I really need some help and advice as my programming knowledge is minimal, can I build software from Github (source code) on the pi then run it on the pi?
...I'll give you some background to this. I've been trying to make a laser tag host for the Nerf/Hasbro/Tiger laser taggers which use the ltto protocol. I found instructions to build the infra-red transmitter/receiver and used the Lazer Swarm software (http://www.lazerswarm.com/) to succeffully run the host on a windows PC (hooray!)
Every since getting my first Pi, I have been trying to find a way to get the software to run on the Pi3. My understanding is that if I have the source code (I can locate this on Github) then it can be built/compiled (sorry, I don't know the correct term) on the Pi, then run on the Pi.
Is my understanding correct, or am I barking up the wrong tree? Any advice feedback is welcome, just be gentle with me and assume I know practically nothing about building software.