BlinkStick Nano and node-red


#1

Hello - just received my BlinkStick Nano in the mail today. I have it working properly with node.js in Ubuntu. However, I can’t get it to work with node-red. While the “connected” icon is green nothing happens. What is interesting is that even though I stop the flow… node-red does not release the device and running any of the example node.js programs do not work. I need to unplug it and replug it again to make it work with the examples.

Thanks in advance for your help.

David


#2

How exactly did you install it?
Have you fullfilled all the requirements?

And what have you done (wired) to test it?


#3

Hello p0ke - I followed the installation instructions for the pre-requisites. Here is what I have done and works:

  1. I plug the nano in an USB port.
  2. Install the pre-requisites
  3. Added the udev rule
  4. Rebooted
  5. Install the node-red-node-blinkstick package in ~/.node-red
  6. Successfully run info, blink, and pulse examples

In node-red as soon as deploy, the nano blinks white and then does not respond to anything anymore. I disable the flow… and none of the examples work anymore. I need to unplug and replug the nano to get the examples working again.

I have found a workaround with the exec node. I have node programs that work with behaviour I need. Good enough but would prefer the blinkstick node working.

Thanks

David