Tessel 2.0 as Beacon via USB "Plugable" brand like Raspberry Pi


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Tessel 2.0 will support the Bluetooth via the “Plugable” brand USB: https://tessel.io/modules#module-ble

Adafruit sells a USB that can act as BEACON on a Raspberry Pi:
It’s the CSR8510 A10 Bluetooth USB host http://www.adafruit.com/products/1327
Setup: https://learn.adafruit.com/pibeacon-i…

Will Tessel 2.0 “Plugable” brand USB be configurable as a Beacon?
If not is there another that’s compatible and configurable as Beacon for OpenWRT?

Thanks in advance for any help. Below is the Adafruit USB

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#2

Hi Robert,

Thank you for posting your question. Any Bluetooth 4.0 device can be configured as a beacon with the right software. A beacon is a very common use of Bluetooth LE. Here is an article about it on the Tessel blog that has information about iBeacons on the Tessel platform and a link to software.

https://tessel.io/blog/94173952967/yo…

We don’t have a Tessel 2.0 so I haven’t tested any of this.

I hope this helps.

David
Plugable Support


#3

Hi Robert,
We are closing this thread. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us at support@plugable.com


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