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For questions pertaining to Bluetooth setup, usage and troubleshooting on the Raspberry Pi, whether onboard or via a USB dongle.

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Bluetooth PCM/I2S pins connection

I am working on a project to convert an Rpi Zero W into a bluetooth audio receiver with iPod Accessary Protocol (via a USB to UART convertor module) enabled for my car. I am using Adafruit I2S Stereo ...
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Execute code when a known Bluetooth device is in range?

I am trying to execute a piece of code when a Bluetooth device is in range. What is the best way to do this? I have tried using 'hcitool scan' but that only produces a list of devices that are visable,...
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What is the best way to stream sound to a bluetooth speaker/headphone pi 3?

I would like to stream some audio via vlc to my bluetooth speaker. Pairing seems to work but I get no audio so far. I have looked at tons of examples but none seem to work. I don't use pulseaudio up ...
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Bluetooth low energy gatt services not found on Android

I'm running one of the Bluez examples on a raspberry pi 3 B+. Output from using bluetoothctl then running show shows that some GATT services are available: Name: raspberrypi Alias: raspberrypi Class:...
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Wi-Fi Frequency configuration question

I am trying to set my raspberry Pi's WiFi frequency to a fixed value. Is that possible through a command ? I also need to do the same thing for the embedded Bluetooth module of the raspberry. Is this ...
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Raspberry Pi 3 bluetooth version

I want to verify my raspberry's bluetooth module version. Is there some command through terminal that returns the Bluetooth version? Also, according to the RPI's CYW43438 communication chip's ...
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Raspberry Pi as bluetooth printer

I have a project where i need to setup the to appear to other devices as a Bluetooth printer. The reason is i have a portable device the prints only through bluetooth, it searches for available ...
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BLE Packet Sniffing on Raspberry Pi

I want to sniff Bluetooth/BLE traffic using raspberry pi onboard Bluetooth hardware. I have Pi 3 and Pi zero w both have onboard Bluetooth. Can you please suggest any method to do this? Thanks in ...
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Wifi nor Bluetooth interface not found

Today i after long time falshed new retropie os and after some finding found out wifi and bluetooth is showing as not found i tried 3 fresh installs of retropie and now i tried raspbian desktop still ...
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Unable to connect bluetooth of windows 10 to raspberry pi

I have two devices: Windows 10 laptop Google pixel smartphone. I paired them both to my raspberry pi and manage to play audio from both devices. Still I have some issues with my laptop. While I ...
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How to stream sound to a bluetooth device from a raspberry pi zero

I have a raspberry pi zero W and I would like to stream sound over bluetooth to a bluetooth-enabled speaker / headphone. So how to achieve this with alsa?
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BLE Pairing in Bluepy python package

I am not able connect to peripheral device. Is it because of pairing problem? pi@raspberrypi:~ $ python iRoll.py Connecting... Traceback (most recent call last): File "iRoll.py", line 7, in <...
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Using a Raspberry Pi Zero W to track location and steps data

I'm working on a project where I use a Raspberry Pi Zero W to track the location and calculate the number of steps the user takes. This is for a step tracking website/app I am working on where people ...
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RPI 3 & Bluetooth Dongle & Bluetooth speaker

I am new on Raspberry pi. I am trying to use bluetooth dongle instead of bt module on board. So, I disabled bt module on board using following codes. sudo nano /boot/config.txt dtoverlay=pi3-disable-...
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Connect Multiple Bluetooth Speakers with Raspberry Pi

I'm trying to connect several bluetooth devices with Raspberry PI rev.a22082 to use them as speakers. I'm using RetroPie as a distribution, because of the tests i've done it's the only one that ...
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Setting up Bluetooth to Act as a Headset

Background: I'm working on a project to connect a Motorola XPR 7550e to a Raspberry Pi B3+ via Bluetooth. The idea behind it, is to run a NodeJS application that listens to the radio and transmits it ...
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How to access a homekit-accessory from raspberry pi 3

Maybe I realize in a second how stupid this question is...sorry in advance I am a bloody raspberry-novice. I have a raspberry pi (3B+) and an Eve Degree. I would like to connect the Degree to the ...
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Why can't one of my Rpis talk to bluetooth device

I have a Tilt hydrometer for homebrewing. I've been using this python script to talk to it from one of my Rpi 3B+ devices (running Raspbian stretch). I have a second device and am trying to mimic the ...
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Bluetooth on RPI 3B+ suddenly stopped working

A few months ago I set up A2DP with this tutorial. After a some time the bluetooth suddenly seems to have stopped working. Not because of the tutorial, but rather because of software issues with the ...
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Trying configuring bluetooth apple keyboard A1314 with dongle

I'm trying to configuring this Apple Keyboard with usb dongle but i've still no success. This is the output of my tests: pi@retropie:~ $ bluetoothctl [NEW] Controller 00:1A:7D:DA:71:13 retropie [...
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Impossible to connect bluetooth mouse to rapsberry pi 3 b

I bought a bluetooth mouse (Logitech M590) hoping I could use it for both my Windows 10 laptop, and my Raspberry Pi 3 B. I've managed to connect it to Windows 10 without the dongle, but there is a ...
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Is Raspberry Pi 3 Model b bluetooth weaker than iPhone X's?

I'm using Switchbot at home to turn the lights on and off. There is an iOS app that does this via bluetooth. On the Pi there is homebridge and a switchbot host installed. When I use the app to switch ...
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Can I use a raspberry pi 3 to send live sensor data over bluetooth using an HID profile?

My project is to send a single stream of sensor data to an Oculus Go headset, which currently does not support bluetooth connections for anything except gamepads (HID profile). Using Unity (on the ...
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Need help with securing my pi bluetooth connection

I'm trying to develop a security system for a school project, I run into problems with the bypass of the security system. Im trying to get the security system to not fire when a bluetooth connection ...
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Completely Cycle Bluetooth with shell command

I have a problem with Bluetooth not working at startup, in Rasbian Stretch on RPi Zero W. On the desktop toolbar, Bluetooth says it's enabled. But when I try to use it through the blueST-SDK API in a ...
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RPi Model 3 B+: Bluetooth Connectivity Intermittent

I'm having the worst time with my fresh install of Rasbian on a RPi 3. I can boot into the bluetoothctl terminal with no trouble, get the prompt, agent on, scan on, but then midway through scanning, ...
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rfcomm service not working for bluetooth over serial

I'm trying to connect with a terminal to my raspberry pi over bluetooth, however with my current configuration (which is what I have found in numerous places online) when any device pairs and connects ...
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Setting up a serial connection via bluetooth

I have a GSM HAT module which I am trying to use as a remote sms receiver, which my RPI will connect to using bluetooth. The problem I am facing is setting up a serial connection via bluetooth. Out ...
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How to troubleshoot a permanently blinking green light on a Pi3b?

The green light on a Pi3b is blinking permanently, even after bootup. It outputs two flashes at a time for as long as the power is on. Is this normal? If not, how do I troubleshoot this? Background ...
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Small wireless temperature sensor recommendation [closed]

I am working on a human-care project using RPi. The second phase of project is in progress, and I need small wireless temperature sensor to be able to place on a human body. I've searched the internet,...
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MPD with Bluetooth

Is it possible to run MPD with bluetooth in the Pi? Currently many guides which I have seen are mostly utilizing Upnp/Wifi setup to run. Now this is fine if there was only Apple devices. Since ...
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Raspberry Pi 3 Bluetooth Turn on issue

I'm trying to turn on built-in bluetooth on fully updated raspberry pi 3 running Jessie sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade sudo apt-get install bluetooth bluez blueman sudo systemctl start ...
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Raspberry Pi as bluetooth Microphone

I would like to use the raspberry pi as a bluetooth microphone for my iphone. Not the speaker, ONLY the microphone. My vision is to have a microphone plugged into the raspberry pi that could connect ...
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How to scan undiscoverable bluetooth devices with Kali?

I set up a Raspberry Pi 3 with Kali Re4son kernel. My goal is to scan bluetooth speakers that are already paired. But paired devices don't show up when I do bluetooth scanning with Kali's tools and ...
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WHY my Python BLE device discover codes don't catch as many devices as Raspberry Pi OS panel does?

I developed some BLE device discovery python codes from the example given in https://github.com/pybluez/pybluez/blob/master/examples/ble/scan.py which are run on a Google AIY Raspberry pi. from ...
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SSH through bluetooth to raspberry pi using rfcomm. Nothing appears on bluetooth devices on my PC

I followed https://hacks.mozilla.org/2017/02/headless-raspberry-pi-configuration-over-bluetooth/ I see nothing on the bluetooth devices in my cellphone or computer. Here's the output of my raspberry ...
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BLE Scan difference

I scanned to find my iPhone from the RPi 3 and my MacBook respectively. On RPi3, I ran 'sudo hcitool lescan', and on MacBook, I used LightBlue. The LightBlue on MacBook could find my iPhone while ...
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Bleno, cannot find module … bind.node error

I am trying to run a bleno test script, but I encountered this error. internal/modules/cjs/loader.js:583 throw err; ^ Error: Cannot find module '../build/Release/binding.node' at ...
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Do I need a Bluetooth Dongle on a RaspberryPI 3 B+ to control GPIO pins from iPhone or android devices?

I'm trying to use Bluetooth to control the GPIO pins on my Raspberry Pi 3 B+. I know that my pi has Bluetooth capabilities built into it, but all of the tutorials that I've found online have required ...
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python: bluetootherror: (111, 'connection refused')

There seems to be a problem with connecting the Arduino + HC-05 to the raspberry pi 3 Here is my code from bluetooth import * import threading import bluetooth from pprint import pprint host = '98:...
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Permission Denied as root when connecting BluetoothSocket with Bluez 5.43

I've been trying to get bluetooth working on my Raspberry Pi 1 Model B+ running Raspbian Stretch Lite 4.14 with a 3rd party USB bluetooth dongle. I installed Bluez 5.43 for python 2.7, and was able ...
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Bluetooth fails to connect to PoGo mobile printer or transfer files to it - Raspberry pi zero w

I am attempting a project where my Raspberry Pi Zero W (running Raspbian Stretch Lite) sends photo files to my Polaroid PoGo instant photo printer via Bluetooth, particularly the OBEX Object Push ...
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Bluetoothctl error connecting with bluetoothctl

I have the version bluez 5.50, and I'm trying to pair trust and connect two raspberry pi. I try with a smartphone, and I can connect between a raspberry pi and a smartphone. However, when I'm trying ...
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Connect to Group Network via Bluetooth Raspberry Pi 3

I want to do SSH from my Macbook Air to my Raspberry Pi 3 via bluetooth. I'm using macOS Sierra version 10.12.1 and Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ 2017 with the latest version of RASPBIAN STRETCH WITH ...
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Is it possible to use Wifi and Bluetooth at the same time on a RPi 3B+?

I need to connect to WiFi and Bluetooth at the same time using an RPi 3B+. Is it possible or will one connection drop out or be very substandard while using the other?
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raspberry pi zero add external ble module sx1280?

i m trying for raspberry pi zero with external ble module SX1280 for adding extra range of signals.i can communicate with SPI connection on pi with module.how do i disable internal bluetooth and also ...
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Raspberry Pi Zero + joy bonnet = Bluetooth game controller?

I would like to use the adafruit joy bonnet on my raspberry pi zero w. The pi should be visible to other computers as a Bluetooth game controller. To be clear: I don't need help connecting a ...
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Bluetooth PAN on RPi 3B+

Trying to set up a Bluetooth PAN to enable access to a FLASK server hosted on the RPI. Unfortunately, all the online tutorials and guides are fairly outdated (Jessie), I've tried several but cannot ...
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aplay with 3 outputs; choose any two? NOOBS

I have a 3B+. I need to be able to tell aplay, on each invocation, which of 3 audio outputs to use - headphone out, HDMI, or a bluetooth device. I can get any ONE of them to work by right clicking ...
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Unable to change Bluetooth Service Class

I've tested this over various Raspberry Pi's(Pi Zero and Pi 2) and different versions of Raspbian lite(Latest to oldest version from 2015) and different versions of BlueZ (5.23, 5.43, 5.49). I have ...