Introduction: Turn the Raspberry Pi Into a Bluetooth Device That Is Discoverable by Remote Bluetooth Client
I have a Bluetooth Radio USB device that was gathering dust when I stumbled upon it. So I thought I should put it to use with Raspberry Pi. This instructable is about my learning journey of adding a bluetooth interface to Raspberry Pi.
This instructable will mostly benefit Linux users, especially Debian and its derivatives like Raspberry Pi running Raspbian OS.
Raspberry Pi with the following specification:
- Model B
- Debian 7.6
- Bluetooth Radio USB Adaptor
- Mains-Powered USB Hub
This instructable will cover the following:
- Install and run Bluetooth in Raspberry Pi.
- Make Raspberry Pi discoverable by remote bluetooth client.
- Test for success by using a remote bluetooth client that can show that it has discovered the Raspberry Pi device.
This instructable will NOT cover the useful things that can be done by a Raspberry Pi with a bluetooth interface. In other words, although I have turned the Raspberry Pi into a Bluetooth device, I did not show any useful task that can be done with a Raspberry Pi that has a bluetooth interface. Read my "Send a copy of your photos and videos in your Android Phone to Raspberry Pi using Bluetooth" instructable if you are interested to do useful stuff with the Raspberry Pi.
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Step 1: Install Bluetooth Radio Hardware
Complete the steps in "Install Bluetooth Radio Hardware in Linux System" instructable.
Step 2: Make the Raspberry Pi Discoverable by Remote Bluetooth Client
Follow the steps in "Make Linux System Discoverable by Remote Bluetooth Device" instructable.