GF Connect v0.9.2 Released
This is a maintenance release which solves the need for manually pairing with your Grainfather controller on the first launch. GF Connect will now automatically scan for the controller and pair the bluetooth connection without need for editing the configuration.
The bluetooth communication for GF Connect v0.9.2 has been changed to use the node-red-contrib-noble-bluetooth component instead of node-red-contrib-generic-ble. This component will need to be added to Node-RED. You can add this from the Palette Manager in Node-RED or from the command line using the following commands:
$ cd ~/.node-red $ npm install node-red-contrib-noble-bluetooth
Important: If you have node-red-contrib-generic-ble v3.1.0 installed, you either need to disable the component or update to v4.0.1. Otherwise it will not be possible to connect to your Grainfather controller. Make sure to restart Node-RED after installing the new bluetooth component using the following command:
Download and Installation
GF Connect v0.9.2 can be downloaded from the Github repository clausbroch/node-red-gfconnect
GF Connect requires Node RED and a few other components. For details about how to install Node RED and the required other components, please refer to this previous post.
If you want to install GF Connect as a project directly into Node RED, please refer to the description in this previous post.
Please report any issues with GF Connect to the Github issue tracker.