Monitor a Pi Zero-hosted security camera with Node-RED, FRED and STS-MQTT

with No Comments

The new Pi Zero W is a great hardware platform for creating all kinds of interesting hardware gadgets.  With built in bluetooth, wifi, and a camera connector, it seems like the ideal system for creating a security cam.  Of course one … Read More

Use FRED (Cloud Node-RED) with LoRa modulation (P2P connection)

with No Comments

LoRa wireless modulation is growing in popularity for IoT development. Its long range and low power consumption make it suitable for many IoT applications. This blog post will discuss the experience setting up a LoRa P2P network using the Adafruit Feather M0 … Read More

Use FRED (Cloud Node-RED) with LoRaWAN

with No Comments

LoRa wireless modulation is a very popular wireless communication technology for IoT development. Its long range and low power consumption features make it suitable for many IoT applications. After we tested out the LoRa P2P network in our last blog post, this post will focus on … Read More

Detect Presence using a FitBit, Node-RED and FRED

with No Comments

By hosting node-red in the cloud, FRED can act as an intermediary between devices and cloud services.  To illustrate this, let’s create a system that send a notification when a user wearing a Fitbit Flex comes in range of a … Read More