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LG Hombot/VParquet vacuum cleaner robot [published v0.9.4]
LG Hombot/VParquet support for Homey
The LG Hombot/VParquet vacuum cleaner does NOT have network-capabilities by default. However, since it has a USB port, you can upgrade the firmware, load custom firmware and equip it with a Wifi dongle. How to do this is explained here:
- Dutch: http://www.domotica.center/robotstofzuiger-lg-hombot-vparquet/
- German: http://www.roboter-forum.com/showthread.php?10009-LG-Hombot-3-0-(VR6260-VR6270-VR6340)-WLAN-Steuerung-per-Weboberfl%E4che
- English: http://www.roboter-forum.com/showthread.php?10009-LG-Hombot-3-0-%28VR6260-VR6270-VR6340%29-WLAN-Steuerung-per-Weboberfl%E4che&p=107354&viewfull=1#post107354
If you don't do this, you cannot control the vacuum cleaner with Homey using this app.
You need to have the (local) IP-address of your receiver to add the device to Homey (There is no discovery (yet)).
The following cards will be enabled in the flow:
- Start cleaning
- Pause cleaning
- Return to loadingstation.
Use at your own risk, I accept no responsibility for any damages caused by using this app.
App has been finished, will be added to the app store as soon as the app store is online again. Already posted this for people who want to control their LG Hombot vacuum cleaner with Homey, so they can see the requirements
I have added condition cards:
[CONDITION] Is (not) cleaning
New action cards available:
[ACTION] Turn right
Simply like this: 192.168.1.123
Then it is correctly added.
But, in the flow, it keeps spinning when I test it:
And nothing happens then. I did everything you said, but......
Any other ideas?
I might make an update so that if it times out, you get to hear it.
If you want to try it you can fix it yourself by downloading from Github and editing app.json , change:
capabilities: [ "" ]
Then athom project --install to install
I will update the app in the appstore in the coming days.
I'm hoping for the update soon