Used it for 30 minutes last night, hasn't turned on since.
Some web searches suggest reflashing it might fix the issue (it's a known problem) but that will have to wait for when I'm home as github is blocked by my employer and I need some tools from there to move the image over.
At least I was able to download the image off of archive . org.
Also: I'm learning, which is what I wanted out of this purchase.
... just not what I thought I'd be learning.
Flash finished "successfully" but problem persists. I know the screen works because it shows the logo if I leave the chip connected while flashing.
Learning has slowed to a crawl and forum posts on the subject end in dead ends - even more recent ones.
I am becoming discouraged.
Apparently flashing requires USB 2, and doesn't work well over USB 3.
Guess whose Linux computer only has USB 3 and C?
I also have a Rasp Pi that I've read has shaky results, but "sometimes" is better than "nope." I'll have to remember to bring it home from school today to give it a try.