Cylon adaptor for Raspberry Pi
This module provides an adaptor for the Raspberry Pi single board computer (http://www.raspberrypi.org/).
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Installing Cylon.js for the Raspiberry Pi is easy, but must be done on the Raspi itself, or on another Linux computer. Due to I2C device support, the module cannot be installed on OS X or Windows.
Install the module with:
$ npm install cylon cylon-raspi
This small program causes an LED to blink.
var Cylon = require"cylon";Cylonrobotconnections:raspi: adaptor: 'raspi'devices:led: driver: 'led' pin: 11every1second myledtoggle;start;
You can get it from here: http://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads/
Having trouble with your Raspberry Pi keyboard layout? Use the
sudo dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-configuration command.
These commands need to be run after SSHing into the Raspi:
sudo apt-get upgrade sudo apt-get update wget http://nodejs.org/dist/v0.10.28/node-v0.10.28-linux-arm-pi.tar.gz tar -xvzf node-v0.10.28-linux-arm-pi.tar.gz node-v0.10.28-linux-arm-pi/bin/node --version
You should see the node version you just installed.
$ node --version v0.10.28
Once you have installed Node.js, you need to add the following to your
~/.bash_profile file. Create this file if it does not already exist, and add this to it:
This will setup the path for you every time you login. Run the
source ~/.bash_profile command to load it right now without having to login again.
Thanks @joshmarinacci for the blog post at http://joshondesign.com/2013/10/23/noderpi where these modified instructions were taken.
This module only works on a real Raspberry Pi. Do not bother trying on any other kind of computer, it will not work. Also note you will need to connect actual circuits to the Raspberry Pi's GPIO pins.
You must add these two entries to your
You must also ensure that these entries are commented in your
#blacklist spi-bcm2708 #blacklist i2c-bcm2708
You will also need to update the /boot/config.txt file. Edit it add the following text:
Finally, you need to allow the
pi user permissions to access the i2c interface bu running this command:
sudo usermod -G i2c pi
Now restart your Raspberry Pi.
You need to install and have pi-blaster running in the raspberry-pi, you can follow the instructions for pi-blaster install in the pi-blaster repo here:
The following object depicts available pins for all revisions of raspberry-pi, the
key is the actual number of the physical pin header on the board,the
value is the GPIO pin number assigned by the OS, for the pins with changes between board revisions, the value contains the variations of GPIO pin number assignment between them (eg.rev1, rev2, rev3).
You should just be concerned with the
key (number of the physical pin header on the board), Cylon.JS takes care of the board revision and GPIO pin numbers for you, this full list is for reference only.
PINS =3:rev1: 0rev2: 2rev3: 25:rev1: 1rev2: 3rev3: 37: 48: 1410: 1511: 1712: 1813:rev1: 21rev2: 27rev3: 2715: 2216: 2318: 2419: 1021: 922: 2523: 1124: 829:rev3: 531:rev3: 632:rev3: 1233:rev3: 1335:rev3: 1936:rev3: 1637:rev3: 2638:rev3: 2040:rev3: 21;
The website http://pi.gadgetoid.com/pinout has a great visual representation of this information.
We're busy adding documentation to our web site at http://cylonjs.com/ please check there as we continue to work on Cylon.js
Version 0.16.0 - Compatibility with Cylon 1.0.0
Version 0.15.3 - Corrected functionality for i2c.
Version 0.15.2 - Remove node-i2c dependency from package, it is now install via script
Version 0.15.1 - Install node-i2c using script based on node version
Version 0.15.0 - Compatibility with Cylon 0.22.0
Version 0.14.1 - Fix pin and pi-blaster compatability for different board revisions
Version 0.14.0 - Compatibility with Cylon 0.21.0
Version 0.13.0 - Compatibility with Cylon 0.20.0
Version 0.12.0 - Compatibility with Cylon 0.19.0
Version 0.11.0 - Compatibility with Cylon 0.18.0
Version 0.10.0 - Compatibility with Cylon 0.16.0
Version 0.9.1 - Add peerDependencies to package.json
Version 0.9.0 - Compatibility with Cylon 0.15.0
Version 0.8.1 - Fix a bug with PWM pins
Version 0.8.0 - Compatibility with Cylon 0.14.0, remove node-namespace.
Version 0.7.0 - Release for cylon 0.12.0
Version 0.6.2 - Fixes bug with connection not being set on adaptor.
Version 0.5.0 - Release for cylon 0.10.0
Version 0.4.0 - Release for cylon 0.9.0
Version 0.3.0 - Release for cylon 0.8.0
Version 0.2.0 - Release for cylon 0.7.0
Version 0.1.0 - Initial release
Copyright (c) 2013-2015 The Hybrid Group. Licensed under the Apache 2.0 license.