The company recently announced they were now shipping the kits pre-ordered earlier this year, and released two IoT development tools based on Node-RED and Visual Studio Code. Particle contacted me as well as to find out whether I was interested in reviewing their latest WiFi / Bluetooth / Mesh kit, and I’ve just received the bundle, which comes with a bunch of items, so I decided to write an unboxing post first to have a first look at the hardware, before playing with it in one or two weeks.
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The key files needed are in ports/nrf/boards and ports/nrf/boards/devices.h. Of the latter I am not sure everything is quite right, but a 4MB usb flash mounts and works as expected, it seems.
To get going, use a Segger to install Adafruit’s bootloader, clone https://github.com/bboser/iotpython, run make V=1 BOARD=particle_mesh SD=s140 in ports/nrf, press the reset button twice in rapid succession, copy firmware.uf2 to the disk. And you should be ready to go!
Report fixes, PRs, and issues (preferably with solutions -:) at the repo. Thanks and enjoy!