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#1
http://hackaday.com/2013/11/12/wireless-keurig-hack/
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#2
http://www.roomba-wifi-remote.com
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#3
jkmonroe Wrote:http://www.roomba-wifi-remote.com

I had one of these and began working on a driver for it. It lasted about two Roomba runs before it errored out and stopped working with a solid red light. I think it took a static discharge or physical hit during the roomba run. The roomba does generate a pretty good amount of static electricity. Tried to plug it back in a few days later and now it won't even power up. Not sure if the device is damaged or my roomba's SCI port. I also initially had to reconfigure my Wireless AP (DDWRT) for G only for it to stay connected for more than a few seconds.

Other users on CT have reported overheating issues as well. All the electronics are exposed and it can get knocked off too. You need to add the "conehead" bumpers to prevent that (for sale at BedBathandBeyond).

The developer emailed me yesterday and offered to replace it, it takes about a month to get it mailed from Spain. I haven't decided if it is worth the effort at this point, that is if I haven't thrown it out. This is the 3rd time I have started a roomba driver of some sort only for it to end in frustration, the other two times were using the Rootooth. If iRobot would just build in a Wifi module people like us would pay the extra $$$ for it. The exposed serial port on top is just a PITA to interface with and keep things attached.
Wuench
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#4
Dammit! I really want one.

How far along in a driver are you? And are those the only two you've tried (roomba wifi and rootooth)?
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#5
Not very far on either. I haven't looked into anything other than those two.

The problem with the Rootooth is keeping it connected and not locking up the SCI port. Once that happens manual intervention is required. That was actually the first CQC driver I ever tried to write and I came back to it a few years later. Both ended in frustration.

I was still collecting data on the Roowifi when it failed, trying to gather what kind of limits occur on the fields when it is actually running. The Roowifi is pretty easy to write since it has a nice little REST interface.

I have all kinds of enclosures and cable connectors. I was planning on looking into some rewiriing to get the rootooth internal, but there really is no low profile 7-pin connector on the market. The RooWifi is a lot lower profile and it might work ok if you get the conehead bumper and cover it with electrical tape and that doesn't cause it to overheat.

Some of the roomba remotes use Zigbee, so there a chip for that in there somewhere too. I don't know why iRobot is dropping the ball, they pride themselves on being an open robotics platform...
Wuench
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[THREAD=5957]BlueGlass CQC Config[/THREAD]
[THREAD=10624]Wuench's CQC Drivers[/THREAD]
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#6
I am going to keep it on my list. I figure I can absorb a $100 experiment.

I also just hooked up my Ivee Sleek. The API isn't ready just yet (it's coming), but so far this thing is impressing me with the little it has available. I know you have been thinking about the Kinect, and I would say this is worth a look.

http://www.helloivee.com
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#7
Now that looks like a pretty cool device. I'm hoping it would be a relatively easy thing to set up different voice commands that would send out a URL string. Basically what we are able to do with the Android Phones already.

Perhaps it will do even more, but I think the likelihood that we could get it working with CQC is very high.
Brian - a long time user that rarely messes with the system now
Other systems used:
SageTV w/ cablecard tuner & multiple extenders for viewing
BlueIris and IP cameras for CCTV
Incredible PBX for home phone
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#8
I just got mine. It is definitely still a work in progress, but I do think the liklihood of getting it to work with CQC is pretty high. Just have to do it on their timetable, and we all know I'm pretty impatient. Smile
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#9
http://aeotec.com/smart-switchable-film-z-wave-wifi

From the website:

"Easily applied, Smart Film is a Z-Wave controllable film that converts glass from transparent to opaque for energy and privacy needs. Not only does Smart Film provide privacy filtering, but it also controls the flow of light into a room, allowing you to dim sunlight just as you would dim your ceiling lights."
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#10
jkmonroe Wrote:http://aeotec.com/smart-switchable-film-z-wave-wifi

From the website:

"Easily applied, Smart Film is a Z-Wave controllable film that converts glass from transparent to opaque for energy and privacy needs. Not only does Smart Film provide privacy filtering, but it also controls the flow of light into a room, allowing you to dim sunlight just as you would dim your ceiling lights."

Another pretty cool idea. Unfortunately it needs 110-220v power, so it is probably not a product that can be easily retrofited.
Brian - a long time user that rarely messes with the system now
Other systems used:
SageTV w/ cablecard tuner & multiple extenders for viewing
BlueIris and IP cameras for CCTV
Incredible PBX for home phone
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