Installing C++ Agent on Raspberry Pi

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Dockerfile

You can quickly install the MTConnect Agent using the Docker image at https://hub.docker.com/r/raymondhub/mtconnect. A Docker image is a container with a preconfigured set of files and configuration; the Dockerfile was created using the Agent install instructions in this Wiki page.

Overview

Installation procedure for running MTConnect Agent on Raspberry Pi 3 Model B with Raspbian 9.x (Debian GNU/Linux 9.x "stretch"). This is a general guide and covers the basic configuration of the MTConnect simulator.

Bill of Materials

  • Raspberry Pi 3 Model B
  • micro USB cable (to power Raspberry Pi)
  • computer or USB wall wart (to power Raspberry Pi)
  • 16GB or micro SD card
  • ethernet cable
  • internet connection
  • keyboard
  • HDMI cable
  • monitor
  • screwdriver (optional for Pi case assembly)

Setup Raspberry Pi

If you already have a micro SD card with Raspbian installed, skip this section.

If starting with a blank micro SD card, follow the Quick Start Guide and subsequently the NOOBS Guide/Setup on RaspberryPi.org.

Agent and Adapter

Everything needed for the agent and a simulated adapter are downloaded, setup, and configured from the "Terminal" command line interface (CLI).

From this point forward, follow the instructions as written in Installing C++ Agent on Ubuntu.