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    Blade:

    We kicked off "Ricky" today (manually) and all my associated events (turn on some lights, etc.) were working fine; however, at the end of the cleaning cycle, some of my events look for the status to transition back to "On Base". I've copied some entries from my HS3 log below - you can see that in one case, at time 8:33:38 AM, the status is shown as a blank - is something wrong there?

    Code:
    Aug-17 8:40:48 AM 	  	BLRoombaWifi 	Roomba: Ricky - battery is fully charged
    Aug-17 8:33:41 AM 	  	BLRoombaWifi 	Roomba: Ricky - status changed to Ready
    
    Aug-17 8:33:38 AM 	  	BLRoombaWifi 	Roomba: Ricky - status changed to
    
    Aug-17 8:18:18 AM 	  	BLRoombaWifi 	Roomba: Ricky - audio status changed to No
    Aug-17 8:18:14 AM 	  	BLRoombaWifi 	Roomba: Ricky - audio status changed to Yes
    Aug-17 8:18:14 AM 	  	BLRoombaWifi 	Roomba: Ricky is on the base and charging
    Aug-17 8:17:28 AM 	  	BLRoombaWifi 	Roomba: Ricky is returning to base after cleaning cycle
    Aug-17 7:39:01 AM 	  	BLRoombaWifi 	Roomba: Ricky - audio status changed to No
    Aug-17 7:38:57 AM 	  	Device Control 	Device: Virtual Status Device LightStatus2 to Dim 30% (30) by/from: CAPI Control Handler
    Aug-17 7:38:55 AM 	  	Z-Wave 	Device: Node 7 Z-Wave Family Room Upper Recessed Set to 30
    Aug-17 7:38:55 AM 	  	BLRoombaWifi 	Roomba: Ricky - audio status changed to Yes
    Aug-17 7:38:55 AM 	  	Device Control 	Device: Node 7 Z-Wave Family Room Upper Recessed to Dim 30% (30)
    Aug-17 7:38:55 AM 	  	Device Control 	Device: Virtual Status Device LightStatus1 to Off (0) by/from: CAPI Control Handler
    Aug-17 7:38:55 AM 	  	Event 	Event Trigger "Robots Roomba - Main Floor - Hallway Lighting ON"
    Aug-17 7:38:55 AM 	  	Event 	Event Trigger "Robots Roomba - Main Floor - Addition Lighting ON"
    Aug-17 7:38:55 AM 	  	BLRoombaWifi 	Roomba: Ricky has started cleaning
    Aug-17 7:38:55 AM 	  	Event 	Event Trigger "Robots Roomba Cleaning Interval Timer"


    By the way, my Roomba's firmware was recently auto-updated to version 2.2.11-4.

    Regards,
    BBB

  • #2
    I have also seen it return a blank status when changing status. Did it end up with a status of on base or did it stay something else?
    Cheers,
    Bob
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    • #3
      Bob:

      The log never shows it changing status to 'On Base' - and unfortunately I restarted the plugin last night so I don't know what it was showing for status before I restarted it. The log does show that the bin was cleaned out (when wife came home) and the status went from 'Bin missing' back to 'Ready'. I did check the Log over the past several days, and I do see a few instances of the status changing to blank - and even before the firmware update to 2.2.4-11.

      Paul

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      • #4
        On a different note - I just read an article that Roomba maps every room in which it used - and Roomba is planning to sell that data!
        Not sure about that.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by BigBadBuzz View Post
          Bob:

          The log never shows it changing status to 'On Base' - and unfortunately I restarted the plugin last night so I don't know what it was showing for status before I restarted it. The log does show that the bin was cleaned out (when wife came home) and the status went from 'Bin missing' back to 'Ready'. I did check the Log over the past several days, and I do see a few instances of the status changing to blank - and even before the firmware update to 2.2.4-11.

          Paul
          Mine is also running 2.2.4-11 and it went back to the base last night and the status shows correctly. Are you using the root device status to determine on base. On base should change to a value of 0
          Cheers,
          Bob
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          • #6
            Bob:

            I'm pretty sure I am using the root device (device named BLRoombaWifi Roomba) status. Of course the events use the status name/alias rather than the actual numeric value.

            Regards,
            Paul

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            • #7
              I just setup an event here to see if it fires the next time Sonny does his cleaning
              Cheers,
              Bob
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              • #8
                Bob:

                It happened again yesterday - the root state changed to "blank" when Ricky completed his work. I happened to check my system a few minutes after that and indeed the root system was showing blank as the status. Unfortunately by the time I thought of checking what the actual numeric value was, it had changed.

                The only thing that I can say that has been different recently (other than the update in Roomba firmware) has been that Ricky has been kicked off to start a job manually - by pressing the button on his top (head?).

                BBB

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                • #9
                  I wonder if it has to do with a manual run because mine is scheduled and so far both times it has returned back to base and the event triggered.

                  Try and capture it in a debug log if you can and attach it zipped so I can see it.
                  Cheers,
                  Bob
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                  • #10
                    Bob:

                    I ran a quick manual cleaning job, with Debug Logging turned on. I'm not sure if I did that correctly - the HS log says it was enabled, but I don't see any different information than I normally do. Am I supposed to a have "Log Roomba Messages to HomeSeer Log" enabled? Anyway, the log entries I got are attached in a ZIP file.

                    BBB
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                    • #11
                      There should be a BLRoombaWifi-Detailed.log file in your HS3 root folder
                      Cheers,
                      Bob
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                      • #12
                        Bob:

                        Well that's a big DUH on my part! I've attached the detailed log.

                        BLRoombaWifi-Detailed.zip

                        Regards,
                        Paul

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                        • #13
                          So yours never changes to "On Base"?
                          When you see this in the log it should be on the base

                          Aug-27 5:38:19 PM BLRoombaWifi Roomba: Ricky is on the base and charging

                          All week mine has triggered my event when back "On Base"

                          I will have to check into this one.
                          Cheers,
                          Bob
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                          • #14
                            Blade:

                            The other residents of the house returned to school(s) today, so Ricky the Roomba was started automatically by HS, rather than manually -- and everything worked as expected. Here's the "regular" log of all the activity, including all the associated events (showing they executed as expected).

                            Code:
                            Aug-30 8:30:31 AM	 	BLRoombaWifi	Roomba: Ricky - status changed to Ready
                            Aug-30 8:30:25 AM	 	BLRoombaWifi	Roomba: Ricky - status changed to
                            Aug-30 8:15:19 AM	 	BLRoombaWifi	Roomba: Ricky - audio status changed to No
                            Aug-30 8:15:17 AM	 	Z-Wave	Device: Node 27 Z-Wave Entry Hallway Lights Set to 0
                            Aug-30 8:15:16 AM	 	Z-Wave	Device: Node 7 Z-Wave Family Room Upper Recessed Set to 0
                            Aug-30 8:15:16 AM	 	BLRoombaWifi	Roomba: Ricky - audio status changed to Yes
                            Aug-30 8:15:16 AM	 	Device Control	Device: Virtual Status Device LightStatus4 to Off (0)
                            Aug-30 8:15:16 AM	 	Device Control	Device: Virtual Status Device LightStatus3 to Off (0)
                            Aug-30 8:15:16 AM	 	Device Control	Device: Node 27 Z-Wave Entry Hallway Lights to Off (0) by/from: CAPI Control Handler
                            Aug-30 8:15:16 AM	 	Device Control	Device: Virtual Status Device LightStatus2 to Off (0)
                            Aug-30 8:15:16 AM	 	Device Control	Device: Virtual Status Device LightStatus1 to Off (0)
                            Aug-30 8:15:16 AM	 	Device Control	Device: Node 7 Z-Wave Family Room Upper Recessed to Off (0) by/from: CAPI Control Handler
                            Aug-30 8:15:16 AM	 	Event	Event Trigger "Robots Roomba - Main Floor - Hallway Lighting OFF"
                            Aug-30 8:15:16 AM	 	Event	Event Trigger "Robots Roomba - Main Floor - Family Room Lighting OFF"
                            Aug-30 8:15:16 AM	 	BLRoombaWifi	Roomba: Ricky is on the base and charging
                            Aug-30 8:14:43 AM	 	BLRoombaWifi	Roomba: Ricky is returning to base after cleaning cycle
                            Aug-30 7:44:07 AM	 	Device Control	Device: Virtual Status Device LightStatus4 to Dim 50% (50) by/from: CAPI Control Handler
                            Aug-30 7:44:05 AM	 	Z-Wave	Device: Node 27 Z-Wave Entry Hallway Lights Set to 50
                            Aug-30 7:44:05 AM	 	Device Control	Device: Node 27 Z-Wave Entry Hallway Lights to Dim 50% (50)
                            Aug-30 7:44:05 AM	 	Device Control	Device: Virtual Status Device LightStatus3 to Off (0) by/from: CAPI Control Handler
                            Aug-30 7:24:14 AM	 	BLRoombaWifi	Roomba: Ricky - audio status changed to No
                            Aug-30 7:24:08 AM	 	BLRoombaWifi	Roomba: Ricky - audio status changed to Yes
                            Aug-30 7:24:07 AM	 	Device Control	Device: Virtual Status Device LightStatus2 to Dim 30% (30) by/from: CAPI Control Handler
                            Aug-30 7:24:05 AM	 	email	Email successfully sent to plinton@rcn.com
                            Aug-30 7:24:05 AM	 	Z-Wave	Device: Node 7 Z-Wave Family Room Upper Recessed Set to 30
                            Aug-30 7:24:05 AM	 	Device Control	Device: Node 7 Z-Wave Family Room Upper Recessed to Dim 30% (30)
                            Aug-30 7:24:05 AM	 	Event	Event Trigger "Robots Roomba - Main Floor - Notification"
                            Aug-30 7:24:05 AM	 	Device Control	Device: Virtual Status Device LightStatus1 to Off (0) by/from: CAPI Control Handler
                            Aug-30 7:24:05 AM	 	Event	Event Trigger "Robots Roomba - Main Floor - Hallway Lighting ON"
                            Aug-30 7:24:05 AM	 	Event	Event Trigger "Robots Roomba - Main Floor - Family Room Lighting ON"
                            Aug-30 7:24:05 AM	 	BLRoombaWifi	Roomba: Ricky has started cleaning
                            Aug-30 7:24:05 AM	 	Event	Event Trigger "Robots Roomba Cleaning Interval Timer"
                            So, more evidence that something "funky" happens when you press da' CLEAN button on the Roomba.

                            Regards,
                            BBB

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                            • #15
                              That is odd why manually starting it would act differently.
                              Cheers,
                              Bob
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