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Blue Dot Python App

Blue Dot Python app allows you to use another Raspberry Pi (or linux based computer) as the Blue Dot remote.

Screenshot of Blue Dot python app Screenshot of Blue Dot devices list

Start

The app is included in the bluedot Python library:

  1. If you havent already done so, pair your raspberry pi and install the Python library as described in the :doc:`gettingstarted` guide

  2. Run the Blue Dot app:

    bluedotapp
    
  3. Select your Raspberry Pi from the paired devices list

    Screenshot of Blue Dot devices list

  4. Press the Dot

    Screenshot of Blue Dot python app

Options

To get help with the Blue Dot app options:

bluedotapp --help

If you have more than 1 bluetooth device you can use --device to use a particular device:

bluedotapp --device hci1

You can specify the server to connect to at startup by using the --server option:

bluedotapp --server myraspberrypi

The screen size of the Blue Dot app can be changed using the width and height options and specifying the number of pixels:

bluedotapp --width 500 --height 500

The app can also be used full screen, if no width or height is given the screen will be sized to the current resolution of the screen:

bluedotapp --fullscreen