hi guys long time since i wrote a tutorial, this tutorial tells you how you can use any old speaker lying around your house into a wireless bluetooth speaker, this can also be an cheap bluetooth audio device receiver for your car. This is not my original work, but modified(added a few steps/changed a few) tutorial from http://kmonkey711.blogspot.com who has also taken help from Colin CW, i am reproducing this tutorial because this is the only tutorial that worked for me and i don't want it to disappear from the World Wide Web when i really need it. thanks Kmonkey for this awesome tutorial. Another way to have an wireless speaker is using AIRPLAY here

Step 1: What you need?

1 Raspberry pi (i am running Occidentalis_v02.img from adafruit)
1 speaker
1 Male-to-male 3.5 mm audio jack
1 bluetooth dongle ( check here for list of devices that work ) do check using the command hcitool scan
1 ethernet connection for pi/ wifi (how to connect a wifi dongle to Raspberry pi) (all u need to do is edit "/etc/network/interfaces" file)
<p>I did all of the steps everything is ok (i share the music the PI is receiving the music) but when i put ''pactl list sinks short'' there is nothing there :( so i can't listen to my music</p><p>Can someone tell me why i cant see nothing after ''pactl list sinks short'' ? ? ?</p>
<p>Thanks, it worked fine. To connect your device using SSH:</p><p>install bluez-tools, a usefull package to use with bluetooth:</p><p>$ sudo apt-get install bluez-tools</p><p>Scan devices with:</p><p>$ hcitool scan</p><p>and take note the mac andress, something like XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX</p><p>Connect with your phone:</p><p>$ bt-device -c XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX</p><p>Choose a 4 number PIN, like 0000</p><p>Your phone will ask you to put this same PIN, do it.</p><p>Set your device to Trusted:</p><p>$ bt-device --set XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX Trusted 1</p><p>That's it, now you can continue with step 5.</p><p>PS: there's a little typo in step 5, in</p><p>$ pactl list sink short</p><p>it's really</p><p>$ pactl list sinks short</p><p>That's it, you can continue with step 5</p>
<p>Bluetooth speakers are fine but I would suggest its better to look for other alternatives before landing up on something. e.g. airplay or wifi speakers check out the differences between the two of them </p> <br> http://audioindustryupdates.weebly.com/blog/which-one-to-choose-airplay-or-bluetooth-wireless-speakers
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<p>A very useful DIY tutorial. Most especially when you have all of these parts hanging around your house.</p>
I just added a USB-soundcard to the Pi. <br> <br>with some changes in the sudo nano /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf and amixer cset numid=1 0 I can play songs which are at the pi, but bluetooth streaming doesn't work anymore. <br> <br>What should I change, that the bluetooth streaming will work again? <br> <br>thank you :)
Hey guys! I used the work here to build a much better version of a portable A2DP bluetooth receiver then what's provided here. Check out my guide! <br> <br>http://www.instructables.com/id/Turn-your-Raspberry-Pi-into-a-Portable-Bluetooth-A/
After my smartphone is connected to the Pi i ALWAYS have to enter <br>pactl load-module module-loopback source=bluez_source.10_10_FF_2B_2B_2E sink=alsaput.platform-bcm2835_AUD0.0.analog-stereo <br> <br>Is there a way to automate that ? And let it also work after a reboot ?!? <br>
you could write a python script that would search for your device an connect it, i was trying to write one... i have attached the link to the code on git hub, if you could mod it ... u have to add <br> <br>su -c &quot;python /home/pi/Desktop/bluez/script.py&quot; pi <br> <br>in you /etc/rc.local file and.. <br>comment /etc/inittab(sudo nano /etc/inittab) <br> <br>#1:2345:respawn:/sbin/getty 115200 tty1 <br> like this <br> <br>#1:2345:respawn:/sbin/getty 115200 tty1 <br>and add this below <br>1:2345:respawn:/bin/login -f pi tty1 /dev/tty1 2&gt;&amp;1 <br> <br>this would automatically startup bluetooth, search for your device for 3 seconds, if found it would link it to the ALSA audio else it would exit, u have to modify the code to work with your phone/device bluetooth MAC address. I am still working on the code, feel free to use the idea and make it work better. <br> <br>https://github.com/sajingeo/bluez

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