, VA

    About Me Roboticist

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Encoders Do Not Work Well
      • Interface Is Old
      • Loses Charge Quickly

      Best Uses

        Comments about iRobot Create® Programmable Robot:

        This robot was great a decade ago, however there has been no improvement. The interface to the robot is a hassle (DIN and parallel port), the encoders are grossly inaccurate, the power consumption and battery life is a joke. A major overhaul is greatly needed. The only reason people still use this is it is cheap and barely does an OK job. Everyone else in the world is moving to USB, 3.3 V interfaces, and power systems that are smart enough not to die just sitting on the shelf. Seriously, most of the world is moving beyond NiMH and the fact you have to keep it plugged in all the time or it drains the battery is silly. Please just make a little effort and upgrade this thing to something that would be greatly useful by the robotics community ... thank you.

        (13 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Fantastic Product !

        By Prometheus

        from Tucson, AZ

        About Me Instructor

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Durable Design
        • Easy To Control
        • Easy To Program
        • Excellent Starting Platform
        • Handles Large Payloads
        • Loads Of Fun

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Demonstrations
          • Learning Embedded Systems
          • Learning Robotics
          • Science Project

          Comments about iRobot Create® Programmable Robot:

          These are great robots. Irobot has done the world of robotics a fantastic service by making these units available. Ten years ago, one might spend > 10K to get this functionality. Now, they are a little over [$]. The only drawback is that you really need to add a processor to do advanced research. Fortunately the Gumstix product will interface nicely, and you can always add a wireless web cam if you need vision.

          (19 of 22 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          One isn't enough

          By JoeCreate

          from Chandler, AZ

          About Me Hobbyist

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Durable Design
          • Excellent Starting Platform
          • Handles Large Payloads

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Demonstrations
            • Entertainment
            • Learning Embedded Systems
            • Learning Robotics
            • Science Project

            Comments about iRobot Create® Programmable Robot:

            This is a Great way to get into robotics without having to design a drive system, wheel encoders, bumpers, wheel-drop sensors, cliff sensors, a wall sensor, infrared communications, the ability to dock, charge, and undock unattended, and a microcontroller to make it all work together. I don't believe it's possible to build a basic robot with all of the features of the iRobot Create for less money. I'm about to purchase my Third. The iRobot Create takes care of the basic hardware development and leaves the developer free to add sensors and write programs without spending many hours and lots of money just trying to build something that moves around reliably before even thinking about sensors (the fun part to me).

            (24 of 27 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great Platform for the price...

            By JohnQ

            from Sunny Tucson, AZ

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Durable Design
            • Easy To Control
            • Easy To Program
            • Excellent Starting Platform
            • Loads Of Fun

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Demonstrations
              • Entertainment
              • Learn Robotics
              • Science Project

              Comments about iRobot Create® Programmable Robot:

              I bought the premium package with the APS battery, dock, command module, and remote. It has provided me countless hours of fun programming the Create to perform various tasks and watch it wander around the house. For the low price, I don't think you can find a better starter robotics platform. It's also a great way for programmers to learn embedded systems.

              At a minimum I recommend the APS battery and command module. If you've got the money, the premium package is the way to go.

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