Genealogy: The English, Teuten, and Strathearn Families

English Family

 A History of the English Family portrays a family primarily of Nova Scotia, Canada.

My wife, nee’ Frances Teuten is of London, England heritage. As an early 19th century printer, John Gottfried Schroeter Teuten, and his conviction at the Old Bailey with William Nicholas Fagnoit, William Daly & John Bryan – present an interesting insight to legal system of the time.

My wife’s mother was a Strathearn, of long Scot heritage, although since the early 20th century serious Canadian and US lines have developed.

I trust this information is of use to others researching their family history.

Node-RED Dashboard & BlinkM I²C Controlled RGB LED

Node-RED Dashboard BlinkM

I am using a Raspberry Pi as a headless computer through VNC.

A particular interest is learning Node-RED flow programming and within that exploration having the ability to display debugging and program execution results.

This is Revision 1 of my previous blog and extends the simple blinking LED with the addition of a BlinkM I²C Controlled RGB LED to the Dashboard, and the ability to select a desired color. Reference My Pi Workbench for details on wiring a BlinkM module.

Using a simple LED, a BlinkM, and a Raspberry Pi – I have described building a demonstration Pi Control dashboard in Node-RED Dashboard – Pi Control Rev1.

Copy the following Dashboard – BlinkM JSON flow to your clipboard and then import it into Node-RED using the Import From > Clipboard (Ctrl-I) menu option

[{"id":"b8861ed5.3541","type":"function","z":"52700294.bedf9c","name":"Hex to i2c cmd","func":"// Accepts a chosen color for the BlinkM in Hex and strings the\n// values into a parameter set for an i2cset command\nvar hx = msg.payload;\nvar i2c_cmd = (\" -y 0x01 0x09 0x6e 0x\" + \nhx.substring(1,3) + \" 0x\" + \nhx.substring(3,5) +\" 0x\" + \nhx.substring(5,7) + \n\" i\"); \nmsg.payload = i2c_cmd;\nreturn msg;","outputs":1,"noerr":0,"x":300,"y":400,"wires":[["6c1a6e20.9e44d"]]},{"id":"c447ac58.2ae6","type":"ui_colour_picker","z":"52700294.bedf9c","name":"BlinkM Color","label":"BlinkM Color","group":"dc750d48.9b06","format":"hex","outformat":"string","showSwatch":true,"showPicker":true,"showValue":true,"showAlpha":false,"showLightness":false,"order":0,"width":"4","height":"4","passthru":true,"topic":"BlinM Color","x":110,"y":400,"wires":[["b8861ed5.3541","83aa4e3b.265b5"]]},{"id":"6c1a6e20.9e44d","type":"exec","z":"52700294.bedf9c","command":"i2cset","addpay":true,"append":"","useSpawn":"","timer":"","name":"Exec BlinkM @ I2C","x":410,"y":320,"wires":[[],[],[]]},{"id":"83aa4e3b.265b5","type":"function","z":"52700294.bedf9c","name":"Record Events","func":"// initialise the counter to 0 if it doesn't exist already\nvar dashboardLog = context.get('dashboardLog')|| [];\n\n// stop flow when LogSw Off\nif (global.get(\"LogSw\") === 0){\n return null;\n} \n\ndashboardLog.push(msg);\nif (dashboardLog.length > 12){\n // Delete oldest message if > 12\n dashboardLog.shift();\n dashboardLog.length = 12;\n} \n// store the value back\ncontext.set('dashboardLog',dashboardLog);\n// make it part of the outgoing msg object\nmsg = {};\nmsg.payload = dashboardLog;\nreturn msg;","outputs":"1","noerr":0,"x":400,"y":200,"wires":[["df9e26c.e8c53d8"]]},{"id":"2b0daa35.ef1ff6","type":"ui_switch","z":"52700294.bedf9c","name":"BlinkM Switch","label":"BlinkM Off/On","group":"dc750d48.9b06","order":0,"width":"3","height":"1","passthru":true,"decouple":"false","topic":"BlinkM","style":"","onvalue":" -y 0x01 0x09 0x6e 0xff 0xff 0xff i","onvalueType":"str","onicon":"radio_button_checked","oncolor":"#008000","offvalue":" -y 0x01 0x09 0x6e 0x00 0x00 0x00 i","offvalueType":"str","officon":"radio_button_unchecked","offcolor":"#FF0000","x":120,"y":320,"wires":[["6c1a6e20.9e44d","83aa4e3b.265b5"]]},{"id":"df9e26c.e8c53d8","type":"ui_template","z":"52700294.bedf9c","group":"b3337a5d.be9688","name":"Event Log","order":1,"width":"6","height":"9","format":"<ul>\n <li ng-repeat=\"x in msg.payload\">\n <font size=\"2\" color=\"green\">{{x.topic}}</font>\n <ul>\n <li>\n <font size=\"2\" color=\"black\">{{x.payload}}</font>\n </li>\n </ul>\n </li>\n</ul>","storeOutMessages":true,"fwdInMessages":true,"x":590,"y":200,"wires":[[]]},{"id":"2ee3b487.6fff4c","type":"ui_switch","z":"52700294.bedf9c","name":"Log Switch","label":"Log Off/On","group":"dc750d48.9b06","order":0,"width":"3","height":"1","passthru":true,"decouple":"false","topic":"Log Enabled?","style":"","onvalue":"1","onvalueType":"num","onicon":"fa-toggle-on","oncolor":" #008000","offvalue":"0","offvalueType":"num","officon":"fa-toggle-off","offcolor":"#800080","x":110,"y":200,"wires":[["49f12ea7.ce79e","83aa4e3b.265b5"]]},{"id":"2ee2d708.73c5b8","type":"ui_switch","z":"52700294.bedf9c","name":"LED Switch","label":"LED @ Pin 37","group":"dc750d48.9b06","order":0,"width":"3","height":"1","passthru":true,"decouple":"false","topic":"LED @ pin 37","style":"","onvalue":"1","onvalueType":"num","onicon":"radio_button_checked","oncolor":"#008000","offvalue":"0","offvalueType":"num","officon":"radio_button_unchecked","offcolor":"#FF0000","x":110,"y":120,"wires":[["297849f9.58a866","83aa4e3b.265b5"]]},{"id":"49f12ea7.ce79e","type":"function","z":"52700294.bedf9c","name":"Toggle Global.LogSw","func":"\nif (msg.payload === 1){\n global.set(\"LogSw\",1); \n} \n\nif (msg.payload === 0){\n global.set(\"LogSw\",0); \n} \nreturn msg;","outputs":1,"noerr":0,"x":420,"y":260,"wires":[[]]},{"id":"297849f9.58a866","type":"rpi-gpio out","z":"52700294.bedf9c","name":"","pin":"37","set":true,"level":"0","out":"out","x":380,"y":120,"wires":[]},{"id":"37266d63.491cb2","type":"config","z":"52700294.bedf9c","name":"","properties":[{"p":"LogSw","pt":"global","to":"0","tot":"num"}],"active":true,"x":110,"y":60,"wires":[]},{"id":"1f2effbc.7d0e3","type":"comment","z":"52700294.bedf9c","name":"rpi-gpio LED Off/On","info":"rpi-gpio out controls a LED wired at Pin 11 on the Pi.","x":410,"y":80,"wires":[]},{"id":"dc750d48.9b06","type":"ui_group","z":"","name":"Control","tab":"7b28ce76.8d16c","order":1,"disp":true,"width":"5"},{"id":"b3337a5d.be9688","type":"ui_group","z":"52700294.bedf9c","name":"Log","tab":"7b28ce76.8d16c","order":3,"disp":true,"width":"6"},{"id":"7b28ce76.8d16c","type":"ui_tab","z":"","name":"Home","icon":"home","order":1}]

This is a very simple demonstration of Node-RED Dashboard. Play with the other widgets – add audio out (text to speech) , other switches, sliders, or charts!

For myself, the addition of a 4 simple nodes added a lot of functionality! The web served Dashboard User Interface has more than fulfilled my needs. Have fun!