Raspberry Pi 3 controlled by bluetooth ???

I know that Raspberry Pi 3 has native bluetooth support.

Does anybody try if it’s possible to control the Raspberry by devices via bluetooth instead of home network ???


Nobody ?

First, you need a working BT controller.

On Raspberry Pi 3 there is one onboard, but does not work for now with Volumio2 image (volumio-0.928-2016-06-30-pi.img).

To make the BT controller to work, you need to:

    1. add a missing repo, so the needed packages become available
    1. install some new packages
    1. reboot
    1. check if the onboard bluetooth stuff is working

to 1) add a missing repo, edit the /etc/apt/sources.list file and add the lines:

deb http://archive.raspberrypi.org/debian/ jessie main staging
deb-src http://archive.raspberrypi.org/debian/ jessie main staging

to 2) install some new packages, do this on the command line:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install pi-bluetooth
sudo apt-get install raspberrypi-sys-mods
sudo usermod -G bluetooth -a volumio

to 3) reboot, do:

sudo reboot

to 4) check if the onboard bluetooth stuff is working you can ask the system, via:

systemctl status hciuart.service
systemctl status bluetooth.service

It should be GREEEN: active (running)
If is RED: failed (Result: exit-code), there will be some details about why it had not worked.

THEN, after having a working bluetooth, you can start to think about control stuff via bluetooth