Is there a way to programmatically detect if the Pokitto is charging?


I know there’s a few functions for interfacing with the Pokitto’s battery
(which seem to be at least semi functional),
but is there any way to test if the Pokitto is currently charging?


Could that question be related to something else that might need to know if it’s charging to display something? :stuck_out_tongue:


Not unless you monitor the battery voltage and detect it going up


I might give that a go at some point to see how accurate it is.
It’s a shame there isn’t a simpler way, but it’s no great loss.


Its not a bad idea and could be implemented in a future revision

Why exactly are you interested in being able to detect it?

EDIT: actually… we should be able to detect the presence of usb connection


Just to be able to display a ‘charging’ icon on the screen.
(I know there’s already a light for that, but an icon would be cool.)

Good point. That would sort of work too, since a USB connection would almost certainly be piping power in.


Probably only if there’s a data link. I don’t think USB could detect a power only charger.