Somabot

Somabot

The hardware interfacing is based on libmraa. You can use this on beaglebone black, Raspberry PI or the intel edison/galileo.

Just select the ingredients in the settings, and the right recipes are populated for generating your cocktails automatically.

The control software is a webserver you can access from any browser. Built to be responsive, so you can use it either on your mobile or desktop.

Home Home Settings

If you want to add new recipes, just add new ones to the recipes.json, and the ingredients to ingredients.json they will be populated automatically.

How to run the software.

Prerequistes.

For Intel Edison and Intel Galileo

If you are using the standard images should work out of the box.

For Beaglebone.

Get the latest beaglebone debian distribution from

http://beagleboard.org/latest-images

Install the following dependencies,

sudo apt-get install git build-essential swig3.0 python-dev nodejs-dev cmake
Build and Install mraa
libmraa is not in apt so we’ll have to compile it from source. Don’t worry, it’s easy:
git clone https://github.com/intel-iot-devkit/mraa.git
mkdir mraa/build && cd $_
cmake .. -DBUILDSWIGNODE=OFF
make
make install
Cd
bash sudo ln -s <your install prefix, e.g. /usr>/lib/python2.7/site-packages/* /usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages

I am not sure if I got the steps right, but the main reference is this.

http://iotdk.intel.com/docs/master/mraa/building.html

And this

https://learn.sparkfun.com/tutorials/installing-libmraa-on-ubilinux-for-edison

For Raspberry PI look here.

http://www.elec-tron.org/?p=996

Once you got libmraa installed. Test using blink.py to check whether your GPIO pins are working properly or not.

Cd into the somabot repo and do

pip install flask
python app.py

This will start your server. Access the web server through the ip address on which you are running.