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.

  • 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

    Note: Battery performance and run time will decrease over the warranty period.
  • US Warranty 90 Days labor on defects in materials and workmanship.
  • Extended US Warranty: Extended Warranty Available
  • Non-US Warranty: 30 days parts and labor
Owner’s Guide
Contains all the information you need to get started with iRobot Create. Includes instructions on how to execute iRobot Create’s demo programs, details on iRobot Create’s hardware, troubleshooting, and available iRobot Create Accessories. Download PDF

Open Interface Specifications
A detailed reference of all the iRobot Create Open Interface commands and specifics on iRobot Create’s physical connections and serial port settings. Download PDF

Command Module Quick Start
A brief tutorial-style guide to get you started with the iRobot Command Module. Download PDF

Command Module Owner’s Manual
A hardware and software reference for the more advanced robot developer. This manual includes all the details you need to actually start programming the iRobot Command Module and become more familiar with Create robot’s available hardware. Includes details on the programming tools you will need and a number of examples upon which you can build. Download PDF

Command Module Example Updates
Currently includes an update to the iRobot Command Module “light” example as well as the original sample programs “drive” and “input” referenced in the iRobot Command Module Owner’s manual. Download Zip file

A terminal program that can be used to download software to the Create robot. Get it now to start programming your Create robot right away. RealTerm is a product of Infogistics Ltd.
Download .exe file

See iRobot Create models and applications on You Tube
Included Accessories
  • Battery Case (holds 12 non-rechargeable alkaline batteries. Batteries not included)
  • Create Robot Serial Cable
  • Create Robot 4th Wheel
  • Create Robot Screws (8-pack)
What is iRobot Create?
iRobot Create is an affordable programmable, mobile-platform robot. It is pre-assembled so students, developers and aspiring roboticists can develop new robot applications without having to first build a mobile robot from scratch. Create is used by developers to facilitate the creation of new robots and educators to teach students about programming and robotics.

Who uses iRobot Create?
Educators teach students the fundamentals of robotics, computer science, and engineering by writing software to control this engaging robot.

Roboticists and developers can use this versatile, mobile robot platform to experiment, learn, play, program, and compete.

What can I do with iRobot Create?
Program behaviors, sounds, and movements and add off-the-shelf sensors, actuators, and 3rd party electronics to Create's accommodating payload bay to transform the robot into exactly what you want.

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