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by robthebold
Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Portable EVSE Recommendations
Replies: 15
Views: 1650

Re: Portable EVSE Recommendations

really shouldn't be a problem to install back-to-back outlets You could also just add a splitter. https://www.amazon.com/Parkworld-886603-Splitter-Receptacle-4-Prong/dp/B07CVSSYQL/ref=asc_df_B07CVSSYQL/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=312151235663&hvpos=1o4&hvnetw=g&hvrand=8635758754005398217&hvp...
by robthebold
Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Portable EVSE Recommendations
Replies: 15
Views: 1650

Re: Portable EVSE Recommendations

I'm considering one of those. And my dryer backs up to the outside wall to my garage. So I don't even need to promise myself not to plug in my car charger when running the dryer, I can just use a hole saw to cut through the wall and plug in one at a time right through the breach. When I'm not chargi...
by robthebold
Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Heater?
Replies: 23
Views: 1504

Re: Heater?

Right, Summer tires lose a great deal of grip as temps go down. All the sets I used for 14 years were only rated down to 40F at the lowest. You really notice the loss of grip on a chilly Fall commute -- even on dry pavement. Nevermind ice and snow, if morning temps dip anywhere near freezing, switch...
by robthebold
Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: ConnectedDrive
Replies: 25
Views: 2106

Re: ConnectedDrive

I've posted over in the thread https://www.mybmwi3.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=13574 regarding my attempt to create a text-mode interactive interface to ConnectedDrive. It's a python script that should work on any device with a terminal that supports python. My motivation was that my Sailfish and...
by robthebold
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Serious problem with new BMW ConnectedDrive Website (USA)
Replies: 41
Views: 3769

Re: Serious problem with new BMW ConnectedDrive Website (USA)

I've been doing some more testing, and it looks like the BMW servers are not responding in a reasonable amount of time when using functions that actually contact the car in real time. Namely lock and unlock doors, climatize, flash lights and sound horn. Other status info is periodically gathered fro...
by robthebold
Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Serious problem with new BMW ConnectedDrive Website (USA)
Replies: 41
Views: 3769

Re: Serious problem with new BMW ConnectedDrive Website (USA)

When I call the climatize function from my python script it does timeout, but I don't do anything other than report that happened. And even though it times out, the A/C does start and cools off the car. So I suspect that this is a problem with the BMW server not responding in a timely manner, and pe...
by robthebold
Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Serious problem with new BMW ConnectedDrive Website (USA)
Replies: 41
Views: 3769

Re: Serious problem with new BMW ConnectedDrive Website (USA)

OK, I've created a git repository for motorlaunch. https://github.com/robthebold/motorlaunch_cli As I mentioned above, this script depends on the bimmer_connected library for backend functionality. Fun fact: since there's no Sailfish OS or Ubuntu Touch version of the connected drive app, I've been u...
by robthebold
Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Serious problem with new BMW ConnectedDrive Website (USA)
Replies: 41
Views: 3769

Re: Serious problem with new BMW ConnectedDrive Website (USA)

Anyway, here is the python code for an interactive terminal interface to connected drive. There is a bunch of documentation in the code itself, so have a look there. I am _not_ 100% sure that posting this with "code" tags will work, so this is the test . . . The contents of the "code" block is miss...
by robthebold
Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Serious problem with new BMW ConnectedDrive Website (USA)
Replies: 41
Views: 3769

Re: Serious problem with new BMW ConnectedDrive Website (USA)

So if you want to try my interactive program above, first make sure you can use the bimmer_connected library it depends on. If that CLI works, then my interactive terminal program should work as well.

BTW, it will climatize my i3,. Although the function may timeout, it still turns on the A/C.
by robthebold
Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Serious problem with new BMW ConnectedDrive Website (USA)
Replies: 41
Views: 3769

Re: Serious problem with new BMW ConnectedDrive Website (USA)

Due to a lack of support for my preferred mobile devices and the regression of the BMW connected website, I've written my own super-basic terminal interface to the connected drive system. It's taken a while, but I've been trying to get my "motorlaunch" code to at least the alpha stage so enthusiasts...

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