NodeRED

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Test your internet speed with Google Home

Not everyone owns a Fingbox to get the internet speed test results emailed to your inbox. By default, Google Home speakers can't test the internet...

Driving LCD with Arduino and Raspberry Pi

One of the ideas in my head involves a cup of jellybeans and an LCD display. Since I know how to operate the cup...

Join is coming to NodeRED

I just got my hands on the preview build of Join nodes. Yes, Join is coming to NodeRED! I'm pleased to break the news, especially...
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ESP8266 DIY Smart Socket – SOFTWARE (3/3)

It took me longer than I assumed it would, mainly due to software issues, but once I modified the software to my needs, it...

Google Home Notifications Tutorial

Each time I say "Hey Google" I feel slightly awkward, less if no one is around, as using voice commands in public is as...

Google Home Notifications

The fight between Google Home and Amazon Alexa is far from over. The last round was won by the Echo Dot and Routines. It...

DIY Smart Socket with ESP8266 and AUKEY charger (1/3)

I suspected that AUKEY PA-S11 charger had some empty space inside its enclosure. I hate wasting space and I had few ESP8266 laying around....

Getting Alexa to talk

Encouraged by my recent 'successes' with Amazon Echo and NodeRED, I came up with few more scenarios that I would find rather useful. Getting...
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Alexa, wake up my computer (Tasker too!)

It's not the first time I deal with this project, and oh boy, each time it does change quite a bit. How is this...

Tasker and NodeRED – Streamlining notification system

From the previous write up we know I can use Tasker and NodeRED together. I want to have a very efficient and easy way...

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...