Running such software on a generic server is all well and good but, naturally, I want to be able to build systems using node.js and Raspberry Pi. I looked around and found an article from “Josh On Design” which got me part of the way, but it did seem a bit vague about a couple of the steps, so I thought I’d describe how I got things set up for a project I’m currently working on.
As always, the first step is to get a Raspbian image on an SD card. I don’t think node.js is particularly picky, and should run on any reasonably recent version. For this project I started with a clean SD card with the latest Raspbian version (2014-01-07 at the time of writing)….
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