After trying some basic runs of the Roomba 561 with the default modes of spot cleaning and docking I tried to program it using very basic codes sent through via a serial port communication software.
I used the following hardware;
- Roomba 561 robot
- a FTDI USB cable
- my laptop, ACER V3-571G
I used Windows after a long time for developmental purposes. I followed this tutorial and installed Realterm in Windows-7.
The following videos are the outcomes of my efforts.
Two things which need a precaution are,
- Realterm has to be used in XP (SP3) compatibility mode in Windows-7
- The Baud has to be set to 115200 in the Realterm software for Roomba 5XX series