metaldallen wrote: EULERPI wrote:
Douglas6 wrote:What is the make and model of the mouse? Is it a BLE (Smart Bluetooth) device?
[EDIT: Sorry, I see it is a BLE device. These types of mice will not work on a Raspberry Pi.]
The raspberry pi.org website https://www.raspberrypi.org/products/ra ... 3-model-b/
says the Pi 3 B has "Bluetooth 4.1 and Bluetooth Low Energy(BLE)".
Does anyone happen to know what is the problem with using a Bluetooth Low Energy mouse with a Raspberry Pi 3? (apart from Bluez does/did not seem to support it)?
Does anyone know if the Pi foundation is working on software to enable the Pi3 B BLE feature to work with BLE mice?.
Nick (another Pi user (Pi 3 B) with a non working Microsoft Bluetooth mouse)
So you have the same mouse and pi model as me?
Hope we can get some answers.
Yes, its the same mouse model and my PIs are three Raspberry Pi 3 model Bs (with Nov 2016 or later Raspbian).
I just had to go and check what model my mouse was as I put it to one side once I couldn't get it to work with any of the Pi 3 Bs.
It's a shame there doesn't seem to be Bluetooth section of the Raspberry Pi verified peripherals on the elinux.org website. Maybe just a note provided from the Pi Foundation would do to be inserted saying what the present status is regarding the PI 3B and BLE mice.
I don't think its entirely trivial if BLE mice can't be used with the Pi 3 B as the mouse cost me half the price of a Pi 3 B. I acknowledge that PI 3 Bs can easily be remotely accessed from a PC with mouse now that Real VNC has been included with Raspbian/Pixel, but the overhead reduces the frames per second my OpenCV programs can process ( I need the mouse to adjust the OpenCV sliders on the screen so I can optimise the image recognition without hitting the Frames Per Second too badly)
PS I've also had a challenge with connecting to a Bluetooth Speaker from a command line/script but another forum user has just asked a similar question to that I've asked previously so I'm hoping for second time lucky.
Nick (still willing on the PI Foundation making hardware and software that encourages the young and the young at heart to be suRPrised and insPIred what computers can do for them and the community).