AdafruitIO: WipperSnapper Onboarding and Design Refresh #adafruitio
The Adafruit IO team has a new update over on the IO Blog. It details a shiny new “getting started” experience for WipperSnapper that’s tailored to first-time IoT users, as well as a glittering trove of design updates.
Here’s some details about how the onboarding process can help new users, from the post:
plugging the board in with an appropriate cable
downloading the latest, stable firmware version, built custom to your board
a helpful reset timing animation for reliably entering bootloader mode
setting up your secrets file (AIO Key embedded automatically!)
understanding the pattern of blinking lights during firmware boot
A bunch of menus, pages, and buttons had their designs refreshed as well, and this is just the beginning. Adafruit IO is getting a lot of love this year, stay tuned!
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