vic7767 wrote:Boy, that was a very quiet change to the Scooba firmware. Great news though Benji. I suspect that the Scooba 450 may use the same OI commands that are in the "iRobot® Create® 2 Open Interface (OI)" document. Testing shall begin.
The command 143 "Force-Seeking-Dock" may work if you first send the clean command and then send the docking command. When time permits I will try that sequence and see if the Scooba will behave.
vic7767 wrote:Fired up one of the WiFi Air Console units and sent commands to the the Scooba 450. The command to start the 450 to begin cleaning works as it should but there is no response to the docking command. I kind of suspected this would not work since there is no low battery level that triggers a docking sequence as well as no docking indicator on the top panel.
One benefit of sending the clean command is that once a cleaning session is done you can empty the dirty tank, fill the clean tank and start another cleaning session without the Scooba complaining about "Please charge my battery". It just starts up and begins another cleaning run. Of course there is a LI-NMC 4400 mAH pack installed so there is plenty of reserve power for a second run but in the past when trying to coach the 450 into a second run required several special button presses to get the robot to actually begin another run. With the ability to send the clean command via the OI all the frustration is eliminated.
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