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This package contains a gem AND a npm package AND a standalone node.js application.

Installation in node.js (Ubuntu Linux)

Install the latest node.js and node package manager

sudo apt-get install software-properties-common python-software-properties
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:chris-lea/node.js
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install nodejs git-core curl build-essential openssl libssl-dev coffeescript

Install the packages manually for development use: Download the dial-a-device-node source code and the required packages

sudo git clone

sudo npm install -g coffee-script
sudo npm install -g serialport
sudo npm install -g websocket
sudo npm install -g bonescript
sudo npm install -g getmac

Go! on Linux

Make sure your user is in the dialout group or give full access to your serial port

    sudo chmod 777 /dev/ttyUSB0

Edit start.js

    Define your serial port and websocket URL, if you don't want to use the default values

Run the dial-a-device-node client

    node start.js

Installation on BeagleBone (Angstrom Linux) for development and debugging

Install required OS packages

opkg update
opkg install python-compiler
opkg install python-misc
opkg install python-multiprocessing

Install the npm package

npm update
npm install -g coffee-script
npm install -g serialport
npm install -g websocket
npm install -g getmac

cd /var/lib/cloud9

env GIT_SSL_NO_VERIFY=true git clone

cd /var/lib/cloud9/dial-a-device-node

npm install

node start.js

You can access and modify the source code via the cloud9 editor on your BeagleBone:

Installation as part of a Ruby on Rails project (gem)

Add this line to your application's Gemfile:

gem 'dial_a_device_node'

Change these settings in /config/environments/production.rb

config.serve_static_assets = true
config.assets.compress = false
config.assets.compile = true

And then execute:

$ bundle

Or install it yourself as:

$ gem install dial_a_device_node