@Dave Does this look like a keys issue? everything just seems very very fast? and the red flashing at 20 seconds seems really fast, then it looks like it tries to restart, reconnects to the wifi instantly and then connect to the cloud in half a second then bad keys (red/yellow) and maybe another hyper speed SOS?
after the spark had been sitting for 30 minutes or more it all out of sudden started breathing cyan, and I could upload a “hello world” sketch to it, blinking an LED on 1 sec interval and it did reconnect after the upload, but when I uploaded again, after changing the interval it would not connect back again, so I tried what kennethlimcp suggested but with no luck (well what kennethlimcp suggested did all work, performing the patch and flashing with tinker but still the spark is just blinking green, and one breath of cyan once in a while)
Hmm, yeah this would indicate a lot of trouble keeping a connection open, I would make sure the core has the right cc3000 patch, is running the latest firmware, and that you have a good antenna connected / the core isn’t wet, etc.
I’ve also seen firmware updates to the wireless access point help sometimes, in case you have any updates pending for your WiFi router.
not sure what the problem was but I reseted my router to factory settings, then cahnged the PW and SSID on the router back to what it was and now it all works!!
you can mark this as solved!! thank you guys