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Noam Chung
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Robot App™ Description

Brother John or Frère Jacques is a well known melody, and was translated to many languages around the world.
And now, Your Roomba can play it as well!

The original French version of the song is as follows:
Frère Jacques, frère Jacques,
Dormez-vous? Dormez-vous?
Sonnez les matines! Sonnez les matines!
Din, dan, don. Din, dan, don.

The song is traditionally translated into English as:
Are you sleeping? Are you sleeping?
Brother John, Brother John,
Morning bells are ringing! Morning bells are ringing!
Ding, dang, dong. Ding, dang, dong.

This 2.1 version contains the following improvements:
• Added support for Roomba 5XX and 7XX series;
• Roomba is now back to its normal state (ready to clean) when the app is ended;
• Roomba stops movement when the window is closed;
• Added auto discovery mechanism that automatically detects your Roomba-model and port. You can disable the auto discovery mechanism by entering into the manual mode by disconnecting the cable / Bluetooth device from Roomba and running the app. In the manual mode you will be requested to select your Roomba model and the serial COM port that you are connected to (don’t forget to connect the cable/ Bluetooth device back to Roomba as you enter the manual mode);
• Added safety mechanism- if a bumper is pressed during the driving/dancing; Roomba will drive backward immediately to protect its engines.
• Roomba stops singing when the app is closed;
• Added recovery mechanism if the app was shut down/lost connection in the middle of a song.
• The Auto-detect mechanism will show a warning message in case the Roomba is connected to its charging device;
• More improvements to make your experience better;

Notice- if Roomba loses connection with your Bluetooth, just pick Roomba up to stop its movement, and restart the app;

Installation Instructions

Delivered as:

Connect your Roomba as described in Usage Instructions section and execute the app


Robot App Requirements

The downloaded robot-app file will only run on Windows operating system (XP, Win 2000, Vista, 2008 Server, or Win7).
Microsoft .NET framework 4.0

1. iRobot Roomba series 400 and up, with firmware 2.1 and up.
    Every robot purchased after October 2005 should have this firmware installed.
2. or iRobot Create
3. Roomba to USB cable from iRobot or;
4. Bluetooth for Roomba - RooTooth
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Usage Instructions

Connect your Roomba to the computer using a serial cable (Serial or Serial to USB) or a bluetooth device (like Rootooth) or a BrainLink. After you successfully connected the Roomba to the computer - run the downloaded file and enjoy and app.

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