Start Visual Studio 2017 and create a new project (File | New Project…). In the
New Project dialog, navigate to
Basic Node.js Johnny-Five Application (Universal Windows) template (shown below), enter a name for your project, then press OK.
Wait for the Johnny-Five package and its dependencies to complete downloading. This will be indicated by the message below in the npm output window.
Right-click on the npm node in the Solution Explorer (shown below) and select Update npm Packages. This step will run npm dedupe and update serialport (a Johnny-Five dependency) with a version that works with Node.js UWP.
Connect your Arduino and Raspberry Pi 2 or 3 with the USB cable. If your Raspberry Pi 2 or 3 is connected to a monitor, you should see the device getting recognized as shown in the image below (the name of the device may be “Arduino Uno” instead of “USB Serial Device”):
Go to the Project menu and select ‘<Your project name> Properties’ (You could also right-click on the project node in solution explorer to access Properties). Enter the IP Address in the Remote Machine text box. Since you’re building for Raspberry Pi 2 or 3, select
ARM in the dropdown menu.
Now we’re ready to deploy the app to the Raspberry Pi 2 or 3. Simply press F5 (or select Debug | Start Debugging) to start debugging the app. This step will also start rotating the motor on the servo.
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