MyController on OrangePi

  • No need to stick to the expensive Raspberry Pi board. MyCotroller runs perfect on my 1GB RAM quad core Orange Pi PC ($15) and I see no reason it wouldn't work on the 512MB RAM quad core, with ethernet and WLAN already on board Orange Pi Zero ($9), which can be purchased in quantities of more than one per household and, shockingly, is actually available... 😀
    Nano Pi also manufactures great boards but they tend cost double than OPi, actually getting close to the Raspberry Pi's price tag.
    The only difficulty I had with deploying MyController on these boards was installing Java 1.8 which isn't currently available in the apt repos.
    I'm in no way affiliated with any producer, only a happy user of Orange Pi & Nano Pi, powered by the super polished Armbian.

  • @mihai.aldea:

    Agree!, mycontroller runs perfectly on an OrangePI!
    In my case i use an Orange Pi Zero, with 512MB memory, it is a quadcore CPU, which seven seems to be over dimentioned for the job 🙂

    If you use Armbian, installing Java is pretty simple,

    Steps i used:
    sudo echo "deb xenial main" | tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/webupd8team-java.list
    sudo echo "deb-src xenial main" | tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list.d/webupd8team-java.list
    sudo apt-key adv --keyserver hkp:// --recv-keys EEA14886
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install oracle-java8-installer

    Once all is installed:

    sudo apt-get install oracle-java8-set-default

    See this page for all information

    Hope it helps!

    Kind regards,


    (Visit for this great piece of software!)

  • I am kinda a noob on Linux and from reading the directions on github and, I can't figure out how to install the package on raspberry pi. I know the directions look cut and dry to everyone but I am having issues understanding where to place the package after I downloaded it. I have raspberry pi up and running on the latest version of jessie. Please send me a link or let me know. The software looks amazing! PLS help!!!!

  • You should create a new topic for that..can you post the guides you are using? I'm not using MyController in productive environment since it is still very young. Maybe try OpenHAB or domoticz if you are a Linux noob?

  • Plugin Developer

    @Fritzin On download page you have users manual too. Kindly refer it.

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