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Circuitpython without USB storage device -- is possible?
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Circuitpython without USB storage device -- is possible?

by cheekrw on Mon Jan 11, 2021 9:40 pm

For security reasons my computer does not allow writing to a USB mass storage device. Am I out of luck for circuitpython? Maybe I need to learn about alternate bootloaders? Or maybe there's a secret dance I can do with the current UF2 bootloader?

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Re: Circuitpython without USB storage device -- is possible?

by DanGR on Mon Jan 11, 2021 11:18 pm

Here is a way with an iphone or ipad.
https://learn.adafruit.com/use-circuitp ... phone-ipad

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Re: Circuitpython without USB storage device -- is possible?

by tannewt on Tue Jan 12, 2021 12:37 pm

The UF2 bootloader works with `bossac` like classic Arduino. It works over serial.

We don't have any official way to load files to CircuitPython without mass storage but a tool like rshell for MicroPython may work with CircuitPython. We are considering adding file access over BLE. Would that work for you?

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Re: Circuitpython without USB storage device -- is possible?

by cheekrw on Tue Jan 12, 2021 2:19 pm

Thanks for the response.

I have a BLE board around here somewhere. I think that should work. I'll try and report back here. I mean, it will be Arduino IDE but that should say whether BLE is a path here.

I'll also keep poking at other ways to do this without mass storage.

Regards

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