Connecting on Windows
We get it. You re a gamer. Or thing you don’t have time to debug Linux drivers or don’t have the money for a Mac.
We assume you’re running a modern version of Windows.
Download PuTTY from https://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/latest.html
Connecting to your badge on Windows
Configure the PuTTY menu as follows:
- Under Connection type, select Serial.
- In the Serial line field, enter the COM# for your board, such as COM7.
- Note: If you did not identify your COM# when setting up your board, navigate to the Device Manager and check for an entry called USB Serial Port
- In the Speed field, type 115200
- Click Open.
When you see a blank screen, press the Enter key twice. A welcoming prompt should be displayed.
? and get going in the awesome experience. Type in
a and verify the symbols you see match the symbols you see on the badge. If you get question marks in blocks, weird symbols etc, your locale is not set right.