We’ve been experimenting over the past few weeks with the BlueDot smart phone bluetooth app. On first impressions it runs quite well! I did have to flash a SD card with a Stretch OS image, then add the necessary drivers as per the read the docs instructions. Pairing and linking the phone to the Pi takes a while to work out the correct sequence -but once it’s paired – it works a treat.
Stretch is really stretching (see what I did there!) our older model B Pis! So we might revert to a Pi Zero W to try this out. And I’ve also noticed that sometimes our new bluetooth dongles don’t get recognised with the wiimotes, we’re also using!
So now we’ve got a new SD card imaged with a fresh Stretch OS + BlueDot + Wiimote drivers from CAMJAM website. The wiimotes are working very well, so it looks like we’ll use those for simplicity sake.