Install on Linux


  1. Python 2.7.* needs to be installed and on your system PATH
  2. sudo apt-get install bluetooth bluez libbluetooth-dev libudev-dev
  3. Setup BLE Dongle (Optional: only required if no builtin BLE)

Install Node.js/NPM

We officially support the LTS (v4.x.x) and Current (v6.x.x) versions of Node.js.

Binary Install Steps:

  1. Download and unzip the appropriate binary Linux distribution for your system.
  2. Enter the newly unpacked folder, and delete the following files:
cd node-v4.5.0-linux-arm7l
  1. Install sudo cp -R * /usr/local/

Also, make sure NPM is at least version 3+.

  1. Check version, npm --version.
  2. If it is less than 3, upgrade it sudo npm install npm -g

Install Bean CLI Loader

sudo npm install -g --unsafe-perm bean-sdk

Run it!

On Linux, the underlying noble library requires root access. So either run the bean command as sudo OR, do the following:

sudo apt-get install libcap2-bin
sudo setcap cap_net_raw+eip $(eval readlink -f `which node`)

Let's scan for Beans to ensure everything is working properly!

From the terminal:

bean scan

Next Steps