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A small web app for Raspberry Pi with a controller area network (CAN) bus.

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A small web app that displays sensor data and controls a MOVIDRIVE Antriebsumrichter (traction converter) of SEW EURODRIVE connected to the Raspberry Pi with the help of a controller area network (CAN) bus.



Just use pip to install CANberry and all its dependencies:

pip install canberry


Create a configuration file .canrc with following content in your home directory:

interface = socketcan
channel = can0

identifier = 16
# Is server externally visible? 'true' or 'false'
external = true
# Run the server in debug mode? 'true' or 'false'
debug = false

The identifier is the default target address. You should note that running an externally visible server in debug mode is not recommended!



  • Create a virtual environment virtualenv venv and activate it with source venv/bin/activate.

  • Install all dependencies with pip install -r requirements.txt.

  • Run python develop to install CANberry in your virtual environment.

  • Run canberry from the command line to start the web application. Try canberry -h for help on more options.

In order to update the Javascript components shipped with CANberry with:

  • Install npm with sudo apt-get install nodejs.

  • Install bower with sudo npm install -g bower.

  • Use bower install -S to install and update js dependencies like concise, ractive, jquery, flotcharts.


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