Botvac Dock Sliding on Carpet

News and information about the Neato XV-11 Robotic Vacuum. All discussion and troubleshooting questions go here.

Botvac Dock Sliding on Carpet

Postby glnc222 » November 16th, 2014, 9:20 pm

Additions to Botvac Dock Prevents Sliding on Slick Carpets

When placed on some carpet the Botvac dock, being lighter than the XV dock, gets shoved around by Botvac.

The quick fix is velcro on the baseboard and dock, in a crossing pattern vertical on baseboard, across on the dock.

A more flexible addition is carpet gripping prongs fitting tight in the bottom of the platform, turning and removable. 1/4" square dowel with #18 brads in 3/64 holes. Cut length with small bolt cutters as on electrical crimp tools.

dockbottom.JPG
Botvac Dock Underside


The dock tilts back unless braced above baseboards on walls. 1/2" square dowel pegs were used, shaved back at the ends to fit all the way into the dock back. For 1/2" base molding. Adjustable could use #6 screws into the pegs cut off flush with the back.

dockback.JPG
Botvac Dock Back
glnc222
Robot Master
 
Posts: 4614
Joined: January 23rd, 2012, 9:19 pm
Location: North Carolina, U.S.

Return to Neato Robotics

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: christofer.steger, Franzl, uat75035 and 349 guests