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Node-RED with Xiaomi Yeelight RGBW Smart Bulb

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Xiaomi Yeelight is a Wi-Fi smart RGBW LED bulb that you can integrate with Node-RED. So, in this project we’re going to show you how to build a web application with Node-RED and Raspberry Pi to control the Yeelight lamp. Recommended Resources Home Automation using ESP8266 »Build IoT projects and home automation gadgets with the […]

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Node-RED with WS2812B Addressable RGB LED Strip

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Addressable RGB LED strips are just awesome! You can control each individual pixel of the strip, allowing you to produce beautiful effects. However, controlling these kind of strips it’s not always easy. So, in this project we’re going to show you how to build a web application with Node-RED and Raspberry Pi to control an […]

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Node-RED with Raspberry Pi Camera (Take Photos)

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In this project we’re going to show you how to take photos with Node-RED using the Raspberry Pi Camera Module V2. Recommended Resources Home Automation using ESP8266 »Build IoT projects and home automation gadgets with the ESP8266 Wi-Fi module. Build a Home Automation System » Learn how to build a automation system using open-source hardware […]

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ESP8266 and Node-RED with MQTT (Publish and Subscribe)

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In this post we’re going to show you how to control ESP8266 outputs and display sensor data from the ESP8266 on Node-RED. The Node-RED software is running on a Raspberry Pi, and the communication between the ESP8266 and the Node-RED software is achieved with the MQTT communication protocol. Recommended Resources Home Automation using ESP8266 »Build […]

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Getting Started with Node-RED Dashboard

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This post is an introduction to Node-RED dashboard with Raspberry Pi. We’ll cover how to install Node-RED Dashboard and exemplify how to build a graphical user interface. Recommended Resources Home Automation using ESP8266 »Build IoT projects and home automation gadgets with the ESP8266 Wi-Fi module. Build a Home Automation System » Learn how to build […]

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SQLite with Node-RED and Raspberry Pi

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In this project you’ll install an SQLite package for Node-RED and learn how to write simple SQL queries to interact with your SQLite database. Recommended Resources Home Automation using ESP8266 »Build IoT projects and home automation gadgets with the ESP8266 Wi-Fi module. Build a Home Automation System » Learn how to build a automation system […]

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What is MQTT and How It Works

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In this post, I’m going to introduce you to the MQTT protocol. MQTT stands for MQ Telemetry Transport. It is a nice lightweight publish and subscribe system where you can publish and receive messages as a client. Recommended Resources Home Automation using ESP8266 »Build IoT projects and home automation gadgets with the ESP8266 Wi-Fi module. […]

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Getting Started with Node-RED on Raspberry Pi

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This post is an introductory guide to Node-RED. I’ll cover what’s Node-RED, how to install it, how to use the visual interface to create a simple flow. Recommended Resources Home Automation using ESP8266 »Build IoT projects and home automation gadgets with the ESP8266 Wi-Fi module. Build a Home Automation System » Learn how to build a automation […]

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Upgrade from Node-RED-Contrib-UI to Node-RED-Dashboard

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If you followed the Build a Home Automation System for $100 course prior to August 27 2016, you know that I’ve used Node-RED-Contrib-UI to build the user interface for the home automation system. But, sadly the guy that developed the Node-RED-Contrib-UI will no longer be able to update that package. Luckily, the Node-RED team announced that […]

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Exporting and Backing Up your Node-RED Nodes

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This post shows how to export your Node-RED Nodes. This is useful if you need to: Backup your Node-RED flow Move your flow to another Raspberry Pi (or machine) Share your Node-RED project with others Example Imagine that you had the following nodes in your flow: You would need to click the deploy button on the top-right corner to […]

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