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== Platform ==
 
== Platform ==
  
[[Image:CreateEEE.jpg|200px|thumb|left|iRobot Create with an Asus EEE PC]]
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[[Image:CreateEEE.jpg|200px|left|iRobot Create with an Asus EEE PC]]
  
Our platform consists of:
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We use a robust, affordable platform built in-house using the following off-the-shelf components
*iRobot Create differential drive robots
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*iRobot Create differential drive robot
*Asus EEE PC
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*Asus EEE PC mounted on a custom-made polymer bracket
 
**Running Ubuntu Linux
 
**Running Ubuntu Linux
* Communication between them is over USB-to-Serial (FTDI compliant interface)
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*Communication over USB-to-Serial (FTDI compliant interface)
  
 
== Programming: API ==
 
== Programming: API ==

Revision as of 12:04, April 30, 2010

Platform

iRobot Create with an Asus EEE PC

We use a robust, affordable platform built in-house using the following off-the-shelf components

  • iRobot Create differential drive robot
  • Asus EEE PC mounted on a custom-made polymer bracket
    • Running Ubuntu Linux
  • Communication over USB-to-Serial (FTDI compliant interface)

Programming: API

Create.jpg
A control interface for iRobot Create robots. You can download the source code from here.

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