Questions tagged [bluetooth]

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

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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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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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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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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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How do I make bluetooth work on the Raspberry Pi3 after disable for serial gpio?

I use serial gpio before but now want to use back the bluetooth function.How do I make bluetooth work on the Raspberry Pi3 after disable for serial gpio?
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Problem installing Bluetooth Dongle on Raspberry Pi 3 running Windows 10 IOT Core

I recently bought the plugable Bluetooth USB adapter usb-bt4le and I want to use it with my RPi3. I have windows 10 core IoT installed on the RPi. I have disabled the on-board bluetooth and I wish to ...
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Is there an easy way to switch from hdmi to bluetooth audio seemlessly in raspberry pi?

I'm on raspbian stretch, I had an android tv box that broke down so I used a raspberry pi 3 I had around for uni to replace it. In the android tv box, if I connected a bluetooth headset, it would ...
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Raspberry Pi zero W (headless) bluetooth audio setup problem

I want to run a Python3 script with a text to speach engine called pyttsx3 to read some text via bluetooth.Unfortunally it does´t work. So what I have done is this: First I have setted up a new ...
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How can I get the set attribute of each “device” in an array

What I am wondering is how I can loop through paired_devices and get the "name" attribute for each device. This is only a short amount of the code, if more is needed, feel free to comment below. def ...
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Bluetooth sink has no audio

I found other questions similar to mine but without a working answer. On RPi3 with Raspbian Stretch I'm trying to connect to a Bluetooth speaker. It connects but I have no audio output. pi@rpi(rw):~$ ...
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Freeze caused by bluetooth and webcam

My web app has a webcam running using ng-camera(based on webcam.js), and a separate bluetooth sniffer running on node js on the background. After several minutes running, the app and raspberry pi will ...
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Python Script that handles Bluetooth doesn't work when loaded on startup

Background I am using my Raspberry Pi B+ to control a 32x32 LED matrix and I am trying to send commands from an Android app to my Pi over bluetooth to display text on the LED matrix. I am using ...
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Unable to lower the raspberry pi Bluetooth transmission power

I'm trying to turn my raspberry to an iBeacon but I cannot make it transmit with lower power, I've changed Tx power many times, when I use my BLE scanner I see that Tx power has changed but RSSI hasn'...
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TI sensortag cc2650 connection with Raspberry Pi

I have problem with connection between Rasberry Pi 3 and TI sensortag CC2650. As soon as I power on raspberry, sensortag shuts down, and I can not see him, either from raspberry or from mobile ...
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Scan Distance from Eddystone Beacons

I would like to read an Eddystone Beacon using my Raspberry Pi 3 to calculate distance from the beacon. I can't find any resources to do this from the official Eddystone documentation. How should I go ...
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Wii Nunchuk as an IR wireless remote

I am building a smart Mirror and I need to find a way to interface a Wii Nunchuk, with the 'c' button removed and replaced with an IR LED to track the cursor and a small Arduino board to capure the ...
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use gsm as keyboard for raspberry pi via bluetooth

I want ro use my phone to connect to my raspberry pi 3 via bluetooth. Now I don't know how, but that is not my question. I want to use my phone keyboard (just the keyboard) as a wireless keyboard for ...
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Raspberry Pi 3 Bluetooth/ Wifi Issues (Tried almost everything)

Here is the situation: Board purchased about year ago. Bluetooth/ Wifi worked flawlessly initially. Stopped working in a few weeks but no hardware/software changes were made. Several different ...
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Can't connect to bluetooth switch

I have a Pi3 running Jessie and I'm trying to connect to this plug, https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00PG50OSM/ref=od_aui_detailpages00?ie=UTF8&psc=1. I've been able to pair and trust the device,...
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cheap temperature sensors with bluetooth

I have a PI and I need to develop an application to sense between 8 to 16 temperature sensors. BMP180 and a multiplexer have been a PITA and I havent been able to make it work. Is there any other way ...
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Send uart commands through bluetooth

I bought a raspberry pi 3. I ordered the Move controller it's a Kickstarter project. They use the phone to send uart commands through Bluetooth and they put a Dev documentation online. What I fail ...
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Python script runs in RPi 2 but not RPi 3

I used the code provided in this tutorial and successfully ran it on the RPi 2 but when I follow the same steps on the RPi 3 it won't work. The shell just says: >>>=====RESTART===== >>&...
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Zeemote js1 connection

How do I connect a Zeemote js1 to a raspi and have it control an emulator? Picture:
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USB Bluetooth dongle loses its “PSCAN” state when connected via Bluetooth serial port

I have a CSR 4.0 Bluetooth dongle on my Raspberry Pi. When Raspbian starts, hciconfig shows that the state of hci0 is "UP RUNNING PSCAN". However, every time I connect to the Pi's Bluetooth serial ...
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play audio stream when bluetooth connects

I have a Raspberry Pi Zero W and want it to use as an Internet Radio. So I wrote a Python script that connects to my bluetooth speaker and starts a stream. Everything works fine, but i always need to ...
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Rpi Bluetooth Android Device Connection Pairing Problem

I'm trying to connect my rpi0 w to any android device via Bluetooth LE(low energy) , i can pair but i can't connect them ,an error always showed (Connection failed,No usable services on this device ) ...
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Connecting to bluetooth speakers headlessly

Background: I have a Pi Zero that I want to send music to my bluetooth speakers. This works nicely when I have a monitor and can use bluetoothctl to pair and trust my speakers and the volume-adjuster'...
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Controlling a geographically mobile Pi 3 (using iPhone 6S)

I've had a look around and I can't find anyone with a similar setup to what I'm looking for, maybe someone here can help? I want a Pi3 that I can carry with me and control from my phone (terminal ...
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I don't know about bluetooth output via 3.5mm jack

I am using Raspberry pi 3 in project. I have a smartphone and Raspberry pi connected via Bluetooth, and I want to listen to music and calls(HFP) through a 3.5mm jack. However, the music plays well,...
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bdaddr is not changing my Bluetooth MAC address

I have compiled bdaddr on Raspberry Pi 3 B+. I get Address changed - Device reset successfully. but it does not change the address. Is the Broadcom chip incompatible? If so, what are my options ...

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