Use GPIO Ports on Raspberry Pi Without Technical Knowledge Using NodeRED

About: The ThingBox Project - A ready to flash Raspberry Pi image that contains Node-RED and Internet Of Things software for non developers.

The General Purpose Input/Output pins allow you to control and interact with the real world.

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Step 1: Switch on a LED

Let's do the usual material "Hello World": switching a LED.

Just build as the photo shows.

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Step 3: A Simple Flow

Here is the simple flow we will build with the graphical editor.

Step 4: Download and Install the Pi SDCard

Go to and download the SDCard image you can flash using the Etcher app (

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Step 5: Access the Visual Editor

Use your web browser to access the visual editor using the network name you gave in the setup process.

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Step 6: Build a Simple Flow

We will build a simple flow with the GPIO node.

Step 7: Edit the Node

Edit the node to set the GPIO port to use.

Step 8: Deploy and Test

just hit the deploy button and now, by clicking the Go button you can switch the LED on and off.

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