I'm interested in tinkering with the micropython filesystem and/or firmware in the SPIKE Prime hub and was wondering:

  1. How to dump the micropython filesystem from the SPIKE Prime hub?
  2. Is there an online resource somewhere to download old micropython filesystems for the SPIKE Prime hub?

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Using rshell I've managed dump the micropython filesystem of my hub after updating it to v1.0.03.0034-c3879ab.

connect serial /dev/ttyACM0 115200
rsync -a /pyboard ~/spikefw

Note: These commands are for linux.

(I also managed to partially dump the initial version on the hub v0.5.01.0000-42a938e, but ran into issues with binary files as I was using ampy at the time.)

I've not found any online resources for the micropython filesystem or the firmware of the SPIKE Prime hub.

Interestingly it seems the the initial version I have v0.5.01.0000-42a938e is comprised of the micropython source code (*.py files) whereas the updated version v1.0.03.0034-c3879ab only contains pre-compiled micropython bytecode (*.mpy)

The license file included with the micropython code, and the headers in the files, state that the code is licensed under the MIT license, so I've uploaded it to my github please feel free to PR more versions.

  • This is great! Thanks for sharing. It's nice that the firmware is MIT licensed.
    – jncraton
    Commented Jul 3, 2020 at 20:52
  • No problem! Like I say if anyone else manages to dump their SPIKE Prime filesystem I'm happy to accept PRs into the project to compile more comprehensive history.
    – gpdaniels
    Commented Jul 3, 2020 at 20:53

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