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A visual tool for wiring the Internet of Things.

Node-RED: A visual tool for wiring the Internet of Things

Quick Start

Check out for full instructions on getting started.

  1. sudo npm install -g node-red
  2. node-red
  3. Open http://localhost:1880

Getting Help

More documentation can be found here.

For further help, or general discussion, please use the mailing list.


If you want to run the latest code from git, here's how to get started:

  1. Install grunt, the build tool

     npm install -g grunt-cli
  2. Clone the code:

     git clone
     cd node-red
  3. Install the node-red dependencies

     npm install
  4. Build the code

     grunt build
  5. Run

     node red.js


Before raising a pull-request, please read our contributing guide.

This project adheres to the Contributor Covenant 1.4. By participating, you are expected to uphold this code. Please report unacceptable behavior to any of the project's core team.


Node-RED is a creation of IBM Emerging Technology.

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Copyright and license

Copyright 2013, 2016 IBM Corp. under the Apache 2.0 license.

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