I am getting started with ESPHome bluetooth proxy.
I purchased three M5 Stack Atom Lite devices, and I was able to get two of them working as bluetooth proxies using the web installer. Furthermore, they detected my Apple Tags. Neat!
So I unplugged them from my computer and plugged them into wall outlets where I expect to use them. Now ESPHome says they are “offline”. I tried reinstalling the bluetooth proxy software from the web installer and it came online again in ESPHome. Then it went offline again.
I wondered if it was faulty hardware, so I grabbed an generic ESP32 dev board and installed bluetooth proxy on it. It came alive in ESPHome, so I unplugged it from the computer and plugged it into a wall socket. This board actually has an LED for power, so I know it’s getting power, but it also says offline in ESPHome.
I’m not sure if I’m doing something wrong. I do have other ESPHome devices, so I’m not completely unfamiliar with it.