#Hololens – Windows 10, Xbox One Controller, Bluetooth and some lessons learned

Hello!

Since version Windows 10 Anniversary Edition, we can to connect a XBox One controller wireless to a computer to use it. I’m not a gamer, so the couple of times I have used it it always had been for very useful scenarios. For example: Control a Usb missile launcher with a XBox One controller (link)

And what better than a video showing this.

 

Now comes the time when I need to connect a controller wirelessly. So, I did the steps suggested by common sense. First, go to Settings and search for “Connect wireless Xbox One controller

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In the Bluetooth section, add my device.

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But nothing… I had the controller in “discovery” mode, but I found no way to connect it. I thought maybe I needed an update, so I went back to the old school steps. I connected the controller with a USB cable and installed the app “XBox Accessories”.

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Then check if the device needed a Firmware upgrade. In this case, the device is the up to date.

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I went back to try to connect the device via BlueTooth and nothing. The problem began to get interesting. I start to browse and see what you could be going.

After awhile to navigate and read, I went back to the home page of connection and problems with the controls of the XBox (link). In it, appears in very clear there are 2 models of the XBox controllers, the “new ones” and “old ones”. As logic dictates, the old ones do not support the wireless connection, and the new ones Yes.

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As you can see in the video of the rocket launcher, I have a couple of “old” controllers. Lucky me, when a few months ago I bought the XBox One S, it brought me a “new” command. So I made the change to Valentino (my son) and I could now go ahead.

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Now the important part, connect the XBox controller to Hololens. This is quite simple, just have to go to Settings, Bluetooth, add device.

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In the list of devices we’ll see XBox control. We pressed the button Pair.

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And few seconds later we will have connected to our Hololens command.

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From here I can already return to write about Unity 3D and Hololens with XBox Controller!

Greetings @ Toronto

El Bruno

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