I've recently learnt how to run Node-red on Intel Edison following attending one of the Intel Edison workshop hosted by the folks at IBM Bluemix (Twitter: #BluemixIoTWorkshop hosted by @IICHursley).

This Instructable aims to capture some of the main steps to get Node-red installed on the Intel Edison device - so that going forward whenever you power up your Edison kit, Node-red is run automatically - and you are able to access Node-red via a URL like this:


(Replace edison-device-name with your edison name)


  • Have gone through the basic Intel Edison Get Started Steps. In particular:
    • Knowledge of connecting to Intel Edison via a serial USB and be able to login as root.
    • Intel Edison board is already flashed.
    • Intel Edison has been connected to internet via Wifi.

Step 1: Install Node-red and Pm2

Issues the following commands to install node-red and pm2.

npm install -g --unsafe-perm node-red
npm install -g --unsafe-perm pm2
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Bio: Full-stack Developer - experimenting with Internet-of-Things (IoT) and Intel Edison. Upgrading my JavaScripts/NodeJS skills via FreeCodeCamp and the web. Danced with Python, R, SAS, and ... More »
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