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G. R. KanagachidambaresanInternet of Things Using Single Board Computershttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-8108-6_6

6. Home Electrification and Node-RED

G. R. Kanagachidambaresan1  
Chennai, India

Node-RED [1] is a tool that uses flows and is written in Node.js. It takes up little memory and works on the Raspberry Pi, which makes it a great system for home automation projects [2]. Raspberry Pi comes with Node-RED installed, but you may need to upgrade it.

This chapter covers
  • Monitoring home appliances through the IoT dashboard [3]

  • Automating and operating home appliances through IoT devices [4]

The following command upgrades Node-RED.
bash <(curl -sL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/node-red/linux-installers/master/deb/update-nodejs-and-nodered) ...

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