Connect a Parrot Mambo Minidrone to a Windows System Using Bluetooth

Note

To connect a Parrot® minidrone, you must have an adapter that uses CSR Bluetooth® stack. For example, use CSR 4.0 or Cinolink Bluetooth 4.0 USB Dongle adapters. These adapters must also support Personal Area Networking (GN) for connection to Parrot Rolling Spider or Personal Area Networking (NAP) for connection to Parrot Mambo.

The in-built Bluetooth module of your Windows® system is not supported. After connecting the adapter, you need to install the Bluetooth driver for the Bluetooth adapter (refer this link to download the driver).

The configuration instructions and screen shots included are for Cinolink Bluetooth 4.0 USB adapter on Windows 10. Similar configuration steps are applicable for Bluetooth adapters from other manufacturers on Windows 7 and Windows 8.

To connect the Parrot Mambo minidrone to your Microsoft® Windows computer using Bluetooth, follow these instructions.

Prerequisites

  1. Switch on the Parrot Mambo. The On/Off button is located under the minidrone, near the vertical camera. Wait until both LEDs are green and blinking before proceeding to the next step.

  2. Insert your Bluetooth 4.0 adapter into a USB port on your computer. To find out if your adapter is Bluetooth Low Energy 4.0 compatible, see Finding the LMP Version of Bluetooth Adapter on Your Windows System.

  3. Install the correct Bluetooth driver for your adapter (refer this link to download the driver). After installing the driver, restart the computer.

  4. Turn on the Bluetooth support on your computer. To turn on the Bluetooth support, perform these steps:

    1. In the notification area on your taskbar, right-click the Bluetooth icon.

    2. Select Turn Bluetooth Radio On from the menu.

Add a Parrot Mambo Minidrone to a Windows System

Before you begin, complete the steps mentioned in the Prerequisites section.

Note

During the entire process of connecting the minidrone to your computer, ensure that:

  1. The Parrot Mambo minidrone is switched on and the battery is charged.

  2. Both the LEDs on the minidrone are green and blinking.

To add a minidrone:

  1. Open Windows Explorer and select This PC/ My Computer.

  2. In the Devices and drives/ Other Devices section, double-click My Bluetooth Devices.

  3. In the top-left corner, click Add Device and select All from the menu.

    Your computer searches for all the Bluetooth-enabled devices in its range. Wait a few seconds for the Parrot Mambo minidrone to appear in the list under the Others category.

    The name of the minidrone appears as one of these:

    • Mambo_XXXXXX, where each X is a number.

    • the media access control (MAC) address of the minidrone (for example, a0:14:3d:3e:20:6f).

    You need to identify the Parrot Mambo minidrone that appears in the list with the correct icon, . If a device with this icon does not appear after a few seconds, wait for the scan to be completed, and then click Search Again to scan for the Bluetooth-enabled devices again.

    Another icon with the title Mambo_XXXXXX may appear in the scan result. DO NOT click on this icon.

    Click Search Again until the correct icon appears. Click Search Again multiple times for the correct icon to appear.

    If your minidrone is still not available in the list of devices, see Minidrone Not Found in Bluetooth Scan Result.

  4. Select the Parrot Mambo minidrone (which appears with the correct icon), and click Next.

  5. The minidrone is now connected and ready for use. Click Finish.

    If the connection is unsuccessful, see Bluetooth Connection Fails.

  6. After a successful connection, the Parrot Mambo minidrone appears in the This PC/ My Computer > My Bluetooth Devices.

Set Up a Bluetooth NAP Connection for Parrot Mambo

Before you begin:

  1. Complete the steps in the Prerequisites section.

  2. Make sure that the minidrone is connected to your computer, as described in the Add a Parrot Mambo Minidrone to a Windows System section, and the minidrone appears in the This PC/ My Computer > My Bluetooth Devices.

Note

During the entire process, ensure that:

  1. The Parrot Mambo minidrone is switched on and the battery is charged.

  2. Both the LEDs on the minidrone are green and blinking.

To set up a NAP connection:

  1. Browse to This PC/ My Computer > My Bluetooth Devices.

  2. Right-click the connected Parrot Mambo minidrone, and select Open Services from the menu.

    If the Open Services option is not available, ensure that a correct Bluetooth Personal Area Network driver is installed on your computer.

  3. Right-click Personal Area Networking (NAP) and select Connect.

  4. A "PAN connection established" message appears after a successful connection.

    If the NAP connection is unsuccessful, see Personal Area Networking (PAN) Connection Fails.