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Postby Bwired » Sun May 26, 2013 12:11 am

Together with Xavi from RooWiFi http://www.roomba-wifi-remote.com/tag/roowifi we created a TCP server which gives notification to a local IPnr Port.
This is running for now smoothly on Bwired, soon i will show the Roomba realtime online.

See also my blog on Bwired.nl http://blog.bwired.nl/?p=676

When the roomba is turned on or stops cleaning you receive below JSON, also there is a JSON hartbeat around every 2 minutes.

{
"roomba": {
"Status": "2 ", 0 Not Charging, 1 Recovery, 2 Charging, 3 Trickle Charging, 4 Waiting, 5 Charging Error
"Cleaning": "0", 1 if doing a cleaning action 0 if not
"Battery": "78", remaining percentatge of Battery
"Temp": "32", temperature in Celsius
"Dirt": "0" 0 if no dirt detected or 1 if yes
}
}

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Its possible ro also send the Roomba commands via the tcp connection or via HTTP

http:// Roomba_Wifi_Remote_IP /roomba.cgi?button=CLEAN
http:// Roomba_Wifi_Remote_IP /roomba.cgi?button=SPOT
http:// Roomba_Wifi_Remote_IP/roomba.cgi?button=DOCK

The green and black cover are printed with a 3D printer
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Re: RooWiFi Roomba WiFi control

Postby vanisher » Sun May 26, 2013 10:24 am

great News!! Finally a solution for my 780 Roomba.
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Re: RooWiFi Roomba WiFi control

Postby jrkalf » Sun May 26, 2013 8:28 pm

Drats, you beat me too it Pieter.
I was already mailing with Xavier as well to get me one :mrgreen:

Seeing this, YES, i'm going for his version and not the one from cyberhuis.
I've taken a look at his manual and yeah, it contains all I need or want to know.

RooWifi.
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Re: RooWiFi Roomba WiFi control

Postby Bwired » Sun May 26, 2013 10:44 pm

:-)
we are testing now and Xavi will update the firmware with my findings and some extra options (Digit will test next week too), so wait for this I suggest, then you a better version.
Agree, the roowifi will be perfect for controlling the roomba, till now i like it a lot.
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Re: RooWiFi Roomba WiFi control

Postby jrkalf » Mon May 27, 2013 10:01 am

Bwired wrote::-)
we are testing now and Xavi will update the firmware with my findings and some extra options (Digit will test next week too), so wait for this I suggest, then you a better version.
Agree, the roowifi will be perfect for controlling the roomba, till now i like it a lot.


As long as the RooWifi is firmware upgradable (good point, the only thing I didn't check with him) I'll be fine.
All json information in his documentation and the 3 ajax commands are all I need for implementation on the Fibaro HC2.

thnx for the pointers.

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Re: RooWiFi Roomba WiFi control

Postby Bwired » Mon May 27, 2013 12:02 pm

for now not upgradable :(
but probably its upgradable for some tech guys among us, will check this.
Roowifi is busy with new pcb version also i think.
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Re: RooWiFi Roomba WiFi control

Postby Akatar » Fri May 31, 2013 8:11 pm

i recieved mine today, and i noticed that the pcb is getting very hot. i removed the cover for some extra cooling
and every minute wifi signal is lost.

anyone else with the same problem?
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Re: RooWiFi Roomba WiFi control

Postby Digit » Fri May 31, 2013 9:14 pm

Mine is connected since yesterday evening.
Didn't notice any wifi signal loss yet.
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Re: RooWiFi Roomba WiFi control

Postby Akatar » Fri May 31, 2013 9:45 pm

i must say that the connection is stable now.
i removed the cover, the pcb is not so hot anymore, probably a heat problem
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Re: RooWiFi Roomba WiFi control

Postby Bwired » Fri May 31, 2013 10:19 pm

Same here getting warm, this will be solved in next tranche i thought
Connection here is good, you have to be carefull regarding getting stuck under furniture.
Im still busy with Roowifi regarding the tcp adjustments in the firmware, not sure which version you have now.
I would suggest other to wait ordering until the firmware is tcp ready (if you want to use that)
This will take a couple days from now, almost done.
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Re: RooWiFi Roomba WiFi control

Postby Akatar » Fri May 31, 2013 10:33 pm

mine is from a new batch
it is a heat problem, webserver is after a while slow and not loading completly. after a few minutes in my cooler: working as it should
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Re: RooWiFi Roomba WiFi control

Postby xmcarne » Sat Jun 01, 2013 12:06 pm

Hello Akatar and everybody!

I send you an email talking about it because was the first time that it happens: I detected an issue in some units of last production, it’s strange because anybody told me, maybe only part of this production has this issue:

After one day working and testing: The assembler has a mistake on mounting a capacitor that allows to manage better the temperature, with a diferent capacitor (less capacitance) the temperature of voltage regulator rises up to much and stops working because over-temperature detection is enabled.

Excuses because we test every RooWifi before shipping but not for an extended time to detect this bug. As I told is the first time that it happens and we want to talk seriously with the assembler and find the best way to verify it when the board is assembled.

Kind regards!
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Re: RooWiFi Roomba WiFi control

Postby Akatar » Sat Jun 01, 2013 2:02 pm

yes i recieved the email, thanks for the information.
i guess you sent me an email when the problem is solved
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Re: RooWiFi Roomba WiFi control

Postby DJF3 » Sat Jun 08, 2013 10:43 am

1. Is the (green/black) cover included in when you order the RooWifi?

2. How much height does the RooWifi add?
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Re: RooWiFi Roomba WiFi control

Postby Akatar » Sat Jun 08, 2013 3:05 pm

mine was included, color green

i use mine without cover and it's 6 a 7 mm thick
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