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IOBroker on a Raspberry Pi



Raspbian

We are going to use a clean installation of Raspian (a Debian based LINUX Dist for your Raspberry Pi) to set up ioBroker. Please be aware that there is also a specific Distro for ioBroker that - in theory - sets up everything for you. No assembly required. But we ran into some issues and decided to do it all manually instead. But please feel free to try the ioBroker OS first - it might work for you and save you some time.

Required Hardware

  • Raspberry PI
  • Power supply (it is important to have a good one. You will have stability problems with weak or bad quality power supplies)
  • SD Card

Required Software

Raspbian Installation

  1. Insert the prepared SD card into your RaspberryPi, connect a LAN and power cable and wait 20-45min for the Operatings System to install.

  2. Connect to Raspberry via your SSH client. Login: pi, Password: raspberry


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  1. Make sure that your are up-to-date with your software-base

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  1. Configure RaspberryPi with sudo raspi-config

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  1. First, change the default password:

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  1. Check if there are updates available for the Configuration Tool

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  1. Set your location and language

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  1. Then go the Adavanced Options and expand the filesystem to use the complete available storage space.

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  1. Finish the Configuration and Login with your new Password:

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  1. Installation of Node.js

Deinstall old node.je Version

apt-get --purge remove node
apt-get --purge remove nodejs
apt-get autoremove
reboot

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Then install Node.js anew for Raspbery 2/3:

sudo -s
curl -sL https://deb.nodesource.com/setup_10.x | sudo -E bash -
sudo apt-get install -y build-essential python-rpi.gpio python nodejs
reboot

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After installation of node.js the command node -v should show the node.js version. if not, create alias to bin file:

sudo ln -s /usr/local/bin/nodejs /usr/bin/node
  1. Set static IP address (optional)
sudo nano /etc/dhcpcd.conf

Call per interface (example):

interface eth0
static ip_address=192.168.2.115/24
static routers=192.168.2.5
static domain_name_servers=192.168.2.5 1.1.1.1

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