RPi Apache server & Node.js

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    Hi there,

    Great piece of coding!

    I have a quick question regarding a project I’m working on.

    I’m designing a toy based on moving images. It captures the surroundings via a camera and displays the feed to a projector.

    For my prototype I configured a raspberry pi type B with a camera module to display a stream of MJPEGs to a local website on the RPi via an Apache server (http://elinux.org/RPi-Cam-Web-Interface). The idea is to interface the website via physical buttons connected to an arduino.

    I succesfully installed the node server of Breakout on the RPi and can succesfully run the hello_world example and interface with the arduino.

    I’m now trying to embed the hello_world code in the webcam website, which is run on locally on the RPi on a fix ip (

    I configured the Apache server per this post to connect to the node.js on localhost:8887 (http://thatextramile.be/blog/2012/01/hosting-a-node-js-site-through-apache).

    I copied the libs and dist folder to the location of the index.html file of the webcam interface (/var/www/). I updated the script source code in the html file
    > socket.io.js refers to the original Breakout folder where the node server files are located
    > dist & libs refer to /var/www/

    I updated the server.js file to accept multiple connections and the path of the application refers also to /var/www/.

    However, so far no luck. Do you have a moment to look into it?

    Kind regards




    Just got it to work, but only if I explicitly direct tot

    I copied the complete examples folder to /var/www/ just to be sure.

    Oddly, the index.html file in /var/www/ which is a copy of hello_world.html, won’t result in a connection to the node server. Not on nor on

    Any thoughts?



    I got the example working on by updating the .html file on line 86 by replacing host by “localhost”.

    Would it be possible to get it also working on without explicitly stating the port number?

    My guess is the config file of the apache server should handle this…


    Funny thing, I’m also not able to run the hello world example from the breakoutjs.com site with the node server on the raspberry pi…


    I’ve found a tutorial to implement the camera feed via node.js, which also solves my problem…

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