🛠️First Steps with FLECS

Welcome to FLECS!

This guide will walk you through the basics of setting up your account, installing FLECS, and getting your first app up and running.

Step 1: Create Your FLECS Account

  • Duration: Less than 2 minutes

  • Purpose: To install apps on your FLECS-based device, you need a marketplace account.

  • Benefits: Start with a 30-day trial offering a free device license, which you will activate manually.

  • Steps:

    1. Enter your email, first name, and last name.

    2. Agree to our terms and conditions and privacy policy.

    3. Click "Register".

    4. Check your email for a confirmation message and verify your email address.

  • Outcome: You now have a FLECS account! Proceed to activate your trial.

Step 2: Activate Your 30-Day Trial

Outcome: Your 30-day trial is activated. Welcome aboard—you’re all set to dive into FLECS!

Note: If you haven’t created an account yet, you can do so during the checkout process while activating your trial.

Step 3: Install FLECS

  • Duration: Less than 10 minutes (varies with internet speed)

  • Compatibility: Check our supported systems list for compatibility and installation details.

  • Instructions:

    1. Access the terminal of your device (via Putty or directly).

    2. Enter curl -fsSL install.flecs.tech | bash in the terminal.

    3. Ensure your device is connected to the internet during installation.

  • Outcome: FLECS is successfully installed on your device!

  • Evaluate FLECS on your Windows PC or MAC: For those looking to use FLECS on a Linux system within a virtual machine on Windows or macOS, make sure you have a functioning Linux environment set up first. Detailed instructions on installing Linux Ubuntu on a virtual machine for both Windows and macOS are available in our Installing Linux Ubuntu on a Virtual Machine Guide. This guide will walk you through the process of setting up a virtual machine and preparing it for the FLECS installation.

  • Further details can be found on Installing FLECS Core

Step 4: Install Your First App

  • Duration: Less than 5 minutes (varies with internet speed)

  • Exploration: View our app list or watch the process on YouTube.

  • Steps:

    1. Open your device’s browser and enter its IP address or hostname. If needed, add :8080 or :8008 to the URL.

    2. On the FLECS web interface, select 'Marketplace' from the menu.

    3. Log in using your account credentials created in Step 1.

    4. Browse the apps: 'Installable' (with "install" and "uninstall" options) and 'Unavailable' (with a "request" option).

    5. Find and install the Node-RED app. Your 100 trial tickets should cover this.

    6. After installation, return to 'Apps' to open Node-RED in a new tab.

  • Outcome: Your first app is installed and ready to use on FLECS!


You've successfully completed the "First Steps with FLECS" guide. You’re now ready to explore the full capabilities of FLECS and revolutionize your automation solutions.

For further assistance or inquiries, feel free to contact our support team. Happy automating!

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