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Roomba mini din serial to usb cable construction

Hi everyone,

I’m trying to make a cable and I don’t have any electronics experience.

Following the above guide/ link I believe these are the two parts I need:
https://core-electronics.com.au/mini-din-connector-cable-for-irobot-create-2-7-pins-6-feet.html

I’m not sure if the usb part is suitable or how to make a slightly robust cable and what equipment will be required.

Any input would be great
Cheers
Charlie

Hi Charlie,

It looks like you found the correct parts. You will need a soldering iron, solder, and probably some heat-shrink. The best way to make it robust is just some good heat-shrink around your solder connections.