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pi-watchdog

Node wrapper for Raspberry Pi BCM2835 Watchdog

pi-watchdog

Node wrapper for Raspberry Pi BCM2835 Watchdog.

  1. Install the Raspberry Pi's watchdog driver

     sudo modprobe bcm2708_wdog
     sudo nano /etc/modules (add “bcm2708_wdog”)
    
  2. Install pi-watchdog

     npm install pi-watchdog
    
  3. Try the example

     node node_modules/pi-watchdog/example.js
    
var piWatchdog = require('pi-watchdog')();
 
piWatchdog.getTimeout(function(err, timeout) {
  console.log(timeout);
});
 
// enables the watchdog
piWatchdog.setTimeout(function(err, newTimeout) {
  console.log(newTimeout);
});
 
// send heartbeats
setInterval(sendHeartbeat, 5000);
 
function sendHeartbeat() {
  piWatchdog.heartbeat(function(err) {
    if(err) {
      console.log('heartbeat error', err);
    }
  });
}
 
// disable the watchdog
piWatchdog.disable(function(err) {
  if(err) {
    console.log('heartbeat error', err);
  }
});