Estimote Proximity Beacon with Raspberry Pi


#1

Hi Guys,

I have an IOT project in mind using estimote proximity beacons and raspberry pi. I would like to switch on a light when raspberry pi detects the respective beacon in its range. One beacon will be associated with one particular light.

How can I make the raspberry pi detect the estimote beacons and trigger the light control ??

is there any guide that i can follow for reference ?

Thanks in Advance,

Gokz


#2

You can use our Node.js script for detecting Estimote Telemetry packets:

https://github.com/estimote/estimote-specs

It’s based on noble, a Node.js Bluetooth detection library, which works on Raspberry Pi. You just need to install bluez, there are installation instructions for Raspbian here:

https://github.com/noble/noble#ubuntudebianraspbian


#3

Thank you for the response.

Will i be able to detect a unique id along with the telemetry packets coming from the particular proximity beacon ??


#4

The Estimote Telemetry packet contains half of the full device identifier—should be unique enough for most cases (: