Fun Roomba 980 hacks with unofficial SDK: live maps, etc

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Fun Roomba 980 hacks with unofficial SDK: live maps, etc

Postby jdong » January 9th, 2017, 7:53 pm

https://github.com/koalazak/dorita980
https://github.com/koalazak/rest980

Haven't seen it posted here, but it seems like a clever hacker has reverse engineered the Roomba REST API, and with a bit of setup you can get it to poll for location and draw a live map of the cleaning progress.

This should also pave the way to a lot of interesting hacks, such as Amazon Echo integration, etc.
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Re: Fun Roomba 980 hacks with unofficial SDK: live maps, etc

Postby Tofu » January 10th, 2017, 6:52 pm

Nice! Thanks for posting this. It's great to see the API requires at least username/password — I always am scared by how terrible most companies are at even basic security. I still wouldn't be shocked if there are massive security holes, but at least the very basic is taken care of.

Now all I need is someone to do the same for my Dyson 360 Eye! I would be interested in coding up some integrations.
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Re: Fun Roomba 980 hacks with unofficial SDK: live maps, etc

Postby Stu » February 27th, 2017, 10:19 am

Hi,
Just got myself a new iRobot 980 :) and was wondering about the status of live maps.
Is it possible to do this with a phone app, or is the APi still needed?
Could you please link me to a tutorial to get started?
Thanks!
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Re: Fun Roomba 980 hacks with unofficial SDK: live maps, etc

Postby sakau2007 » February 27th, 2017, 10:31 am

Is this applicable to the 960 as well, or exclusively the 980?
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Re: Fun Roomba 980 hacks with unofficial SDK: live maps, etc

Postby Stu » March 6th, 2017, 3:47 am

Any tips perhaps to get me started?
I have windows/linux setup just not sure where to start
Do you think iRobot will add this feature to the phone app?
Thx
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