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Adafruit Circuit Playground Bluefruit

I am having trouble setting up my Adafruit Circuit Playground Bluefruit for the first time.
I am very new to all this, so please excuse me if I don’t use the right terminology etc.
I have been trying to follow tutorials on both your site and Adafruit.
I have my Bluefruit connected to my Mac and it is recognised and appears as a drive when I double click the reset button.
So, in Arduino IDE I updated the library and have selected the board but for the port it doesn’t come up as COM. All I see under Port is /dev/cu.bluetooth-incoming-port and /dev/cu.usbmodem14101

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Hi Samantha
I would think if you are connecting your computer vis bluetooth you would select

And if connecting vis USB cable you would select

Cheers Bob

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Ok thanks… I wondered about that, so I tried selecting /dev/cu.usbmodem
Then I tried to do a ‘blink’ example as a test and it had errors:

avrdude: butterfly_recv(): programmer is not responding
avrdude: butterfly_recv(): programmer is not responding
avrdude: butterfly_recv(): programmer is not responding
avrdude: butterfly_recv(): programmer is not responding
avrdude: butterfly_recv(): programmer is not responding
Found programmer: Id = “”; type =
Software Version = .; Hardware Version = .
avrdude: butterfly_recv(): programmer is not responding
avrdude: butterfly_recv(): programmer is not responding
avrdude: error: buffered memory access not supported. Maybe it isn’t
a butterfly/AVR109 but a AVR910 device?
avrdude: initialization failed, rc=-1
Double check connections and try again, or use -F to override
this check.

avrdude: butterfly_recv(): programmer is not responding
avrdude: error: programmer did not respond to command: leave prog mode
avrdude: butterfly_recv(): programmer is not responding
avrdude: error: programmer did not respond to command: exit bootloader
avrdude: error: programmer did not respond to command: exit bootloader’

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Hi Samantha,

Welcome to the forum. Thanks for posting!

Have you been able to upload any scripts to the Adafruit Circuit Playground Bluefruit that you’ve recieved via a COM port by using the onboard microUSB connection?

Just looking to make sure that there aren’t any issues with the firmware that’s flashed to your board before diagnosing potential issues with the bluetooth connection for you.

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