@node-red-matter/node-red-matter 0.3.1

The Node-RED Matter plugin is an open-source project that enables the generation of Matter devices within Node-RED. Matter devices created using this plugin can be seamlessly integrated into popular smart home controllers such as Apple Home, Google Home,

npm install @node-red-matter/node-red-matter

The Node-RED Matter plugin is an open-source project that enables the generation of Matter devices within Node-RED. Matter devices created using this plugin can be seamlessly integrated into popular smart home controllers such as Apple Home, Google Home, and Alexa. Additionally, you can control and retrieve data from these devices directly within Node-RED.

The project is heavily based on matter.js, the official JavaScript Matter SDK.

✨ Features

  • Matter Device Generation: Generate Matter devices within Node-RED for easy integration with various smart home controllers.
  • Controller Compatibility: Compatible with popular smart home controllers such as Apple Home, Google Home, and Alexa.
  • Bi-Directional Communication: Control and read data from Matter devices directly within Node-RED.
  • Flexibility: Customize and configure the behavior of Matter devices based on your specific requirements.
  • Seamless Integration: Connect Matter devices to existing Node-RED flows effortlessly.

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🛠ī¸ Installation

To install the Node-RED Matter plugin, follow these steps:

  1. Open your Node-RED dashboard.
  2. Go to the palette manager and search for @node-red-matter/node-red-matter
  3. Install the plugin and load the provided example flow!

ℹī¸ Usage

To use the Node-RED Matter plugin, please follow these instructions:

  1. Launch Node-RED in your browser.
  2. Drag and drop the "Matter Device Status" or "Matter Device Control" node from the palette onto your workspace.
  3. In the node configuration, create a new Matter device or select an existing device.
  4. Establish the required connections between the Matter device node and other nodes in your flow.
  5. Deploy your Node-RED flow to make the Matter device available for control and data retrieval.

📚 Documentation

Find the documentation our our wiki.

⛔ Limitations

Currently, the Node-RED Matter plugin has the following limitations:

  • The plugin only supports 4 device types: Dimmable and not dimmable lights, and dimmable and not dimmable switches. More device types will be added in the future.

💾 Backup

The generated Matter device configurations are currently stored in ~/.node-red/node-red-matter/matter-devices, or under wherever your Node-RED user directory is located.

Each device is stored in a sub-folder named after the configuration node ID, if you ever need to recreate a Matter configuration node but don't want to lose your existing virtual Matter device, you can simply rename the folder with the new configuration node ID and it will automatically pick it up.

🤲 Contributing

We welcome contributions from the community to enhance and improve the Node-RED Matter plugin. To contribute, please follow these guidelines:

  1. Fork the project on GitHub.
  2. Create a new branch for your contribution.
  3. Make your changes and ensure they are thoroughly tested.
  4. Submit a pull request, explaining the purpose and benefits of your changes.

Please refer to the project's GitHub repository for any additional guidelines and instructions.

💙 Support

If you have any questions, feature requests, or need assistance with the Node-RED Matter plugin, please reach out via the project's GitHub issue tracker.

📝 License

Node-RED Matter is released under the MIT License. Please review the license file in the project's GitHub repository for more details. Note: This project is not affiliated with or endorsed by Matter, Apple Home, Google Home, or Alexa.

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Version: 0.3.1
Updated 8 months ago
License: MIT
Rating: 3.0 2

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