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Tom just sent over his review of the new iRobot Create, complete with tons of photos and projects, he writes -

“iRobot, a pioneering robot company that has sold millions of iRobot Roomba vacuuming robots, has introduced a remarkable robot platform that fills a major gap.

The iRobot Create is a dependable, rugged and versatile robot base that can be used for uncounted robotics hobby and research applications. It includes a selection of software routines developed for iRobot’s commercial appliance bots and a well-engineered, robust chassis designed for longevity. Many will consider this to be a DIY-roboticist’s dream come true. “Link.


  • iRobot “Create” – Educational robot – Link.

Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.



  1. DGary says:

    Ok, the hamster ball is a wicked cool idea

    Now for some Pavlov work and getting a hamster to seek out dirt for pellets.

  2. robomaster says:

    Heh, I was so impressed by the number of sensors and the fact that it is all controllable by serial, I ordered it for my embedded-linux based platform.