I wanted to convert the Python code for the Traffic Pi over to .NET Core with C#. These are the steps that I followed to get it set up on the Raspberry Pi 3 that I have.
Move and Run Code on the Pi
Write Your Code
Write the code that you want the program to do. You can do this on your computer or on the Pi itself. I chose to do it on the computer and then transfer the files afterwards.
Software to Install on Pi
Run these commands to install the necessary software on the Pi. You only need to do them once.
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install curl libunwind8 gettext apt-transport-https
Publish Your App
Then run the publish command on your app.
dotnet publish -r linux-arm
Copy the Files
Then copy the files from your computer to the Pi. I used SSH for this.
scp -pr bin/Debug/netcoreapp3.1/linux-arm/publish/* pi@trafficpi://home/pi/trafficpi
Run App On Pi
Run the program by calling the executable. This filename will be the name of your project.
Since I was able to get this running on the traffic light, I am going to continue to build out the code to have the same functionality that it does with the Python code.
If you want to see the code that is being written, you can visit the project repo to see the code.
Keywords: raspberry pi, gpio, programming, .net core, c#, c sharp, iot, internet of things
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