These days I’m building a simple home automation system – turning lights and appliances on/off. Not only do I want to be able to switch appliances on and off, but I want the system to do it for me. Hence, some context inference is in order. The centerpiece of this effort is a bus system that would be used to transmit sensor information, infered high-level context and actuator commands. As it so happens, that bus system was a good opportunity to learn Node.JS.
- A lot of IO modules to pass along messages. Out of the box support exists for HTTP(S), Redis, serial ports and the console.
- Clean and simple code, easy to extend and modify
- Written entirely in Node.JS
If you want to give it a spin or read more, please checkout Github.