I was able to connect to it using CoolTerm, followed the instructions, and it is pulsing cyan.
I logged in and claimed the core manually, however I get an ‘Error: No Cores associated with your account.’ notification in the IDE window, even though the core shows associated in that same view.
Force refreshing the page seemed to allow me to work with it, but now it just freaks out flashing magenta for 30 seconds, then green, then cyan or blue, then finally it will pulse cyan and run the blink sketch.
The amount of time it takes to upload a sketch is no bueno. Maybe Spark Dev will be quicker…
Paste the sketch into Spark Dev, compile: App code was invalid.
Click the ‘App code was invalid’ error for more info: There were no compile errors.
Although, it would seem that Spark Dev uses the same method of ‘compiling in the cloud’, so I suppose it’s no faster.
I was so excited when it came in the mail today, and now I’m just disappointed. I bet it’s great when it works, but this is just not a usable part. Whether it is my particular setup or not, my experience has been phenomenally poor and I can’t imagine feeling compelled to give a future Spark product a second look.