FRED (Cloud Node-RED) and cryptocurrencies

Accessing Cryptocurrency data via the STS Binance node

We’ve seen a few folks playing around with FRED to access – and in some cases – trade on cryptocurrencies, which we thought was a fun use of Node-RED. Our very own crypto expert, Ted, here at STS decided to jump in and develop a new Node for accessing and using the Binance cryptocurrency platform. Continue reading “FRED (Cloud Node-RED) and cryptocurrencies”

Tutorial: Using the OSIsoft PI Web API node with FRED (Cloud Node-RED)

OSIsoft PI System is an industrial data management system that is widely used to capture, process, analyze, and store any form of real-time data. With the flexibility and powerful features of FRED, users can add more values to their current OSIsoft PI System. Continue reading “Tutorial: Using the OSIsoft PI Web API node with FRED (Cloud Node-RED)”

Using FRED (Cloud Node-RED) with the MultiTech LoRaWAN gateway

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 LoRaWan network on a single channel gateway in our previous blog posts, Continue reading “Using FRED (Cloud Node-RED) with the MultiTech LoRaWAN gateway”

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

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 of the best things about the Pi Zero is that it runs Node-RED! Continue reading “Monitor a Pi Zero-hosted security camera with Node-RED, FRED and STS-MQTT”

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

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 Lora module board and Dragino Lora/GPS HAT on a Raspberry Pi. Continue reading “Use FRED (Cloud Node-RED) with LoRa modulation (P2P connection)”

Use FRED (Cloud Node-RED) with LoRaWAN

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 setting up a network of LoRa devices following the LoRaWan protocol and sending data to the The Things Network. Continue reading “Use FRED (Cloud Node-RED) with LoRaWAN”

Detect Presence using a FitBit, Node-RED and FRED

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 Bluetooth scanner.  We’ll distribute the job of discovering and filtering bluetooth devices between a device and a FRED-hosted node-red instance.  This will allow us to change how notifications are delivered, or make use of the scanner for other purposes without changing the device flow. Continue reading “Detect Presence using a FitBit, Node-RED and FRED”