node-red-contrib-noble 0.3.0

A Node-RED node that uses Noble to interact with BLEs

npm install node-red-contrib-noble

This is a node for NodeRed a tool for easily wiring together hardware devices, APIs and online services. This node provides a support for interacting with Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) devices. To this end this node relies on the noble Node.js library.

This node is a based on the initial scan BLE node by Charalampos Doukas. It has, however, been reimplemented for providing more fine grained access to the underyling BLE scanning process. Users can now limit the scans by providing a list of Service UUIDs to be detected and indicating whether duplicate detections should be allowed. The node also provides richer information about the detected devices including the peripheral UUID, all services exposed, etc. In doing this new version of the node we have also repackaged the node as an installable NPM package.

Note: Noble currently only support Mac OS X and Linux. Other platforms will be developed later on.


Linux (Ubuntu)

sudo apt-get install libbluetooth-dev

Run as sudo or root

How to Install

For installing globally the node (NodeRed 0.10.4+) run the following

npm install -g node-red-contrib-noble

or locally within your user data directory (by default, $HOME/.node-red):

cd $HOME/.node-red
npm install node-red-contrib-noble


The node is at an early stage but is already usable. Currently the node provides only support for scanning for BLE devices. We shall be adding more functionality soon.


Copyright 2014 Knowledge Media Institute - The Open University.

Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License"); you may not use this file except in compliance with the License. You may obtain a copy of the License at

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Node Info

Version: 0.3.0
Updated 1 year, 2 months ago
License: Apache


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