Node Red is a flow based tool that lets you easily build IOT and home automation control systems using a web browser.
In is written in nodejs and can be run on Windows and Linux operating systems. It has a low memory footprint and runs on the the Raspberry Pi making it an ideal system for home automation projects.
Node-Red comes pre-installed on the raspberry Pi but you may need to upgrade it.
An install script is provided on the node-red site. Here are the instructions on the Raspberry Pi Site.
If you are new to Node-Red then I would recommend you take a look at this overview video.
I also provide tutorials and videos on my other site covering node-red basics like nodes, startup files etc. See Node-red-overview .
I will be creating tutorials, example flows and dashboards that will show you how to:
- Monitor Your Home Network and the Internet
- Automate your Home
If you have any questions then please use the Ask-steve page
If you are unfamiliar with Node-red I would recommend that you
Monitoring Your Network
Smart Home Simulator
In order to generate test data and control dashboard I have create a smart home simulator in node-red which currently consists of :
- sensor simulators
- Control dashboard
You can read more about it and download the node-red flows- Smart home simulator
Do you have any tutorial suggestions I would be glad to hear them. Please use the comments form below.