Home Automation

Home Automation

Dashboard Layouts

Dashboard just got a little better in NodeRED. Thanks to Dashboard layouts I no longer have to visualise it myself
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IKEA TRADFRI Wireless dimmer in NodeRED

Thanks to NodeRED you can use IKEA TRADFRI Wireless Dimmer to interact with everything
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IKEA Tradfri Socket in NodeRED

How to use IKEA Tradfri Socket in NodeRED and make it much better!

A Timer in NodeRED

Creating an infinite number of timers in Dashboard NodeRED the easy way!
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Better 4-pin connector

If you ever needed to make a long lasting connection between 5 cables, you know how painfully terrible JST pin connectors are, time for something better
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Slow Internet Warning

From time to time my Internet grinds to a stop. Since Raspberry Pi 4 comes with a 1Gbps Ethernet, I decided to take advantage of it and create a reporting system in NodeRED that will monitor and report when the ISP is not keeping the contractual agreements. Works with Alexa, Google Home, Android and Windows 10.
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Retrofitting smart heating with Google Assistant & Alexa

Retrofitted, smart heating system for any home!
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Alexa is my washing ready?

How to turn "dump" washing machine into smart one and get Alexa washing machine notifications (Google Home and Android too)
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Creating Alexa notifications in NodeRED

Turns out, creating Alexa notifications in NodeRED is very easy thanks to a new skill. Here is how to make your NodeRED cooperate with Alexa.
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Google Assistant and NodeRED integration

Until now, it was nearly impossible to add the NodeRED devices to Google Home. Thanks to gBridge, Google Assistant and NodeRED integration is simple!

NodeRED for beginners

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NodeRED for beginners: 7. Tips & Tricks

That's the last post of this series with a couple of tips and tricks you might find handy while building your own flows. These...
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NodeRED for beginners: 6. Function node

The Function Node is one of the most useful nodes in NodeRED. It's a javascript editor which doesn't do much unless you tell it...
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NodeRED for beginners: 5. Connectivity

I explained how to process the data in the last tutorial, its time to learn how to send the data to NodeRED and how...
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NodeRED for beginners: 4. Data Processing

If you made your first flow already, you know that data is passed between each node. If you want to see this in a simplified example,...
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NodeRED for beginners: 3. Your First Flow

We talked about why you should get NodeRED in the first place, and how to get started with NodeRED, now it's time for your...