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[DPRG] Neato, Roomba, Mint comments

Subject: [DPRG] Neato, Roomba, Mint comments
From: Rud Merriam rudmerriam at gmail.com
Date: Mon Dec 22 13:14:55 CST 2014

You could just tap into the serial lines before they get to the USB chip 
on one of the available boards.


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*Rud Merriam K5RUD
* /Mystic Lake Software <http://mysticlakesoftware.com/>
/

On 12/22/2014 10:25 AM, Rick Bickle wrote:
>
> Doug,
>
> I have been interested in those neato lidar units, but have been 
> waiting for someone to make an interface to I don’t have to reinvent 
> the wheel. The only interfaces I’ve seen so far are PC software or USB 
> based. I’m looking for something serial that I can talk to on the 
> robot. Can you give me some more info on the Arduino based board?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Rick Bickle
>
> *From:*dprglist-bounces at dprg.org [mailto:dprglist-bounces at dprg.org] 
> *On Behalf Of *Paradug
> *Sent:* Friday, December 19, 2014 3:24 PM
> *To:* John Swindle; dprglist at dprg.org
> *Cc:* John Swindle
> *Subject:* Re: [DPRG] Neato, Roomba, Mint comments
>
> John,
>
> Several us are experimenting with Neato LiDAR units. In fact, James 
> LeRoy  (DPRG member) is selling a Arduino based controller. Also, you 
> missed something in your analysis that is important. The inefficiency 
> of the Roomba's movement algorithm means that it wastes most of its 
> battery life. I linked a very interesting lecture by a Neato 
> Designer/Engineer that you might want to see. It is at
>
> https://cmusv.adobeconnect.com/_a829716469/p17388090/?launcher=false&fcsContent=true&pbMode=normal. 
>
>
> Regards,
>
> Doug P.
>
>
>
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