Bluetooth on the Intel Edison

With Bluetooth on the Intel Edison you can:

Intel Edison Bluetooth manual uses BlueZ5 for useful tasks like:

  • play sound from the Edison over Bluetooth headphones
  • send text with Android phones

Prereq

opkg install bluez5

List Wireless devices

rfkill list

The listing will include:

2: bcm43xx Bluetooth: bluetooth
   Soft blocked: yes
   Hard blocked: no

Unblock Bluetooth devices:

rfkill unblock bluetooth

We now see another device:

3: hci0: bluetooth
   Soft blocked: no
   Hard blocked: no

List Bluetooth Device UUID

hcitool dev

You should see

hci0

and your device UUID.

Enable Bluetooth

hciconfig hci0 up

Use bluez interface

bluetoothctl