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Offline undertoe

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Roomba ThinkingCleaner Plugin
« on: January 12, 2015, 10:15:46 am »
This is the official forum for help and support for the Roomba ThinkingCleaner Vera Plugin

Adds ThinkingCleaner enabled Roomba device control and status in Vera. The plugin features true device status Docking, Undocking, Charging, Trickle Charging, Charging Error, Paused, Cleaning. Battery level and ability to control in your Scenes

Wifi Add-On by Thinking Cleaner: http://www.thinkingcleaner.com/
Download Link: http://apps.mios.com/plugin.php?id=8126

Current Version: 0.88

First off let me say the Thinking Cleaner Wifi add-on for the Roomba is away better product than the Roowifi. The plugin
includes the following features.

  • Support for Roomba: 500,600,700,800 models
  • Clean / Pause button
  • Dock Button with true dock
  • Real-Time Cleaning Status
  • Cleaning Status Icons
  • Charging Level
  • 800 Series Roomba Double Start auto-detect
« Last Edit: January 15, 2015, 06:13:34 pm by undertoe »
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Re: Roomba ThinkingCleaner Plugin
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2015, 10:23:24 am »
Hi @undertoe,

Thank you for this work - excellent - I shall give it a go when available :-)

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Re: Roomba ThinkingCleaner Plugin
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2015, 10:27:47 am »

@undertoe,

Awesome, thanks.


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Re: Roomba ThinkingCleaner Plugin
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2015, 10:36:45 am »
Awesome. I got mine on order and will give this a try when I get it.

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Re: Roomba ThinkingCleaner Plugin
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2015, 06:08:43 pm »
Everyone got the update today?

"The great news is that this production has finished last week and we have the units available for shipping NOW, so we are packing and preparing the ordered units TODAY to get them to you as soon as possible. "

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Re: Roomba ThinkingCleaner Plugin
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2015, 09:50:34 pm »
Waiting  for that 700 series cover and I will be using this plugin.
In advance thanks for your development effort.

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Re: Roomba ThinkingCleaner Plugin
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2015, 10:43:01 pm »
Great news, hopefully mine will be in the mail soon.

One question, would it be possible (if it is even open in the API) to deactivate the drop sensors?  In my main area I have a rug with a black border that always gives the Roomba some trouble.  I don't want to cover the sensors because I have other areas in the house I hand carry the Roomba to where I would need the sensors.

I'd like to create scenes to run the Roomba and disable the sensor and then use PLEG to re-enable the sensor once docked.  This way the default is "on".

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Re: Roomba ThinkingCleaner Plugin
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2015, 11:00:28 pm »
Great news, hopefully mine will be in the mail soon.

One question, would it be possible (if it is even open in the API) to deactivate the drop sensors?  In my main area I have a rug with a black border that always gives the Roomba some trouble.  I don't want to cover the sensors because I have other areas in the house I hand carry the Roomba to where I would need the sensors.

I'd like to create scenes to run the Roomba and disable the sensor and then use PLEG to re-enable the sensor once docked.  This way the default is "on".

This I don't think is an option in the ROOMBA it's self so i find it hard to believe that's going to be an option.

I think you would be better to email "featurerequest@thinkingcleaner.com" to get the right answer.

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Re: Roomba ThinkingCleaner Plugin
« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2015, 06:14:18 pm »
Approved and ready for download!

http://apps.mios.com/plugin.php?id=8126
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Re: Roomba ThinkingCleaner Plugin
« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2015, 11:04:10 pm »
Great news, hopefully mine will be in the mail soon.

One question, would it be possible (if it is even open in the API) to deactivate the drop sensors?  In my main area I have a rug with a black border that always gives the Roomba some trouble.  I don't want to cover the sensors because I have other areas in the house I hand carry the Roomba to where I would need the sensors.

I'd like to create scenes to run the Roomba and disable the sensor and then use PLEG to re-enable the sensor once docked.  This way the default is "on".

This I don't think is an option in the ROOMBA it's self so i find it hard to believe that's going to be an option.

I think you would be better to email "featurerequest@thinkingcleaner.com" to get the right answer.

I've done that. No answer yet. I'll advise if I get one.

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Re: Roomba ThinkingCleaner Plugin
« Reply #10 on: January 20, 2015, 02:41:08 am »

Had the first issue today with the thinkingcleaner.
It stopped reporting battery status (on the thinkingcleaner webinterface). After a restart everything was OK again.

This was after I installed the plugin. Wil test some more to see if these a related.

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Re: Roomba ThinkingCleaner Plugin
« Reply #11 on: January 20, 2015, 03:21:58 am »
It's good to learn there are options for Roomba.

In any case, can you tell me if this plug-in will work with both UI5 and UI7 please?

Thank you.

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Re: Roomba ThinkingCleaner Plugin
« Reply #12 on: January 22, 2015, 03:07:56 pm »
Yes it should be just fine however I have not tested it
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Re: Roomba ThinkingCleaner Plugin
« Reply #13 on: January 24, 2015, 11:17:37 pm »
Got my Thinking Cleaner and installed it today.

My wife set up a schedule on the Roomba, does the ThinkingCleaner override this schedule or do I need to somehow remove them?  I've never read the manual but I assume there is a way to delete the schedules.

Like most things, the Vera needed time to catch up with the plugin.  It kept asking me to enter the IP after I already did.  A reload and a browser refresh (and probably a little bit of time) solved all problems.

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Re: Roomba ThinkingCleaner Plugin
« Reply #14 on: January 26, 2015, 04:45:52 pm »
Anyone know when the hardware will work with 800-series Roombas?