I've got a Roomba 4000 based project I am working on and would like some advice. I have removed the normal button interface because I needed the space on the robot. However, after working with this for a while, I realize I would like to have either a battery kill switch or the button panel back to save me the hassle of pulling the battery whenever the Roomba gets confused or cranky.
I kinda mapped out the pins on the button panel, but I see a bunch of resisters in the corner, so I'm a little leery to just go shorting pins with a contact switch without asking for advice.
I don't have a blog or anything (I suppose I should get one started lol), but my latest update on my project is here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gX5YBZfYZ5s
Although that was yesterday before I really got into it; I've made some good progress on it. For example I can move the arm with the PS3 controller now
Well 2 of the motors in the arm at least.
Do you think I could just short pins 8 and 9 and be ok for making a new power button? I wasn't able to get a good feel for how the resistors were connected.