A Crate package for Node-RED

A Crate package for Node-RED

Following on from my recently-created Orchestrate module for Node-RED, I’ve now created a similar set of nodes for another cool new kid on the databases block – Crate. As it has been brought to our attention that we haven’t done a great job of...
A proper Orchestrate module for Node-RED

A proper Orchestrate module for Node-RED

Hello again! As an update to my last post about how to pipe data through a Node-RED flow and out to Orchestrate, I decided to go whole hog and produce a proper Node-RED (and NPM) module for the task. There are two nodes, one for putting information in, and one for...
Send data to Orchestrate from Node-RED

Send data to Orchestrate from Node-RED

In this article I’m going to show how you can get your Node-RED flows talking to your Orchestrate database. For novices to Node-RED and using it to consume web APIs, you can also view this as a model for that kind of work in future. First, allow me to introduce...
Attending the Hardware Hackathon

Attending the Hardware Hackathon

Over the weekend, Jason and I attended the first PCH Hardware Hackathon in Ireland, held in the DCU Innovation Campus in Dublin. As part of a nine-person team we’ve since dubbed TeamFive, we built a smart shelf for stock management in fridges (specifically...
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