Go on the PhidgetSBC3 Part 1

The latest version of the [PhidgetSBC line](http://www.phidgets.com/products.php?category=21) includes an ARMv5 processor which means it now has support for go. Unfortunately the current golang package in the debian repository does not work but I was able to [compile golang from source](http://golang.org/doc/install/source) on the PhidgetSBC3 and it worked (including [`cgo`](http://golang.org/cmd/cgo/)). Thanks to the [
“The Go Language Gophers” team](https://launchpad.net/~gophers/+archive/go) I downloaded the `golang-tip` package and built it on my PhidgetSBC3. I’ve made this `deb` available in my apt repository so you can easily install go and get rocking.

1. Plug your PhidgetSBC3 into power and network
2. Go to [phidgetsbc.local](http://phidgetsbc.local/) and set a password
Go to phidgetsbc.local and set a password
3. Enable the SSH server
Enable the SSH server
4. Add your ssh key to the phidgetsbc *(optional)*

ssh root@phidgetsbc.local "mkdir -p .ssh && echo '$(cat ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub)' >> .ssh/authorized_keys"

5. SSH in

ssh root@phidgetsbc.local

6. Add my apt key

apt-key adv --keyserver keys.gnupg.net --recv-keys B4F808A2

7. Add my apt repo

echo "deb http://apt.samuelkadolph.com/ wheezy main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/samuelkadolph.list

8. Update apt

apt-get update

9. Install go

apt-get install golang-tip -y

And that’s it. You can check that go is properly installed with `go version`. You should see something like this.

root@phidgetsbc:~# go version
go version devel +07ed29a4f9f5 Sat Mar 23 09:57:40 2013 +0900 linux/arm

And check that it’s working with a hello world sample.

root@phidgetsbc:~# cat hello.go
package main

import (

func main() {
fmt.Printf(“Hello world\n”)
root@phidgetsbc:~# go run hello.go
Hello world

Now get hacking with go on the PhidgetSBC3. [See Part 2 for using the phidgets library in go.](/2013/03/go-on-the-phidgetsbc3-part-2/)

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