NeatoControl - program for diagnostic neato robots

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Re: NeatoControl - program for diagnostic neato robots

Postby glnc222 » June 25th, 2017, 4:46 pm

All the data shown on the LCD is delivered over USB to Neato Control.
Neato's do not work with the LCD disconnected, so how much the LCD can be defective and the system still work is not clear. Some units have been run with the LCD blank. Other threads detail LCD replacement.
The small buttons on the LCD panel are coupled together with resistors to combine signals on one wire with different voltages for each button, so disconnecting will probably deliver an out of range voltage rejected by the software.
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Re: NeatoControl - program for diagnostic neato robots

Postby filipemonte » July 8th, 2017, 7:56 pm

It worked for more than 6 months with the blanck LCD.
How can i see what it should say in my pc?
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Re: NeatoControl - program for diagnostic neato robots

Postby glnc222 » July 8th, 2017, 10:37 pm

See the Neato Programming manual link top of main forum page, and in Mods & Repairs list. Neato supports a text command language over USB usable with a terminal emulator such as Tera term, hyperterminal etc., with a driver from the Neato website. All user set parameters covered. Look through the commands. The Neato Control Program here supplies a graphical interface to the text commands, fancy features, some parameters displayed automatically. Text commands can also be issued within Neato Control.
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Re: NeatoControl - program for diagnostic neato robots

Postby robotvv » October 29th, 2017, 12:50 am

New user here and am trying to install this program on my PC but my anti virus scanner warned that this program contains an Adware. I downloaded this from the link in the first post. Did that latest version got contaminated somehow?
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Re: NeatoControl - program for diagnostic neato robots

Postby glnc222 » October 31st, 2017, 1:00 pm

Look for links in this thread to older versions of the program and see if they also get flagged for adware. Also see what specific adware security software identifies. Try the free Spybot program on it. This has never happend to this program before.
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Re: NeatoControl - program for diagnostic neato robots

Postby vunt » January 26th, 2018, 3:37 pm

Hi, I tried version 3.3 on Windows 10.
The app crashes as soon as I connect to the robot (Vorwerk VR100).
I tried to set the Compatibility mode to Windows 7, but it still crashes.

Any suggestion? I'd like to use the app to turn on and off the side brush, after I replaced its belt.
Thanks.
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Re: NeatoControl - program for diagnostic neato robots

Postby vic7767 » January 26th, 2018, 3:51 pm

You can download a zip file of an earlier version of NeatoControl by scrolling down to the bottom of this page.

https://www.vic7767.com/neato-all-models/
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Re: NeatoControl - program for diagnostic neato robots

Postby glnc222 » January 26th, 2018, 7:11 pm

The Neato USB driver for Windows can be tested with a terminal emulator -- hyperterminal, Putty, Tera Term etc. -- to tell if the problem is in the communication or in the application. I recently noticed there is a different driver structure in Windows Vista and Windows 8, while Windows 10 reverted to the structure in Windows 7. Perhaps the driver works in all versions, as the low level parts are actually part of Windows, a generic configurable driver, and the "driver" just configures use of the built in part and identifies the device, with tables. Certain old AMD - Nvidia PC's had a driver fault affecting only Neato's use so never fixed -- years ago now.
The Neato USB command language manual is linked at top of this forum. Neato Control just supplies a graphical interface to usage of the text commands, using those commands in all com with the robot.
Some things done with Neato Control can just as easily be done with the terminal emulator and text. The program supplies an auto repeat of commands with data logging for some more complex use, in its Command option.
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