libroomba (community library)


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Name libroomba
Version 1.0.0
Installs 777
Author Steven Wheeler
Download .tar.gz
All Versions 1.0.0, 0.0.4, 0.0.3, 0.0.2, 0.0.1

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Particle Photon library for communicating with iRobot Roomba vacuums.

This library has been tested on the following devices:

  • Roomba 530

You will need to create a cable to connect your Photon to the Roomba's serial port.


Connect XYZ hardware, add the libroomba library to your project and follow this simple example:

#include "libroomba.h"

LibRoomba roomba;

void setup() {
// Enable the USB serial port for debug messages.
Serial.println("Starting Roomba!");

// Setup the Roomba.

// Enable user control.

// Play a song to indicate setup is complete.
roomba.writeSong(0, 8, 60, 32, 62, 32, 64, 32, 65, 32, 67, 32, 69, 32, 71, 32, 72, 32);

void loop() {

See the examples folder for more details.


Fork this library on GitHub

Here's how you can make changes to this library and eventually contribute those changes back.

To get started, clone the library from GitHub to your local machine.

Change the name of the library in to something different. You can add your name at then end.

Modify the sources in and with the new behavior.

To compile an example, use particle compile examples/usage command in Particle CLI or use Desktop IDE.

After your changes are done you can upload them with particle library upload or Upload command in the IDE. This will create a private (only visible by you) library that you can use in other projects. Do particle library add libroomba_myname to add the library to a project on your machine or add the libroomba_myname library to a project on the Web IDE or Desktop IDE.

At this point, you can create a GitHub pull request with your changes to the original library.

If you wish to make your library public, use particle library publish or Publish command.


Copyright 2017 Steven Wheeler

Licensed under the MIT license

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