Newbie Question: Do we need AirPlayer on Pi to connect GPIO?

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Newbie Question: Do we need AirPlayer on Pi to connect GPIO?

#1 Post by pfactor »

I'm a total newbie to AirManager, but very familiar with Arduinos, RaspberryPi, and other hardware. In order to connect things like buttons, encoders, etc. to a RaspberryPi and use them in AirManager running on a Windows PC, would I need AirPlayer on the RaspberryPi?

If not, how would AirManager on the PC recognize the Pi?

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Re: Newbie Question: Do we need AirPlayer on Pi to connect GPIO?

#2 Post by Sling »

Welcome,

Yep, you need Air player to communicate with Air Manager and to service the connected IO. If you want to try out the hardware without AP you can plug an Arduino directly into the AM machine.

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Re: Newbie Question: Do we need AirPlayer on Pi to connect GPIO?

#3 Post by pfactor »

Thank you, Tony. I'll give the Arduino/AM route a try. It's hard to justify dropping an extra 30 Euros for AP on the Pi when I'm just "playing around" :)

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Re: Newbie Question: Do we need AirPlayer on Pi to connect GPIO?

#4 Post by ZSN »

Has anyone managed to do this - I cannot seem to access the GPIO ports on the PI using AIrplayer.

If so please share how i can turn and led on or use a press button

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Re: Newbie Question: Do we need AirPlayer on Pi to connect GPIO?

#5 Post by Sling »

Depends what ‘this’ is exactly. The instrument containing the hardware code needs to be loaded to the AP machine using AM.

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