I built this tool because I wanted to use it myself. I hope others find it useful to explore not just the blockchain but also the capabilities of their nodes.
It runs as a node.js app and communicates via RPC to your node. The source code and instructions for running are available on [github](https://github.com/janoside/btc-rpc-explorer).
Aspects were inspired by a similar tool by JornC on github: https://github.com/JornC/bitcoin-transaction-explorer. Other aspects were inspired by ChainQuery.com