Use pibeacon pi for flic button connectivity as well

Posted on
Thu Jul 06, 2017 10:35 am
siclark offline
Posts: 345
Joined: Jun 13, 2017
Location: UK

Use pibeacon pi for flic button connectivity as well

Pretty much as the title says. Is like to get some flic buttons for use around the house and having heard the Bluetooth range on the Mac is really poor I was planning to use on of my pi's that are currently setup as pibeacons. Would this work, or would it be better to get a USB Bluetooth dongle for the Mac instead?

Posted on
Thu Jul 06, 2017 4:49 pm
kw123 offline
User avatar
Posts: 5531
Joined: May 12, 2013
Location: Dallas, TX

Re: Use pibeacon pi for flic button connectivity as well

if they send beacon equivalent signals and you can switch them on/off, yes.

I am using the "xy3beacon" beep button to do this. You need to:
1. register the beacon (automatically) in the plugin.
2. edit the generated ibeacon device and set "fast down option" to ~ 5-10 secs, depending on your environment.

Then you can use the button every 5-10 secs as a switch for on/off/on

Karl

Posted on
Fri Jul 07, 2017 12:30 am
siclark offline
Posts: 345
Joined: Jun 13, 2017
Location: UK

Re: Use pibeacon pi for flic button connectivity as well

Thanks Karl.
Maybe it wasn't so clear a question. I didn't mean use the fic as a beacon. But run a different program on the pi that refceives the Bluetooth signals from the flic. Would having both progresses on the pi using Bluetooth work or would they interfere?

Posted on
Fri Jul 07, 2017 8:05 am
kw123 offline
User avatar
Posts: 5531
Joined: May 12, 2013
Location: Dallas, TX

Use pibeacon pi for flic button connectivity as well

I don't know.
But the pibeacon assumes that it is the only one and starts the BLE stack in its own way. (I.e. Set uuid etc)

I am looking into using parrot flower on one on the rpi. That also uses BLE. Will let you know.
Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Page 1 of 1

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest