node-red-node-intel-gpio 0.0.4

A Node-RED node to talk to an Intel Galileo or Edison using mraa

npm install node-red-node-intel-gpio

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 ~/.node-red

    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" > /etc/opkg/mraa-upm.conf
    okpg 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

The 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


Node Info

Version: 0.0.4
Updated 1 year, 1 month ago
License: Apache-2.0


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