Norns on Zynthian Hardware

Hi there! What are your views on being able to run norns on a zynthian box? In case you’re not familiar https://monome.org/norns/.
There is already quite some development going on for using Norns on a Raspberry Pi. The problem pointed out by many is the lack of a screen and encoders on a pisound, which is what most of the people there use. This however would be perfectly solved by the encoders and screen on a zynthian box!
Even greater would be integration within Zynthian os but that may be a leap taken too far for the moment.

Seems to be an interesting project.

I made a simple install recipe, if someone want to test this:

sudo apt-get install libevdev-dev liblo-dev libudev-dev libcairo2-dev liblua5.3-dev libavahi-compat-libdnssd-dev libasound2-dev cython liblo-dev cmake libsndfile1-dev supercollider-dev libboost-dev libboost-thread-dev libboost-atomic-dev libboost-system-dev libjack-jackd2-dev
git clone https://github.com/monome/libmonome.git
cd libmonome
./waf configure
./waf build
sudo ./waf install
cd ..
git clone https://github.com/nanomsg/nanomsg.git
cd nanomsg
mkdir build
cd build
cmake ..
make
sudo make install
cd ../..
git clone https://github.com/supercollider/nova-tt.git
cd nova-tt
cat >> CMakeLists.txt << EOF
add_definitions(BOOST_SYSTEM_NO_DEPRECATED)
EOF
#mkdir build
#cd build
#cmake ..
#make
#sudo make install
#cd ..
cp -R nova-tt /usr/local/include
cd ..
git clone https://github.com/monome/norns.git
cd norns
./waf configure
./waf build
sudo ./waf install

After this recipe you can try to use it by following the instructions from here (step “configure”).

Regards, Holger

Dear Holger,
thanks for the swift reply and the install script. Great! I do not have zynthian/pi yet, am ordering today :slight_smile: But will try once it arrives.

@emji-1 I just tried to get it running on my test RPi (just a native stretch - no Zynthian, no display) and and I couldn’t get it to work due to jack/display problems. So I don’t know if there maybe much more to do. I am very short of time for trying, so I hope you have some time for this :wink:

I have a two months artist-in-residency coming up with hopefully lots of time. Btw, did you build following these instructions?

No… But I think I made nearly the same :joy: