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gcorgnet
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  #1929562 5-Jan-2018 07:20
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Sweet, so I followed the article there: https://www.snakeoil-os.net/news/home-automation/how-to-control-your-xiaomi-robot-vacuum-with-google-home?page=2

 

Basically, it involves running "Home Assistant" somewhere on your network. I run it inside Docker on a DS416play Synology router but you could run it on a RaspberryPi or windows computer or whatever else.

 

Once you have that up and running, you use IFTTT (If This Then That) to hook up Google Assistant to a WebHook which will make a direct API call into Home Assistant. (Needs Port Forwarding for port 8123). Once Home Assistant is configured properly, it'll know how to talk to the vacuum upon receiving that API call.

 

Have a look at the link and see if it makes sense and I can help if you are having trouble.


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  #1929610 5-Jan-2018 09:19
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This looks great. Thanks. I'm hoping this can be used to solve my issue of the vacuum reporting that it's blocked on my thick carpet and needing to be manually restarted multiple times to finish the room.

 

It would be great if the error state could be detected and the vacuum automatically restarted. Can the Home assistant app do any automatic actions or would that logic need to be done at the IFTT level?


 
 
 
 


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  #1929622 5-Jan-2018 09:27
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CoolDannyT:

 

This looks great. Thanks. I'm hoping this can be used to solve my issue of the vacuum reporting that it's blocked on my thick carpet and needing to be manually restarted multiple times to finish the room.

 

It would be great if the error state could be detected and the vacuum automatically restarted. Can the Home assistant app do any automatic actions or would that logic need to be done at the IFTT level?

 

 

Home Assistant is quite powerful and lets you create automation so I would say you can. It all depends whether the interface/service lets you detect the error state which based on a quick look at the documentation(https://home-assistant.io/components/vacuum.xiaomi_miio/) doesn't seem to be the case.

 

IFTTT is only needed to bridge between Google Assistant and your home (process the voice recognition bit on Google's servers, etc..) Anything that happens inside your house should be able to be handled by Home Assistant


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  #1929626 5-Jan-2018 09:38
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Hopefully 'status' attribute will report error states. I'll play with this over the weekend.


gcorgnet
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  #1932046 8-Jan-2018 10:47
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So, has anyone been able to confirm what works and what doesn't to keep the vacuum away from certain areas? Looking for a cost effective, not so ugly solution. Cheers


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  #1932296 8-Jan-2018 17:14
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What's the cheapest place to get one at present? (original version)





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  #1932297 8-Jan-2018 17:14
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What's the cheapest place to get one at present? (original version)





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lueyyou
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  #1932298 8-Jan-2018 17:19
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Dick Smith is selling for $389 again I'm guessing that's the cheapest atm


cnor152
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  #1932460 8-Jan-2018 22:30
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Quick question - I can't find this answer anywhere.

 

What happens if the dust compartment gets full? Does it stop, or keep going and eventually overflow?


lueyyou
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  #1932462 8-Jan-2018 22:38
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Version 1 which is the one that everyone is getting since its cheaper and more readily available doesn't sense when the bin is full. It will simply keep going and overflow and leave dust behind when its going around. This is only a problem at the beginning though as when you vacuum more often you shouldn't be filling up the bin nearly as quickly and it should last a whole cycle.

 

I think version 2 has a bin full sensor?


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  #1932526 9-Jan-2018 08:45
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Yep, no full dustbin full sensor...I thought it did have one but have seen it get full and start to drop dust as it goes about its job.

 

 

 

Loving it though, so great waking up to a clean and tidy house. It does a really good job.


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  #1932563 9-Jan-2018 09:13
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Haha, I thought mine was broken coz it didn't warn when the bin was full.

 

Will set a timer from now on to empty it every 30 mins.





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  #1932617 9-Jan-2018 10:44
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kiwifidget:

 

Haha, I thought mine was broken coz it didn't warn when the bin was full.

 

Will set a timer from now on to empty it every 30 mins.

 

 

 

 

30 minutes!? Mine will do the whole house without needing emptying and that's about 142 minutes.


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  #1932631 9-Jan-2018 11:08
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Apologies if this has been asked earlier... but can it be configured to work in different areas at different times? Would be nice if it could do an overnight vacuum in the living areas while staying away from the bedrooms, and do the bedrooms in the middle of the day.

 

 


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  #1932758 9-Jan-2018 12:50
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Jizah:

 

kiwifidget:

 

Haha, I thought mine was broken coz it didn't warn when the bin was full.

 

Will set a timer from now on to empty it every 30 mins.

 

 

 

 

30 minutes!? Mine will do the whole house without needing emptying and that's about 142 minutes.

 

 

But I only run it once a week at the moment.

 

Am working towards being tidy enough to let it loose every day.

 

I did my first full house run a couple of days ago, 169m2 in 174 min on turbo, it did require recharging part way through.





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