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I am facing the same problem that kinect not getting power from Irobot create base.... However I am very much sure that it is not an openni problem.

I read to a tutorial by Prof. Jason O'Kane he says that : For the Kinect sensor to operate correctly, it must draw power from the Create’s battery. (The 5V available from the USB connection to the netbook is not sufﬁcient; the Kinect needs at least 8V. Note that seeing blinking lights in the Kinect is, in my experience, not enough to know for sure that the Kinect is receiving the power it needs.) Your Turtlebot has a cable connecting the Kinect to the Create for this purpose, but by default that power supply is disabled. To enable it .........

**rosrun create_node kinect_breaker_enabler.py**


I tried it but this is not working. The create base is connected to ttyACM0 port as the serial to USB connector definition.

I am facing the same problem that kinect not getting power from Irobot create base.... However I am very much sure that it is not an openni problem. problem.

I read to a tutorial by Prof. Jason O'Kane he says that : For the Kinect sensor to operate correctly, it must draw power from the Create’s battery. (The 5V available from the USB connection to the netbook is not sufﬁcient; the Kinect needs at least 8V. Note that seeing blinking lights in the Kinect is, in my experience, not enough to know for sure that the Kinect is receiving the power it needs.) Your Turtlebot has a cable connecting the Kinect to the Create for this purpose, but by default that power supply is disabled. To enable it .........

**rosrun create_node kinect_breaker_enabler.py**


I tried it but this is not working. The create base is connected to ttyACM0 port as the serial to USB connector definition.

I am facing the same problem that kinect not getting power from Irobot create base.... However I am very much sure that it is not an openni problem.

I read to a tutorial by Prof. Jason O'Kane he says that : For the Kinect sensor to operate correctly, it must draw power from the Create’s battery. (The 5V available from the USB connection to the netbook is not sufﬁcient; the Kinect needs at least 8V. Note that seeing blinking lights in the Kinect is, in my experience, not enough to know for sure that the Kinect is receiving the power it needs.) Your Turtlebot has a cable connecting the Kinect to the Create for this purpose, but by default that power supply is disabled. To enable it .........

**rosrun create_node kinect_breaker_enabler.py**


I tried it but this is was not working. The create base is connected to ttyACM0 port as the serial to USB connector definition.definition. Then I checked the power supply of pin 10-11-12 of DB25 connector and found that the above command working well and I robot create giving power supply of 14V DC. So it is problem of 12V DC regulator circuit board. Which I will replace soon.