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Sample code to connect to BlinkStick.com and control the BlinkStick remotely using Node.js.
// Prerequisites:
//
// npm install blinkstick
// npm install faye
//
// Run this script:
//
// node connect.js access_code
//
// The access_code for the registered device is available in the device details
// page on blinkstick.com.
if (process.argv[2] == null) {
console.log("Please supply access code as an argument");
return;
}
var faye = require('faye'),
access_code = process.argv[2],
endpoint = 'http://live.blinkstick.com:9292/faye';
var blinkstick = require('blinkstick'),
device = blinkstick.findFirst();
console.log('Connecting to ' + endpoint);
var client = new faye.Client(endpoint);
var subscription = client.subscribe('/devices/' + access_code, function(message) {
if (message.status == 'off') {
console.log('Received message to turn off');
device.turnOff();
} else {
console.log('Received color: ' + message.color);
device.setColour(message.color);
}
});
subscription.callback(function() {
console.log('Successfully subscribed to the device');
});
subscription.errback(function(error) {
console.log('Subscription failed: ', error.message);
});
client.bind('transport:down', function() {
console.log('Disconnected...');
});
client.bind('transport:up', function() {
console.log('Connected...');
});
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