I received my Bare Bones devkit. It didn’t come with the nice little magnetic “custom jig for quick and easy programming” like shown in the quick start videos and described on the product page.
The Pin 1 arrow on the pogo board doesn’t match up with the Pin 1 arrow in the Blink if approached from the battery side of the Blink. So I assumed that I had to go in from the top like in the videos to get the pins lined up. I had to cut the stuff off of the top of the Blink that came with the kit to get to it (it didn’t just peel off). But the programmer couldn’t find the Blink during upload. I tried every variant that I could think of.
In frustration I finally pulled the battery, turned the programmer to “Power Target” mode and stuck the pogo pins against the battery side of the board (knowing they didn’t line up right)… and it worked!
It would have been nice to have some video or documentation that described exactly (including quirks) what I should have seen… I didn’t even know if the Blink should have been flashing lights while programming. I assumed so, but nothing showed or described that. No description of what success or failure modes will be seen. I read through all of the support threads. But that was marginal help. Hopefully someone is collecting this so that this deficiency can be fixed.
(On a separate note, if you read through all of the documentation and all of the online stuff, names change and not one of them matched exactly what I saw in the Arduino IDE setup).
Of course, now I have a Blink that doesn’t have a top and no nice little magnetic jig. But I’ll get by. Now I can get to the important stuff.