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RE: [RoboMower] Improving RoboMower? - what would you like?

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  • Clint D
    Welcome back. :-) Iggy and Svetlana wrote: I took some time off due to a kidney stone :o)
    Message 1 of 68 , Jan 23, 2007
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      Welcome back. :-)



      Iggy and Svetlana <iggyandsvetlana@...> wrote: I took some time off due to a kidney stone :o)

      IGGY








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    • markf123452001
      OK, so maybe no one read my post..... Here s the link again: http://www.superbrightleds.com/cgi-bin/store/commerce.cgi?product=755 If the bulb in robo is a
      Message 68 of 68 , Jan 29, 2007
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        OK, so maybe no one read my post.....

        Here's the link again:

        http://www.superbrightleds.com/cgi-bin/store/commerce.cgi?product=755

        If the bulb in robo is a BA-9s, then here is a direct replacement,
        available in 28v




        --- In RoboMower@yahoogroups.com, "peter_gautreau"
        <skeeteronpeter@...> wrote:
        >
        > I'd have to check it out but I believe the Ba9s already comes in
        an
        > LED version. Different colours as well. Unfortunately none that
        > are "Multi-colour" so you truly would have to re-program and add
        > another LED...
        >
        > Peter
        >
        >
        >
        >
        >
        >
        > --- In RoboMower@yahoogroups.com, Danny Miller <dannym@> wrote:
        > >
        > > I think I'm going to mod it and put in an LED. The flat-packed
        > ones
        > > with 4 heat stakes- the "SuperFlux" ones- would be a good idea.
        > The
        > > normal LED pkgs are too directional. I could always put in
        several
        > too,
        > > make it super-bright!
        > >
        > > The main problem is I need to check the voltage there to be sure
        > what
        > > ballast resistor to put in. However the thing is, I can't
        figure
        > out to
        > > turn on the light! I mean normally it has to be mowing on
        > automatic to
        > > light the bulb, doesn't it? I can't follow behind the moving
        mower
        > with
        > > a meter.
        > >
        > > Oh wait doesn't it turn on briefly as you put in the pack? I
        seem
        > to
        > > recall that, but like I say my bulb's burned out.
        > >
        > > Danny
        > >
        > > Bob and Barbara wrote:
        > >
        > > >I agree with the light bulb as well... Also the Yellow blinking
        > light
        > > >should not stop because of a problem.. Many times I have looked
        > out down
        > > >to the south 40 and couldn't see robo in the dark. Sure enough
        > after
        > > >walking the yard, there he be with a problem of some sort.
        > > >
        > > >The RED light for trouble is a great idea, and will tell you at
        a
        > glance
        > > >you have a problem!!
        > > >
        > > >Bob
        > > >
        > > >
        > > >--- In RoboMower@yahoogroups.com, Danny Miller <dannym@> wrote:
        > > >
        > > >
        > > >>I'm annoyed that if the mower runs for awhile and stops it
        will
        > beep
        > > >>incessantly and starts periodically yapping away about its
        > battery.
        > > >>
        > > >>
        > > >Yes
        > > >
        > > >
        > > >>I plan to charge it soon, just not at that moment.
        > > >>
        > > >>The light bulb needs to be an LED (maybe the new ones are?).
        Light
        > > >>bulbs are not just old school, those little flashlight bulbs
        don't
        > > >>
        > > >>
        > > >like
        > > >
        > > >
        > > >>being blinked and burn out pretty fast. Mine lasted a few
        hundred
        > > >>
        > > >>
        > > >hours.
        > > >
        > > >
        > > >>I have a big yard and sometimes mow at night. The dumb part is
        > that
        > > >>when the mower gets stuck on something or runs itself down, I
        > can't
        > > >>
        > > >>
        > > >find
        > > >
        > > >
        > > >>it because it stops blinking! It should definitely have a
        rapid
        > blink
        > > >>if it gets stuck so 1) I can see right away, from a long way
        off,
        > that
        > > >>it has a problem, and 2) be able to find it. In fact why not
        > replace
        > > >>that "rechange me" stuff on the speaker with a periodic blink?
        > > >>
        > > >>A two tone light- yellow for ok, red for problem- would be
        sweet!
        > > >>
        > > >>Danny
        > > >>
        > > >>Iggy and Svetlana wrote:
        > > >>
        > > >>
        > > >>
        > > >>>_____
        > > >>>
        > > >>>From: RoboMower@yahoogroups.com
        > [mailto:RoboMower@yahoogroups.com] On
        > > >>>
        > > >>>
        > > >Behalf
        > > >
        > > >
        > > >>>Of jjkaraisz@
        > > >>>
        > > >>>I would like to see a way to have the mower change the
        direction
        > it
        > > >>>mows the edge, so it does not always mow in the same
        direction.
        > It
        > > >>>would make a difference especially when your grass it higher.
        > > >>>
        > > >>>As well, I would like to see a way for the robomower to
        > communicate
        > > >>>with a home computer via over a wireless network connection or
        > > >>>
        > > >>>
        > > >through
        > > >
        > > >
        > > >>>blue tooth. It would eventually allow for the mower to easily
        > send
        > > >>>error messages to the homeowner when needed as well as allow
        for
        > the
        > > >>>robomower to see the weather ahead over the Internet, as well
        as
        > > >>>endless other possibilities.
        > > >>>
        > > >>>
        > > >>>
        > > >>>
        > > >>>
        > > >>>Love both of these suggestions!
        > > >>>
        > > >>>
        > > >>>
        > > >>>IGGY
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        > > >>>
        > > >>>Yahoo! Groups Links
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