Homebridge Plugin for Roomba980




NPM version

homebridge-plugin for Roomba980(Roomba 900 Software Version 2.x).

homebridge-plugin for Roomba980


1. Install homebridge and homebridge plugin.

  • 1-1. Install homebridge: npm install -g homebridge
  • 1-2. Install homebridge-roomba: npm install -g homebridge-roomba

2. Confirm the IP address to which Roomba is connected with the official application.

  • 2-1. Open the iRobot HOME App.
  • 2-2. Select More ➔ Settings ➔ Wi-Fi Settings ➔ Details of robot's Wi-Fi
  • 2-3. Check IP Address items. (exsample: 192.16.xx.xx)

3. Get robotpwd and blid.

  • 3-1. Move to the directory where you installed homebridge-roomba.
    (exsample path /Users/xxxxxx/.nodebrew/node/v7.7.1/lib/node_modules/homebridge-roomba/)
  • 3-2. npm run getrobotpwd 192.16.xx.xx
  • 3-3. Follow the displayed message.
Make sure your robot is on the Home Base and powered on (green lights on).
Then press and hold the HOME button on your robot until it plays a series of tones (about 2 seconds).
Release the button and your robot will flash WIFI light.
Then press any key here...

This process often fails. Please check the following points and try several times.

  • Is the environment installing Rumba and homebridge connected to the same wifi?
  • Is Rumba in the Dock and in a charged state?
  • Please try running "npm run getrobotpwd 192.16.xx.xx" after the sound has sounded after pressing the home button of the room for 2 seconds
  • Please check the version of Node.js. I confirmed that it works with "v 7.7.1".

If successful, the following message will be displayed. Please check "blid" and "Password" of displayed message.

Robot Data:
{ ver: '2',
  hostname: 'Roomba-xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx',
  robotname: 'Your Roomba’s Name',
  ip: '192.168.xx.xx',
  mac: 'xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx',
  sw: 'vx.x.x-x',
  sku: 'R98----',
  nc: 0,
  proto: 'mqtt',
  blid: '0123456789abcdef' }
Password=> :1:2345678910:ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOP <= Yes, all this string.

blid is 0123456789abcdef. robotpwd is :1:2345678910:ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOP.

4. Update homebridge configuration file.

"accessories": [
    "accessory": "Roomba",
    "name": "Roomba",
    "ipaddress": "192.168.xx.xx"