Monitor printer toner in Node Red and add toner to Evernote shopping list via IFTT

In this video I explain my Node Red flow which gets diagnostic information from a network enabled printer to determine if the toner is running low. And add toner to the shopping list in Evernote via IFTT.

I have built this flow for my black and white printer, so the logic is limited to a single toner. For color machines the flow needs to be enhanced in a few places to make sure all 4 toners are read and taken into account when information is extracted, and the low toner level is identified.

There is a video in which I explain the logic I implemented in this flow: https://youtu.be/0EGoyn-llTY The first 11:27 minutes are about SNMP and how to determine the OIDs to get toner values. If you are familiar with that, just skip right into 11:27.

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nygma2004

Flow Info

created 8 months ago

Node Types

Core
  • comment (x3)
  • debug (x2)
  • exec (x4)
  • function (x8)
  • http request (x1)
  • inject (x3)
  • switch (x2)
Other
  • join (x1)
  • tab (x1)
  • ui_group (x1)
  • ui_tab (x1)
  • ui_text (x3)

Tags

  • printer
  • toner
  • snmp
  • iftt
  • evernote
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