serialport VS pigpio

Compare serialport vs pigpio and see what are their differences.

serialport

Access serial ports with JavaScript. Linux, OSX and Windows. Welcome your robotic JavaScript overlords. Better yet, program them! (by serialport)

pigpio

Fast GPIO, PWM, servo control, state change notification and interrupt handling with Node.js on the Raspberry Pi (by fivdi)
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serialport pigpio
6 1
5,762 937
0.6% -
9.1 0.0
2 days ago over 1 year ago
TypeScript JavaScript
MIT License MIT License
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serialport

Posts with mentions or reviews of serialport. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-03-11.
  • node-red: the node-serialport does not work on Termux
    1 project | /r/termux | 9 Apr 2023
    Everything works very well, except for one detail: the node-serialport doesn't work in Android+Termux environment. You can't use RS232, MODBUS, RS422, or RS485 !!! See here the open issue,
  • Using usb-detection with electron v4 on intel mac
    3 projects | /r/electronjs | 11 Mar 2023
    Strangely enough it does package fine with electron-builder but does not work in dev mode. The same happens when I try to use https://serialport.io/ which is also another module where you could achieve device detection.
  • Trying to get access to the USB device in Electron app
    4 projects | /r/electronjs | 11 Feb 2023
    We use node-serialport instead of the WebSerial API, since it was only recently that Electron supported WebSerial permission overrides to make things like a 'devices screen' viable. The WebBluetooth APIs are still in a situation where you have to do polling shenanigans to get a full device list. I've found the mutated permissions system leaves a lot to be desired when debugging, whereas the NAPI modules are a lot more straightforward.
  • I've been streaming hardware driver development using node. If you've ever wondered what's involved when talking to hardware, but were put off by needing to know C or kernel internals, you might enjoy this
    2 projects | /r/javascript | 31 Jan 2022
    It really depends. The stuff I'm doing in this video for example is writing a driver stack for a device called the Bus Pirate. Communication is done over serial (which is easy in node with the serialport library). The bus pirate is a device that allows you to talk to other devices over different protocols, including SPI, I2C, and OneWire (as well as bit banging, where you control some electrical signals directly any way you want using software). So while it's not something you'd do directly in production, you can actually test communication with devices in JS in a fast, iterative, interactive way without having to use a microcontroller. You can actually figure out all of your design decisions there and port your code to the microcontroller later if you're building some kind of embedded system device, potentially saving a lot of time and debugging.
  • Lychee never loads
    2 projects | /r/LycheeSlicer | 30 Dec 2021
    Turns out, there is: https://github.com/serialport/node-serialport/issues/2259
  • Electron to native hardware
    7 projects | /r/electronjs | 17 Mar 2021
    We use node-serialport for USB serial communications. It's included in the transport manager renderer process. The installation guide and docs should be good enough to get you started. Hopefully serialport has prebuilds for the combination of system and electron version you're trying. We had to setup an internal prebuilds system and CDN for our app since we'd often find ourselves ahead of the prebuilt versions for node-serialport. Alternatively you can build from source.

pigpio

Posts with mentions or reviews of pigpio. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-01-16.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing serialport and pigpio you can also consider the following projects:

johnny-five - JavaScript Robotics and IoT programming framework, developed at Bocoup.

onoff - GPIO access and interrupt detection with Node.js

usb - Improved USB library for Node.js

node-rpio - Raspberry Pi GPIO library for node.js

cylon.js - JavaScript framework for robotics, drones, and the Internet of Things (IoT)

i2c-bus - I2C serial bus access with Node.js

spi-device - SPI serial bus access with Node.js

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