The C.H.I.P. is a small, inexpensive ARM based single board computer, with many different IO interfaces available on the pin headers.

We recommend updating to the latest Debian OS when using the C.H.I.P., however Gobot should also support older versions of the OS, should your application require this.

For documentation about the C.H.I.P. platform click here.

API Reference

How to Install

go get -d -u gobot.io/x/gobot/... && go install gobot.io/x/gobot/platforms/chip

How to Use

The pin numbering used by your Gobot program should match the way your board is labeled right on the board itself.

package main

import (


func main() {
    chipAdaptor := chip.NewAdaptor()
    button := gpio.NewButtonDriver(chipAdaptor, "XIO-P0")

    work := func() {
        gobot.On(button.Event("push"), func(data interface{}) {
            fmt.Println("button pressed")

        gobot.On(button.Event("release"), func(data interface{}) {
            fmt.Println("button released")

    robot := gobot.NewRobot("buttonBot",


How to Connect


Compile your Gobot program like this:

$ GOARM=7 GOARCH=arm GOOS=linux go build examples/chip_button.go

Then you can simply upload your program to the CHIP and execute it with

$ scp chip_button [email protected]:
$ ssh -t [email protected] "./chip_button"


All Gobot digital GPIO and i2c drivers listed below should work with the C.H.I.P.: