HowTo: Node Red – Control Facebook(*) lamp

In the article NodeRed/Tasmota – Build a Facebook(*) icon lamp explains how to get your own Facebook(*) lamp. The aim is to link this later with your SmartHome and, for example, have it light up as soon as new notifications are available for you.

With the following NodeCode you can create your self-made Facebook(*) lamp now.

(*)NOTE:Facebook® and the Facebook logo are trademarks of Facebook, Inc., registered in the United States and other countries.

Safety instructions

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To be able to use this configuration, NodeRed should of course already be installed.
How to prepare a RaspberryPi and then install NodeRed on it is described in the following articles.

The following articles describe what has to be done to prepare the RaspberryPi so far:
RaspberryPi – setup for nerdiys!
RaspberryPi – The first configuration!
RaspberryPi – Control the RaspberryPi via SSH

NodeRed – Installing NodeRed on the RaspberryPi
NodeRed – Install new nodes

Required tool:

Required material:

In the following list you will find all the parts you need to implement this article.

Log into the NodeRed configuration interface

Before you can edit your NodeRed configuration, you must - if activated - first log into the NodeRed configuration interface.

View of the login dialog. Here you have to enter the login data that you specified during the configuration of the login. You can find information about this in the article NodeRed - set up user login.

Import node code

With the following NodeCode you can use your Facebook(*) lamp control. To do this, you may have to adjust the name of your lamp (if it is not “facebookLampe”).

To test this code, you can simply import it into your NodeRed installation. You can find tips on how to do this in the article NodeRed - import and export node code.

Structure of the NodeCode.

Here is the actual NodeCode:

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Have fun with the project

I hope everything worked as described for you. If not or you have questions or suggestions please let me know in the comments. I will then add this to the article if necessary.
Ideas for new projects are always welcome. 🙂

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