node-red-node-pi-mcp3008 0.1.1

A Node-RED node to read from the MCP3008 Analogue to Digital Converter

npm install node-red-node-pi-mcp3008

A Node-RED node to read from the MCP3xxx Series of Analogue to Digital Converters, such as the analogzero, though it will work with breadboard versions also.

It will appear in the menu as A/D Converter.

Warning: Input voltages must not exceed 3.3V


You must ensure that SPI is enabled. For recent (2016) versions of Raspbian you can do this

  • Run sudo raspi-config
  • Select 5 - Interfacing Options
  • Select P4 - SPI
  • Select yes to enable SPI
  • Select OK to confirm
  • Select the Finish button


Run the following command in your Node-RED user directory - typically ~/.node-red

    npm install node-red-node-pi-mcp3008

Note: It will appear in the menu as A/D Converter.


Reads from an MCP3xxx Analogue to Digital (ADC) chip on the Pi SPI connection.

You can either set a channel in the edit dialogue, or you can set the msg.payload to select the channel dynamically. If so then the payload must be a value from 0 to 7.

You can also select device id 0 or 1 (CE0 or CE1) depending on how you have wired up your device. Defaults to CE0.

Outputs a numeric msg.payload with a range of 0 to 1023, where 0 = 0V and 1023 = 3.3V (assuming you use the default 3.3V voltage reference).

Hint: use a range node to adjust the values to the range you want.

Also sets msg.topic to adc/{the pin number}

Node Info

Version: 0.1.1
Updated 5 months, 1 week ago
License: Apache-2.0


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