node-red-contrib-bean 0.5.2

Node-red node for the LightBlue Bean

npm install node-red-contrib-bean

Node-Red is a graphic flow-style programming environment based on node.js. The application runs as a server, and you manipulate functional "flows" from a web client. The server can be hosted on an inexpensive device like the Raspberry Pi. Flows can be manipulated from the browser of the server device, on a separate computer client on the same network, and/or remotely over the internet.

Node-Red allows for third party nodes to be made and distributed as npm modules. This project is set of node-red nodes that allow for easy interfacing to the LightBlue Bean.


  1. Install Node.js
  2. Install Node-RED: sudo npm install -g node-red
  3. Install Bean nodes
    1. mkdir -p ~/.node-red/node_modules
    2. npm install --prefix ~/.node-red node-red-contrib-bean


  1. sudo node-red
  2. Open http://localhost:1880


  1. Update Node-RED: sudo npm update -g node-red
  2. Update Bean nodes
    1. npm update --prefix ~/.node-red node-red-contrib-bean


  1. Fork it!
  2. Create your feature branch: git checkout -b my-new-feature
  3. Commit your changes: git commit -am 'Add some feature'
  4. Push to the branch: git push origin my-new-feature
  5. Submit a pull request :D


  • 0.5.2 : Fix Serial node to add the split char on outgoing messages
  • 0.5.1 : Fix Read scratch node
  • 0.5.0 : Update README links and package.json
  • 0.4.4 : Typo fix that was affecting latest versions of noble
  • 0.4.3 : Temporary fix to prevent bean nodes from hanging at "searching...". This will be resolved once ble-bean dependancy is updated to use the latest nobleDevice dependancy.
  • 0.4.2 : Bug fix for a crash caused by node interaction during "connecting" state
  • 0.4.1 : Aesthetic changes to node appearance
  • 0.4.0 : Scratch characteristic nodes
  • 0.3.2 : Timeout mode for serial node
  • 0.3.1 : Option to send basic color names in string form to the LED node. ex: "Red"
  • 0.3.0 : Ability to search for nearby Beans in configuration
  • 0.2.0 : Better logging and reporting of errors, more accurate Bean connection timeout
  • 0.1.0 : More robust connection routines, fixed some crashes during deployment, better how-to-use text
  • 0.0.1 : Initial Release



Node-RED has been made possible by the hard work of Nick O'Leary @knolleary and Dave Conway-Jones @ceejay at IBM Emerging Technology. Much thanks to them and other supporters for advancing this platform.


This SDK is covered under The MIT License. See LICENSE.txt for more details.

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Version: 0.5.2
Updated 2 years, 9 months ago
License: MIT


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