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Tesla BitBar - Monitor Charging and Control HVAC from your OSX menubar

Discussion in 'Model S: User Interface' started by therippa, Sep 30, 2017.

  1. therippa

    therippa Member

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    Hey gang,

    Since I'd like to be able to turn my HVAC on from my computer when leaving work and not from my phone because I'm that lazy, I threw together a script that lets you do that from the OSX menubar:

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    You can get it here - GitHub - therippa/tesla-bitbar: Get charging info and control HVAC from your menubar

    It's easy enough to add other commands/data to it, but I figured you wouldn't need to honk the horn from your desk.
     
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  2. Derek Kessler

    Derek Kessler Member

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    I'd suggest that the controls not be hidden under a submenu if there's only one car on the account.

    Model X
    Battery Level
    Charging State
    ——————
    Inside Temp
    Outside Temp
    Start HVAC
    ——————
    Last Updated
    Preferences >
     
  3. therippa

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    Good suggestion, done.
     
  4. verdee

    verdee Member

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    Im really struggling with the sudo pip install keyring. What is keyring? Is it something else to download. I keep getting error about pip command not being found
     
  5. therippa

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    run this first...

    sudo easy_install pip
     
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  6. verdee

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    thanks. got it all working now
     
  7. stan23

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    Very nice! Will install when I get home.
     
  8. BigD0g

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    Neat, good idea!
     
  9. Acho

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    I made it work but next to tesla icon I have two yellow triangles with exclamation mark in it. When I click on them it says Couldn t posix_spawn: error 8

    How can I get rid of this?

    Thanks
     
  10. Musterion

    Musterion 18h 03m 37s −24° 23′ 12″

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    @therippa this is awesome. Perfect for my spouse who doesn’t have a smartphone but on the computer all the time and wants to set climate control before leaving work.

    I like the simplicity and wouldn’t want to bloat it, but would suggest two more options for you to entertain:
    -a line for Lock state (for times when autolock fails due to something unlatched, child blanket in door, etc.)—for info only and doesn’t need to control lock state. This actually could just be a lock icon which I see you’ve added for battery.
    -a line to click for Location (can spawn a Maps window centered on car). Not only to remember where you parked your car, but then we can easily find each other with one click.

    Thank you again!
     
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  11. therippa

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    Done!
     
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