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Building a Robot Arm with .NET 6, Raspberry Pi, Blazor and SignalR


The recording of this session is available on YouTube


In this session we'll run through everything needed to build a Robot Arm with a Raspberry Pi, .NET 6 a Blazor App and SignalR.

We'll begin by seeing how easy it is to install .NET 6.

Then we'll see how we've connected up the various components to our Raspberry Pi.

Next we'll spin up a console application to explore how we can control the GPIO on the Pi.

We'll then examine the code to start moving the connected servos for our Raspberry pi based Robot Arm.

Next we'll look at a simple Blazor and SignalR app to control our robot remotely!

Finally we'll have a look at how we can use an Oculus Quest 2 to interact with our Robot Arm in VR!

This session will appeal to all knowledge levels. A working knowledge of programming will help, but all the code will be shared on GitHub!

Pete Gallagher

Senior Solutions Architect at Octopus Deploy, PJG Creations owner, Microsoft Azure MVP and MCT, Pluralsight Author, IoT and DevOps expert, dad, gadget addict and Meetup organiser. Pete Gallagher is a Senior Solutions Architect at Octopus Deploy, owner of PJG Creations Ltd, a Microsoft Certified Trainer and Azure MVP, Pluralsight Author, experienced public speaker and Meetup organiser.

He has been creating software for decades and is happy programming in just about any language.

Pete has been involved in a wide span of tech in his many years of industry experience, including IoT Projects for: Royal Mail Stamp Vending before there was such a thing as modern IoT, Building Monitoring Systems, Internet Connected Self Service Kiosks, Wildlife Protection and Ecology in Africa and much more.

In his role at Octopus Deploy, Peter helps engage the public in the areas of DevOps, Cloud Infrastructure, Software Deployment , Agile Development and much more.

He has presented internationally on a wide variety of IoT Topics, including the Azure IoT Stack, AI, Robotics, .NET, DevOps, Amazon Alexa, Particle Photon, Arduino etc etc.

Pete helped create the Microsoft AZ220 IoT Developer certification and also had created Pluralsight content to help learners pass the exam.

Pete also organises​ Notts IoT, co-organises Dot Net Notts, Notts Dev Workshop, sits on the Board of LATi, a Loughborough based Advanced Technology networking group, co-organises the Azureish Twitch channel, co-hosts IoTeaLive and is a co-host of the Agile Engineering Podcast.

He is also an active STEM Ambassador and is passionate about making STEM subjects accessible to all ages.

Pete particularly likes gadgets of all kinds!