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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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Multiple Bluetooth connect between Raspberry pi 2 and arduinos [on hold]

Is it possible to switch between Bluetooth connection with Raspberry and few Arduinos?
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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 ...
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Off grid communication

Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve become interested in off-grid communication, and I am currently looking into creating a simple communication protocol wherein multiple raspberry pi’s are able to ...
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HC-08 - RPI 3 - Can read but can't write

I use a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B and I have a Bluetooth HC-08 module. I would like to be able to send and receive data. I use the port /dev/ttyS0 and I changed the file /boot/config.txt for "...
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Raspberry Pi Zero W Bluetooth audio

I'm working on a project involving Bluetooth audio and a Raspberry Pi Zero W. I plan on using the VLC module for Python along with a Bluetooth speaker to stream audio. However, I cannot seem to get ...
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org.bluez.Error.Failed: Raspberry Pi and obexpushd

I am attempting to connect two Raspberry Pi's via Bluetooth. I have loaded all the libraries needed on both pis. Here is my methodology: Boot the pi's Run: sudo obexpushd B-23 -o /bluetooth -n # On ...
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SIMPLE setup for RasPi PulseAudio

Setup is new, pretty stock (OSMC). Connected a2dp-app-osmc, mobile & successfully pushing audio (Spotify) to device in a similar fashion as a bluetooth speaker. SWEET :) What I need now is to ...
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Linux obexd server utility OPUSH file receive

Using sdptool, I have added the OPUSH and FTP profiles against my bluetooth stack on Linux (yocto Linux to be precise). Given below are my profiles: Service Name: OBEX Object Push Service RecHandle: ...
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Bluetooth Connecting two devices

I am trying to set up bluetooth so that I can play music from both my phone and my computer in alternation (ie, if I want to go in the other room on a call where the phone stops playing, i can switch ...
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Independent bluetooth audio output

I have a pi3, 2 bluetooth speakers and 2 usb bluetooth dongles. with bluetoothctl I am able to connect each bluetooth speaker to each one of the receivers. I would like to send a specific mp3 file ...
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Can we play the same audio in two headsets connected to raspberry pi 3 via Bluetooth?

Can the same audio be played on 2 speakers already connected to raspberry pi 3?
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bluetoothd still installed despite uninstalling bluez

I have tried to uninstall the bluez package, as shown below, but bluetoothd -v still outputs a version. Why is this? pi@raspberrypi:~ $ sudo apt-get autoremove bluez Reading package lists... Done ...
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cmus cannot detect pulse audio bluetooth headset output device

Error log while playing audio file with cmus: Assertion 'pa_atomic_load(&(s)->_ref) >= 1' failed at pulse/stream.c:350, function pa_stream_get_index(). Aborting. cmus output plugins: ...
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Bluetooth PAN on the Pi Zero W

I have the following problem: I want to host a webserver on my Pi Zero W and access it over Bluetooth. To achieve this i tried to use PAN as underlying layer. The first time i followed this post. Most ...
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Raspberry Pi 3 Model B + Bluetooth w/Buildroot

I am attempting to get a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B with Bluetooth working under a generic Buildroot image (I have only minimally modified the default raspberrypi3_defconfig) created via buildroot-2018.05....
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Why won't pygame play sound over Bluetooth when everything else works?

I having trouble getting a program I've written using the pygame sound mixer to play sound to work over Bluetooth. The program is able to work correctly over HDMI audio. The Raspberry Pi has no ...
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Raspberry pi zero wifi serial1 not created on first boot with yocto

Our company is attempting to use a raspberry pi 0 wifi for an IOT product that we are booting with a custom yocto image. After making some changes (added mender) the serial 1 device stopped working on ...
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How do I start a rollei 5S wifi and a Gopro Hero 4 at the same time using a rpi for them to be genlocked?

Rollei 5S WIFI: https://www.rollei.de/blog/wlan-einrichten-rollei-5s-wifi/ GoPro Hero 4: https://gopro.com/update/hero4 Both accept wifi connections and both have remote controls that don't use wifi.
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What does it mean and what are the reasons for when a RPi3 cannot find a service?

I have a RPi3 which can successfully trust, pair, connect and even list the service UUIDs of a BLE device both via bluetoothctl and via Bluepy python library. But when it tries to 'get' that service ...
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Bluetooth as a virtual audio device (input)

I am trying to setup this audio-reactive-led-strip library but with Bluetooth audio as the input. I have so far, got my LED strip to work with the standard strandtest.py and have also successfully ...