Introduction

This Getting Started guide covers setting up your controller, configuring your GROOV-AR1 groov Box or computer for Node-RED and the SNAP PAC nodes, and provides a few examples of how to use Node-RED with a controller.

Prerequisites

To use Node-RED for SNAP PAC, the following programs and packages should be installed on your computer:

  • PAC Project 9.5
    • Download and install either PAC Project Pro or Basic
  • PAC Firmware 9.5
    • SNAP PAC R-series or S-series controller with firmware R9.5a or higher.
    • Lastest firmware downloads are available here.
  • Node-RED and the SNAP PAC nodes
    • Node-RED and the SNAP PAC nodes now come pre-installed on the GROOV-AR1 groov Box appliance. If running your own instance of Node-RED on a computer, the installation instructions for Node.js, Node-RED, and the SNAP PAC nodes are provided later in this guide.

Overview

Beyond the above prerequisites, the following steps must be taken:

  1. Configure the controller’s REST API.
  2. Configure the nodes to communicate with the controller.
  3. Create flows in Node-RED to use the controller.

Each of these steps is described in the following sections.

Next Step

Continue to configuring the controller.