My brother has been working on a small project to control some  Christmas lights with a Raspberry Pi. He is using the Energenie system, and followed MiniGirlGeeks python example to get things working, and set up a cron job to syncronize his four (yes four) sets of lights. He then asked for pointers on controlling them via a web page served from the Pi, and I immediately thought that Node-RED might be a great solution. I don’t have the Energenie setup, but using my Pibrella LEDs as a substiture, I thought I’d put together a quick hack to show him how it might be done.

Continue Reading