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It doesn’t work out-of-the-box. In the /home/pi/RetroPie-Setup/retropie_setup.sh script, you have to tell it to install the PS3 controller driver. The “Pair PS3 Controller” script though, always seems to fail. Floob made a good video about it.

I also went through this and was able to get it working my own way.

After running the “Install PS3 controller driver” script, do the following:

1.) Make sure the PS3 controller is still plugged in. The lights should all be flashing.

2.) Run the sixpair utility
sudo /opt/retropie/supplementary/ps3controller/sixpair
This should Make sure the controller (second MAC address) is paired to the MAC address of the Bluetooth dongle (first MAC address)

3.) Add the sixad daemon to the startup sequence
sudo sixad --boot-yes

4.) Unplug the controller, then reboot the system. When the system is back online, Turn on the PS3 controller using the PS button and it should pair up.