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Aug 25, 2005
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bubuski wrote: Has anyone tried the new native Mi integration in Google home to link the Xiaomi robot vac? I heard only v1 works and can’t seem control my v2 (roborock)

"Start the [vacuum name]"
"Start vacuuming"
"Is the [vacuum name] running?"
“Stop vacuum”
"Stop the [vacuum name]"
"Stop vacuuming"
“Pause vacuum”
"Pause the [vacuum name]"
“Dock”
"Dock the [vacuum name]"
"Send the [vacuum name] home"
“Charge the [vacuum name]"
“Is the [vacuum name] charging?”

Lightbulb and smart plugs now also link natively
works great on my v1
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Mar 10, 2005
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Any recommendations for a good pi case specifically for pi 3 model B
"Leaders who don't listen will eventually be surrounded by people who have nothing to say"
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Aug 2, 2004
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East Gwillimbury
ciuvak wrote: Looks great, I was looking for one at the moment, but it doesn't ship to Canada?
I have extras. I can ship one to you in Alberta, but the shipping cost will probably be too high. Cheaper for you to get one from China with free shipping. You just need to wait a few months.

Here is a black one, I’m sure you can find a clear one if that’s your preference.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Raspberry-Pi-3 ... Sw3EVbH3Wc
Last edited by Gee on Jun 30th, 2018 12:30 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Some Pi cases have a fan + heat sink and some just have a heat sink. Is the fan necessary?
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Aug 2, 2004
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blexann wrote: Some Pi cases have a fan + heat sink and some just have a heat sink. Is the fan necessary?
For home automation, you don’t need the heat sink or fan. It doesn’t run hot. My Pi running Home Assistant doesn’t have anything and runs perfectly fine.

A fan is required if you’re running Kodi and if you’re running retroPi, then you should use the heat sinks.
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Thornhill
Notice that smartthings shop now redirects to Samsung, and it no longer ships to Canada.
So no more $50 hub sale?
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nosnoop wrote: Notice that smartthings shop now redirects to Samsung, and it no longer ships to Canada.
So no more $50 hub sale?
If you want a commercial hub, you’re better off with the Hubitat
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nosnoop wrote: Notice that smartthings shop now redirects to Samsung, and it no longer ships to Canada.
So no more $50 hub sale?
An alternative is the Samsung Connect mesh router. These routers incorporate SmartThings capability, including Zigbee/Z-Wave interfaces. You can get the individual units at Lowes.
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bubuski wrote: Has anyone tried the new native Mi integration in Google home to link the Xiaomi robot vac? I heard only v1 works and can’t seem control my v2 (roborock)

"Start the [vacuum name]"
"Start vacuuming"
"Is the [vacuum name] running?"
“Stop vacuum”
"Stop the [vacuum name]"
"Stop vacuuming"
“Pause vacuum”
"Pause the [vacuum name]"
“Dock”
"Dock the [vacuum name]"
"Send the [vacuum name] home"
“Charge the [vacuum name]"
“Is the [vacuum name] charging?”

Lightbulb and smart plugs now also link natively
BenK wrote: works great on my v1
v2 now links to Google home

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