I’m one of the original backers on Kickstarter and very happy to see the progress since and building of a great company and community.
I’ve decided to use some of my bottom drawer stuff for few tinkering projects, so I’ve recently tried to revive my 2 original Spark Cores.
I’ve contacted support, but they’ve been unable to help me, stating that the products are now discontinued and no support offered. One one hand, I understand, those were more or less prototypes. On the other hand, I don’t feel it’s right to just discard them now as junk, while they might still be perfectly suitable for basic projects.
So, here’s the original question, perhaps someone had similar experience and has ideas how to help:
I have problems with 2 of my old Core devices. They’ve been offline for quite a few years now, previously working without issues. I’ve tried to use them in the project now, but none of them would connect to WiFi and/or Cloud, they just keep blinking fast green. I appreciate they’re quite old now, but I was hoping there might be a solution available.
I have tried everything, including CLI:
particle update(did correctly and then advised no newer version available)
particle flash --usb tinker(OK)
particle keys server(OK)
particle keys doctor(OK)
particle device doctor(does all correctly - CC3000, firmware and Tinker + setup)
particle identifyreturns FW version 0.6.2
particle serial identifyreturns FW version 0.7.0
I’ve also looked into manual device flash, but none of the methods (OTA, YModem or DFU) have worked.
The device correctly finds available WiFi network during setup, everything is entered correctly (I’m using 2.4GHz b/g/n, WPA2, AES - all same as before), but it apparently doesn’t connect. I’ve tried both DHCP and Manual. The device is connected by supplied USB cable that works correctly to a Win10 machine via USB 2.0, I’ve tried the same as well just connected to the power source, no change.