I’m keeping a running list of useful nodes I’ve found for home automation. Here’s a couple of more I came across recently in the Node-Red library.
- dashboard – Create an entirely custom, live dashboard. Amazing!
- statistics – Some useful statistical functions, based on Simple Statistics
- state-machine – Manage a state machine with your own parameters
- actionflows – This one seems extremely promising. Package flows as reusable functions that can be looped, prioritized, and benchmarked.
I think making a dashboard is my next project, which I will certainly document here on the blog.
I am wondering if state-machine could be used to manage the state of a finicky IR controlled fan I have. I was never able to find a way to do this in Home Assistant accurately. Since Node-Red can do more complicated logic, it could monitor my fan related sensors and output in the format for the MQTT Fan component. Interesting!