2024-01-10 316 View

Node-RED for Windows

Node-RED is a powerful open-source flow-based development tool for visual programming in the Internet of Things (IoT) space. If you're using a KIWI310 device and want to harness the capabilities of Node-RED on a Windows environment, you're in the right place. This step-by-step guide will walk you through the installation process, allowing you to integrate Node-RED into your KIWI310 development environment seamlessly. If your development environment is Linux, please follow this accompanying_post.


Before we begin, make sure you have the following prerequisites in place:

  1. KIWI310 device with Windows operating system (Windows 10 or later).
  2. A stable internet connection.

Installation Steps

Follow these steps to install Node-RED on your KIWI310 with a Windows system:

  • Node-RED is built on Node.js, so the first step is to install it by visiting the official website  ( and download the v18.17.0  version. Run the installer and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.

  • Once Node.js is installed, open a Command Prompt and type the following command to install Node-RED globally:

npm install -g --unsafe-perm -g node-red

This command will download and install Node-RED and its dependencies. The --unsafe-perm flag may be necessary on some Windows systems to avoid permission issues during the installation.

  • To integrate KIWI310 nodes into Node-RED, install the `node-red-contrib-kiwi310` package, so exit Node-RED if it's running. Navigate to the Node-RED directory and install the `node-red-contrib-kiwi310` package.

cd .node-red/

npm i node-red-contrib-kiwi310

  • Restart Node-RED to apply the changes. This command will launch the Node-RED runtime, and you will see an output indicating that Node-RED is running.


  • Open a web browser and navigate to http://localhost:1880 access the Node-RED editor.

You can create, modify, and deploy flows in the Node-RED editor. The intuitive web-based editor allows you to design your IoT applications visually by connecting nodes.

Congratulations! You've now installed Node-RED on your KIWI310 device, and you're ready to start building IoT applications using its intuitive visual programming interface. Explore the Node-RED documentation for more information on creating flows and integrating various nodes to enhance your IoT projects.

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