Raspberry Pi is a great single board computer and can be used as a gateway for Internet of Things (IoT) devices. Installing, Contiki repositories in raspberry pi could be a little tricky but this tutorial will try to simplify the process. This tutorial assumes that you have Raspian OS installed in your system.
Step 1: Open your terminal by
Step 2: Run the following two commands in your terminal. Update and Upgrade your Raspberry Pi. This makes sure that you have all basic libraries and repositories updated.
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade
Step 3: Download the Contiki-3.0 or the Contiki-2.7 file from Github. We will be using Contiki-3.0
Step 4: Wait for some time and after the download completes. Unzip the downloaded file using the command
Step 5: For Tmote (Telos B) Devices. Install the following libraries
sudo apt-get install build-essential binutils-msp430 gcc-msp430 msp430-libc msp430mcu mspdebug
Step 6: For OpenMote Devices. Install these libraries
sudo apt-get install gcc-arm-none-eabi gdb-arm-none-eabi
Step 7: For running Cooja you would need to follow Step 5 & 6 and additionally run this command
sudo apt-get install openjdk-8-jdk openjdk-8-jre ant libncurses5-dev
Optional Step: For 64-bit virtual machine you might need this command to avoid issues with
sudo apt-get install lib32ncurses5
That’s it! Enjoy 🙂
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Md. Saifur Rahman is a Full Stack Django and Laravel Developer. Additionally, he loves to spend time learning and researching about the Internet of Things (IoT). He loves to share his work and contribute to helping fellow developers. Saifur is also the co-founder of Techmion Solutions India Pvt. Ltd.