I’m getting some weird results from my multimeter. Basically, I’ve cut the red wire on a USB cable and attached a multimeter in series of the red wire (+5v)
When I plug it in, I see the Spark go up to about 180mA (about right because I have a music shield and RFID shield attached). It starts running my setup() code. I can tell because I have it play a test beep through the music shield. Then, around when I call Spark.connect(), the solid cyan turns into a breathing yellow. It doesn’t seem to get to the flashing green stage.
So I tried changing from my powered USB port to my computer USB so I could connect a serial connection to see what’s happening. Connected to my computer USB, it beeps from setup(), then the solid cyan turns into a dim solid red. Almost pink because it’s flashing so fast.
Of course, when I just connect the two leads without the multimeter, everything is perfect.
The multimeter is an ex330 on the mA setting.