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Node-RED is such a versatile thing. Did you know that it can be even used to control a TV! Wouldn't it be nice to be able to restrict viewing time or force the TV to shut down on school nights? In theory you could even create your own remote controller.
In this post I'll show some examples that could inspire you to create your own flows. Even though the control nodes I am using are specific to Samsung TV's you should be able to adapt these designs to other manufacturer's models too.
Even if you don't really want to manage your TV programmatically you should still learn how to actually create some (potentially) useful logic with Node-RED.
Node-RED is a super useful tool that lets you create integrations between hardware devices, APIs and online services. Everything happens inside a web UI where you can add function nodes and connect them graphically to create more complicated logic. This flow based programming approach makes Node-RED more accessible to beginners and faster to prototype with.
In this blog post we will go through installing Node-RED on a Raspberry Pi and the basics of creating logic flows.