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Lightweight alternative?

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I am planning to control a Roomba from an embedded device. So far, dorita980 is working perfectly (thanks for all your work!), but I think that node.js is a bit too heavy for my setup, and would like to search for something lighter.

I mostly need to be able to turn the Roomba on and off, nothing specially fancy, so I just need to send commands to the Roomba. I have been experimenting with mosquitto’s MQTT client, but so far I could not even connect to the Roomba (there is something wrong with the TLS, I guess).

Does anybody know of any alternatives to dorita980, that do not require node.js? Or how to send direct MQTT commands to the Roomba? Many thanks!

Issue Analytics

  • State:closed
  • Created 5 years ago
  • Comments:5 (2 by maintainers)

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eduperezcommented, Mar 28, 2018

I am using mosquitto’s utilities (mosquitto_pub and mosquitto_sub), not the mosquitto library, and I could not guess how to pass those parameters from the utils; Is should probably bit the bullet and build my own client… however, I noticed that the global “node_modules” folder was the only roadblock in my setup, everything else could be accommodated in my embedded device; so I moved that folder to an external drive, and now I can run node.js and dorita980 successfully.

Many thanks for your help.

ristomatticommented, Mar 27, 2018

Sorry to also take part of this off topic conversation but could I somehow send commands using MQTT? I never got dorita980 working unfortunately. I would also be happy with just start/stop/return home.

The official IFTTT support would also be ok (although a bit more cumbersome to integrate to Node-RED) for me if they’d just expand it outside US/UK. I’ve contacted iRobot support but they had no timeline to give. 😒

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