Installing C++ Agent on Raspberry Pi
A disk image of a complete Raspbian install with C++ Agent installed and configured for a PocketNC desktop 5-axis milling machine is available on request. Send to info_at_mtconnect_dot_org. Just write the image to a formatted SD card, insert to a RPi, and power it up. Configuration of devices.xml file(s) and adapters is still required and device-specific.
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
- HDMI cable
- 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.