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Gort - Command Line Interface For RobotOps

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Gort ( is a Command Line Toolkit for RobotOps. Gort provides tools to scan for connected devices, upload firmware, and more.

Gort is written in the Go programming language ( for maximum speed and portability.

Want to use Golang to program your robots? Check out our open source robotics framework Gobot (

Want to use Javascript on Robots? Check out Cylon.js (

Want to use Ruby on robots? Check out Artoo (

Getting Started

We now have precompiled binaries! You can also build from source.

The Gort CLI provides many useful features on many hardware platforms, and has no other dependencies. You install Gort separately from any framework, which means you can use it to program Arduinos with the Firmata firmware also compatible with Cylon.js, Gobot, Artoo, & many other libraries.


Just want to download a binary for OSX, Windows, and Linux? Go to our web site at for the latest release.

Using Homebrew on OSX? You can install using:

brew install hybridgroup/tools/gort

How To Use

$ ./gort
   gort - Command Line Utility for RobotOps

USAGE: gort [global options] command [command options] [arguments...]

VERSION: 0.8.0

COMMANDS: scan Scan for connected devices on Serial, USB, or Bluetooth ports bluetooth Connect & disconnect bluetooth devices. arduino Install avrdude, and upload HEX files to your Arduino particle Upload sketches to your Particle Photon or Electron digispark Configure your Digispark microcontroller microbit Install and upload firmware to your BBC Microbit crazyflie Configure your Crazyflie klaatu barada nikto help, h Shows a list of commands or help for one command

GLOBAL OPTIONS: --help, -h show help --version, -v print the version

Scan for connected serial devices:

$ gort scan serial
[    0.000000] console [tty0] enabled

More help coming soon...


To install the required dependencies to build gort, run:

make deps

You build the assets into the project like this:

make assets

Then build the binary with:

make build

Compiled binaries will now be placed in



When you are ready, run:

make release

For OSX users, you will also need to update the homebrew repo, located at

To obtain the needed SHA values to update homebrew recipe, run:

make homebrew


For our contribution guidelines, please go to .


Gort is copyright (c) 2014-2017 The Hybrid Group. Licensed under the Apache 2.0 license.

Firmata is copyright (c) 2006-2008 Hans-Christoph Steiner. Licensed under GNU Lesser General Public License. All rights reserved.

Rapiro is copyright (c) 2013-2014 Shota Ishiwatari. Licensed under the Creative Commons - Public Domain Dedication License.

Tinker-Servo is copyright (c) 2014-2017 Particle, Scott Beasley. Licensed under the GNU General Public License.

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