Node-Red A visual tool for wiring the Internet of Things

Node-Red A visual tool for wiring the Internet of Things is a fantastic web-based app that is perfect for helping children do something with their Raspberry Pi – actually, it’s perfect for helping anyone do something with their Raspberry Pi!

Node-Red A visual tool for wiring the Internet of Things
Node-Red A visual tool for wiring the Internet of Things

As it’s built on node-js, a Javascript based server environment for running cross-platform applications, it’s incredibly simple to install and get running (it’s honestly just a few commands and it’s running.

From there, it’s as easy as dragging nodes on a page and wiring them up. For example, you could use it to quickly and easily set up a light sensor on your GPIO which then¬†sends a tweet when it’s getting dark.

Anyway, you get the idea, have a look over at the node-red site for more  info:

http://nodered.org/