An alternative CHIP-SDK environment based on docker instead of Vagrant. Everything about this repo is basically the same as the original except there's now no need to setup VirtualBox or Vagrant. Because of this the README for this repo is rather short and you should refer to the README of the original git repo for full documentation.
$ docker build -t chip-sdk .
You should always be suspicious when something asks you to use the
--privileged option, here it is necessary and I'll explain why but you might also want to read the documentation. So, here we use the
--privileged option to allow container access to your CHIP via USB. Normally USB access is provided to a specific device by using the
--device option, problem is that throughout the flashing process your CHIP actually reconnects to USB multiple times.
Every time CHIP reconnects it is mounted as a different device and sometimes even has different USB
product identifiers. Using
--privileged allows access to all USB devices, use it like this:
$ docker run \ --privileged \ --rm -it chip-sdk \ ./chip-update-firmware.sh -p
--volume option can be used to share files and directories between containers and your host machine. When using the tools in CHIP-tools it is common that images are downloaded for flashing to your CHIP, we can use the
--volume option here to cache these downloads:
$ docker run \ --privileged \ --volume $(pwd)/downloads:/root/CHIP-tools/.dl:rw \ --volume $(pwd)/images:/root/CHIP-tools/.new:rw \ --rm -it chip-sdk \ ./chip-update-firmware.sh -p
Just a quick note on connecting to your CHIP over tty/usb. The CHIP-SDK repo recommends installing the program screen but you can actually just use BusyBox which you're more likely to already have installed:
$ busybox microcom -t 115200 /dev/ttyACM0
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