Tweet Ip address upon bootup

This flow is fairly simple and does exactly what the title says, it tweets your Ip address once your raspberry pi (or whatever linux system you are using) has powered up and has node red running. It also runs a check to see if your IP address is the default IP address that your system normally uses (you must set this in the function!) as to avoid tweeting when you already know where it is. This flow is extremely useful when taking your node-red system to a friend's house or presentation and you need to find it on the network.


The tweet will be in the form ...(not compressed here because of available formatting)...

TestRasPi network config for eth0 (Preliminary message, user settable)

inet addr:



(Ok, fine, I lied. It doesn't just print out your IP, but just look at all that useful info!)



Step 1. Copy flow into node-red

Step 2. Update twitter credentials with the account you want your IP to be tweeted on

Step 3. Open up the function node and change "DefaultIP" to your default, known IP address

Step 4. Enjoy always knowing where your system is on the network!


Note: This will only work on linux installations, specifically tested using debian on the raspberry pi.

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Flow Info

created 4 years, 5 months ago

Node Types

  • debug (x2)
  • delay (x1)
  • exec (x1)
  • function (x1)
  • inject (x1)
  • twitter out (x1)


  • twitter
  • IP_address
Copy this flow JSON to your clipboard and then import into Node-RED using the Import From > Clipboard (Ctrl-I) menu option