IoT with LightBlue Bean and Node-RED
The LightBlue Bean is a nice and compact board developed by Punch Through Design. It features a Bluetooth Low Energy radio and now offers an extension for Node-RED to connect it.
Read my review of the LightBlue Bean.
To launch Node-RED,
Safari displays the main window.
Just drag and drop the modules from the left pane to the workspace. Double-click to configure them, and add links between them.
The last element, msg payload helps and debugs the program.
I really enjoyed the Node-RED GUI and the close integration of modules for the LightBlue Bean. It was fast and easy. I'd like to see more modules, for example to display graphs for the values acquired by the Bean.
Punch Through provides extensive documentation and many examples.
The router can also run on the Raspberry Pi and the BeagleBone Black.