Hi, I’m wondering why the guys chose to use the ARM 32 chip on the Spark Core instead of the Amtel chips that all the Arduino boards use?
I guess from a beginners point of view when they said the Spark Core was Arduino compatible I thought that I could easily use their chip with my current Arduino sketches I have without any major changes. But it looks like alot of things need tweaked to get alot of Arduino libraries working on the Spark Core.
I have a lot of Adafruit libraries for breakout sensors that will probably not work with the ARM 32 processor without some changes to the library which is usually beyond my skill set at this stage of the game.
The WiFi not consistently staying connected to a reliable wifi network is very frustrating to say the least. I’m amazed that so much time and effort has gone into the overall look and feel of the Spark Core design, marketing, and packaging yet the product has many bugs and does not work for most people right out of the box.
I guess I’m cool with waiting a few months for everybody to figure all this out hopefully so I will have something more than a pretty flashing LED light here.
I’m going to order up a Adafruit CC3000 breakout to use with my Arduino Micro for now and follow their working tutorials to get a glimpse of what its like to have a working web connected prototype.
Spark Core is cool, but its not ready to sell as a reliable working solution now, but I’m sure it will be soon enough and I look forward to the day. I love everything about it other than the part about it not being able to hold a reliable wifi connection.