Setting up a Raspberry Pi as a dashboard server with Dashing
Why the heck did I do this?
I wanted to set up one of my Raspberry Pi's as a data dashboard, pushing sensor data to a web interface that's easy to digest. I decided to use Shopify's Dashing framework. Dashing is based on Sinatra, and is pretty lightweight.
Dashing does require Ruby 1.9.3 to run. In addition, it makes use of the
One warning: The RPi is a very slow system compared with modern multi-core x86-style systems. It's pretty robust, but compiling all this complex software taxes the system quite a bit. Expect that it's going to take at least half a day to get everything going.