Raspberry Pi GPIO library with fast mmap() access


This is a node.js add-on which wraps around Mike McCauley's bcm2835 library to allow mmap access via /dev/mem to the GPIO pins.

If you want something more featureful then for now you should check out James Barwell's rpio-gpio.js. The reason for me writing this module instead of using James' is that his uses the /sys interface which is too slow for my requirements.

Easily install the latest via npm:

$ npm install rpio
var rpio = require('rpio')
// Enable a pin and mark as read-only 
// Enable a pin and mark as read-write 
// Read value of pin 
console.log('pin 11 is set to ' + rpio.read(11))
// Set pin high (i.e. write '1' to it) 
rpio.write(12, rpio.HIGH)
// Set pin low (i.e. write '0' to it) 
rpio.write(12, rpio.LOW)
 * Simple demo to flash pin 11 at 100Hz (assuming it's routed to an LED).
var rpio = require('rpio')
// Set the pin for write mode 
 * Set the pin high every 10ms, and low 5ms after each transition to high.
setInterval(function() {
  rpio.write(11, rpio.HIGH)
  setTimeout(function() {
    rpio.write(11, rpio.LOW)
  }, 5)
}, 10)

## Authors and licenses

Mike McCauley wrote src/bcm2835.{cc,h} which are under the GPL.

I wrote the rest, which is under the ISC license unless otherwise specified.