A Node-RED node to talk to an Intel Galileo or Edison using mraa
A Node-RED node to talk to an Intel Galileo or Edison running mraa.
Run the following command in your Node-RED user directory - typically
npm i node-red-node-intel-gpio
The Galileo or Edison must already be running Linux, and have Node-RED installed.
See the Intel Downloads for hardware / downloads for your particular board.
Ensure the latest version of mraa libraries are installed: (version 1.5 as of Sept 2015)
echo "src mraa-upm http://iotdk.intel.com/repos/1.5/intelgalactic" > /etc/opkg/mraa-upm.conf opkg update opkg upgrade
NOTE : This node assumes that the mraa npm is already installed globally - as it is on the Galileo and Edison boards.
If you do need to install Node-RED, you can do this as follows from the home directory of the root user
npm install -g --unsafe-perm node-red mkdir .node-red cd .node-red npm install node-red-node-intel-gpio
Analogue Input Node
Monitors the selected pin for changes. It outputs on a change of value. As analogue inputs are continuously changing you can set the sample rate in ms from 20 to 65535.
Digital Input Node
Monitors the selected pin for changes. It only outputs on a change of value.
Digital Output Node
Sets the selected digital pin output high or low depending on the value of
msg.payload - expects a number or string 0 or 1.
Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) Node
msg.payload should contain a floating point number value
between 0 (off) and 1 (fully on), or a string representation thereof.
You can set the overall period (mS) in the edit dialogue.
For servo control set the period to 20mS and vary the input between 0.05 and 0.10,
0.05 = 5% of 20mS = 1mS 0.75 = 7.5% of 20mS = 1.5mS - typical servo centre point 0.10 = 10% of 20mS = 2mS
Simple flow to blink Pin 13