Download Mako Server for Raspberry Pi

Source Code Build

Get ready to supercharge your Raspberry Pi with the Mako Server! Our handy build instructions will download and compile the source code with all the bells and whistles, including additional modules such as SQLite, LPEG, and Google's Protobuf. Plus, we have included a separate GPIO module that allows you to control the GPIO using Lua code.

Don't worry about following complicated Mako Server build instructions - our script automates everything for you, making it easy to get up and running. And the best part? It works for any Raspberry Pi, whether it's 32-bit or 64-bit. Just be prepared for a bit of a wait, as the build process may take some time.

sudo apt-get install git unzip gcc make wget -O - | bash

The above script automates all build instructions found in the tutorial Expedite Your Embedded Linux Web Interface Design.


We provide a pre-compiled server for 32-bit.

  1. Download the Mako Server for Raspberry Pi directly to your Raspberry Pi and unpack as follows:
    cd; mkdir mako; cd mako; wget; tar xvzf mako.raspberrypi.tar.gz
  2. Install as follows:
    sudo cp mako /usr/local/bin/
  3. Read the included readme file and the getting started guide

Raspberry Pi Home Projects

Paulo has developed a simplified and efficient intelligent home server project using the Mako Server. The high-level Lua language is used for integration, making the task of deploying and controlling the Ikea hub and automating the devices simple. This approach offers a more resource-friendly alternative to platforms like openHAB for basic home automation tasks.