In this article, learn the details of your SMOBOT controller hardware interface, and the options and functionality contained within:
The IP address displayed here the first time you power-up SMOBOT will be 192.168.4.1. That’s because, when SMOBOT hasn’t yet been told which local wireless network to join, SMOBOT broadcasts its own wireless network to aid in setup. Following successful WiFi setup, the IP address that appears in the SMOBOT display is the IP address that your network has assigned to the your SMOBOT device.
More information regarding WiFi setup are in the Quick Start Guide, and will be available in an additional blog post soon.
Open-Lid detection is a feature of your grill controller, which allows it to attempt to minimize overshoot following your opening the lid during a cook. When set to ON, that means it is “armed” and will react accordingly if certain conditions are met. If you set this to OFF, then it’s “disarmed” and won’t do anything special when you open the lid. You can tell whether it’s been triggered in this menu, because rather than “ON” the status will be displated as “ACTIVE.” You can use the action buttons (+/-) to force the controller to conclude an active open-lid response, if you’d like.
The backlight can be set to “BRITE,” which is always on, and full-brightness; “DIM,” which is always on, but half-brightness; or “OFF,” which will be off, unless you push a button. When a button is pressed while the backlight is set to OFF, if will momentarily illuminate at a dim power so you can read the display in the dark if needed. Battery life will be noticeably impacted by your choice of backlight setting.