Helios: A web driven LED controller for the Raspberry Pi
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README.md

Helios

Helios is a web driven LED controller for the Raspberry Pi and LPD8806 RGB-LED rope.


REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Raspberry Pi v2
  2. JQuery >= 2.0.2
  3. LPD8806 - Levi Junkert's fork
  4. SPIDEV for Python

INSTALLATION

  1. Download this repo to your home directory.
  2. Download JQuery into ~/this_project/www/
  3. Install spidev for Raspberry Pi: http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=44&t=56669
  4. Install lighttpd: http://www.penguintutor.com/linux/light-webserver
  5. Link /var/www to ~/helios/www
  6. Create a RAM drive for the webapp to communicate with the python app:
  • Add the following to /etc/fstab tmpfs /mnt/ram tmpfs defaults,noatime,mode=1777,nosuid,size=10M 0 0
  1. Start the app: ~/this_project/main.py