beaglebone-io installation

I’ve been trying to install johnny-five and beaglebone-io on my BBB for two weeks. I flashed my BBB with the latest Debian build, but could not get beaglebone-io to install. I also built node from source, but it made no difference. I want to do a LED screen integration and I’d really like to use javascript (vs. python).

This issue: has been out there a while. I guess I could fork beaglebone-io and mod the version of ffi. Has anyone successfully done this?

Best regards,