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LabJack and the new Raspberry Pi

The Raspberry Pi is a single board computer developed in the UK by the Raspberry Pi Foundation with the intention of stimulating the teaching of basic computer science in schools.  The board packs a lot of features, including 700 MHz processor, VideoCore IV GPU and 256 MB of RAM, and only costs $25 USD.  

So can it run a LabJack? Absolutely! In a recent forum post an enterprising customer connected a Raspberry Pi to a LabJack U3-HV, and got a simple Python script running.  

They are being sold by a few different retailers, but expect delays; LabJack just put an order in, and our source is projecting a 5 month lead time.

See the full topic here: http://forums.labjack.com/index.php?showtopic=5802

More information on the Raspberry Pi can be found on their home page: http://www.raspberrypi.org/

Comments

#1

Hello

I tried to install the driver exodriver, but i receive a erro message. Namely:

make: execvp: ./add_ldconfig_path.sh: Permission denied

make: *** [install] Error 127

 

Can you please advise me what to do?

Regards

#2

This error can be caused by add_ldconfig_path.sh not having the execute permissions. Sometimes the execute permissions are lost on the file when copying it around. In a terminal you can check this by running the "ls -l" command in the labjack-exodriver/liblabjackusb directory. The permissions on add_ldconfig_path.sh should look something like this:

    -rwxr-xr-x

If not, you can correct the permissions of the add_ldconfig_path.sh file
with the following command (run in the labjack-exodriver/liblabjackusb directory):

    $ chmod u+x add_ldconfig_path.sh
    (sudo may be required)

Afterwards, try the install script again.