According to Pete: Bluetooth

Find out what happens when Pete takes on Big Bluetooth.

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Today in “Tech Pete Takes for Granted,” we’re covering the basics of Bluetooth (specifically Bluetooth classic) - what it is, where it came from, who manages it, how it works and more! Highlights include Pete’s pronunciation of the name Harald “Bluetooth” Blaatand Gormsson, King of Denmark.

If you have questions for Pete, he’s getting a crown today (not the King Gormsson kind), but leave ‘em in the comments and he will respond when the drugs wear off, or maybe before they do, which could be more entertaining!


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  • Dane here. I decided to watch this video just to hear the pronounciation of his name, and I was not disappointed. That was pretty far off. xD But then again, you use the typical English spelling with double a, whereas it’s actually å, a single a with a circle above it.

    You will hear no grievance from me about the history though but that’s because it has never interested me, so I don’t actually know it. And really, I just figured I’d be a little informative here, for good measure, the mispronounciation is really no skin off my back.

    • Well, thanks for that. If it’s any consolation, I’ve had people mispronounce my name for years, like “Doker” or “Dotler”… all manner of things. But Harald, wherever you are, I’m sorry I got your name wrong.

  • Great video, Pete! I’ve never done a lot with BT, but it’s still interesting. (Still haven’t gotten around to “pairing” my cell phone with my car… maybe someday soon.)

    Anyway, I heartily agree with “check multiple sources”. I’ve started tinkering with ESP-8266 (WiFi), and found that even normally very reliable (cough, cough, Adafruit, cough) tutorials can have things that won’t work with everyone’s setup (their code MAY work with the latest & greatest high-speed router, but isn’t compatible with my older, slower WiFi router), and also “trust but verify” even the “official” documentation – the order of arguments for WiFi.config() is wrong, and you get very strange results when you try to use the gateway address as a subnet mask…

  • I think 2745 vs 2744 mix up was one of the common errors. Where we often confuse byte count with byte order. You look it sends 2725 bytes with the count starting and 0 and ending at 2744.

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