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Intel® Edison Board Getting Started with Bluetooth

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Intel® Edison has built-in Bluetooth, this document demonstrates how to enable Bluetooth and pair to a device.

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Intel® Edison has built-in Bluetooth*, this document demonstrates how to enable Bluetooth* and pair to a device.

Run the following commands to enable Bluetooth*:

rfkill unblock bluetooth
bluetoothctl

bluetoothctl will start BlueZ command line utility, when inside the BlueZ command line utility you will see [bluetooth]# at the beginning of each line.

Register an agent and set it to default:

agent KeyboardDisplay
default-agent

Scan for Bluetooth* devices by running scan on. The available Bluetooth devices are displayed.

scan on

To pair to a Bluetooth* device you need the device ID to run the following command.

pair <Device ID>

Once the device pairs successfully, connect to the device by running this command:

connect <Device ID>

To see more commands type help. To exit BlueZ command line utility type exit. See Figure 1 for a screenshot of the process.


Figure 1- Screenshot of Bluetooth* setup.

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