Data Connector

For Raspberry Pi or Ubuntu

Follow these instructions to install the data connector on your DeFli Ground Station.

Step 1: Run this script from your command line

bash <(curl -sL

Note on some Ubuntu and Debian builds you may get an error, to correct this error run this command before re-running the previous command

sudo apt install build-essential git curl

Step 2: Run this command to tell your Pi to free up memory quicker than usual

node-red-pi --max-old-space-size=256

Step 3: Run this command to enable autostart on boot

sudo systemctl enable nodered.service

Step 4: Run this command to start node-red


Step 5: Access the node-red editor at


When browsing from another machine you should use the hostname or IP-address of the Pi: http://<hostname>:1880. You can find the IP address by running hostname -I on the Pi.

Configuring Node-Red

This process will configure Node to send your data to DeFli and also provide you with the DeFli Map interface.

Step 1: Open up a new pallete and click on the hamburger menu icon

Step 2: Click on the "nodes" tab and then click "install"

Step 3: Install the following nodes: "Worldmap" and "InfluxDB"

Step 4: Choose one of the below scripts, note you need to change the latitude and longitude within the script, this is highlighted in red. Copy the script text

Docker Script

CLI Script

Windows Script

Step 5: Open the "import" dialogue box and paste the script you have just copied, this will produce a "flow".

Step 6: Click on the first step of the flow called "input". Enter the details as follows:

Name: Defli

Version: 2.0


Token: This is your bespoke API Key from your DeFli Wallet

Tick "verify server certificate"

Step 6: Click on the flow element named "influxdb out node" and change the settings to:

Name: Defli

Server: [v2.0] Defli

Organization: Defli Data

Bucket: This is your GS' UUID from your DeFli Wallet

Measurement: adsbicaoNEW

Time Precision: Milliseconds

Then press update and you are all set. You will be able to view the DeFli map from your browser and incorporate cool functions from the menu such as heatmap and rainfall as well as choosing from various color schemes.