can

A SocketCAN abstraction layer for NodeJS.

npm install can
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node-can

This is a NodeJS SocketCAN extension. SocketCAN is a socket-based implementation of the CANbus protocol for Linux system.

This extensions makes it possible to send and receive CAN messages (extended, remote transission) using simple Javascript functions.

Usage

Basic CAN example:

var can = require('can');

var channel = can.createRawChannel("vcan0", true);

// Log any message
channel.addListener("onMessage", function(msg) { console.log(msg); } );

// Reply any message
channel.addListener("onMessage", channel.send, channel);

channel.start();

Working with message and signals:

var can = require('can');
var fs = require('fs');

// Parse database
var network = can.parseNetworkDescription("samples/can_definition_sample.kcd");
var channel = can.createRawChannel("vcan0");
var db      = new can.DatabaseService(channel, network.buses["Motor"].messages);

channel.start();

// Register a listener to get any value changes
db.messages["CruiseControlStatus"].signals["SpeedKm"].onChange(function(s) {
   console.log("SpeedKm " + s.value);
}

// Update tank temperature
db.messages["TankController"].signals["TankTemperature"].update(80);

// Trigger sending this message
db.send("TankController");

Install

There are two options for installing node-can:

  1. Clone / download node-can from GitHub, then:

    node-gyp configure && node-gyp build

  2. Install via npm:

    npm install can

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