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Hexiwear, BLE and sharks – tutorial on BLE communication packets

Sharks are very good at sniffing, one of the best species in the animal kingdom. They can detect one drop of blood in a million drops of water. So, it is only appropriate that the packet sniffer used in this tutorial for Hexiwear is called Wireshark. Record and analyze BLE communication packets In this new tutorial, from our friend Erich Styger (MCU on Eclipse), you’ll learn how to record and analyze BLE communication packets between Hexiwear and Raspberry Pi 3, using Wireshark and…

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A tutorial on pairing Hexiwear with Raspberry Pi 3

As you may already know, Hexiwear has a built-in BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) transceiver. With this tutorial you will learn how to pair Hexiwear with Raspberry Pi 3 Model B. Here is the run-down. Download BlueZ The first thing you will need to do is download BlueZ, a Bluetooth stack for Linux. You can download the newest version (V5.43) at this link. The next step is to download the source code, unpack it, follow the instructions in the tutorial and install it. A…

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