(Solved) Error: Unknown board ID 'adafruit_feather_esp32s3'


Just picked up a couple Adafruit ESP32-S3 Feather with 4MB Flash 2MB PSRAM boards.

I’m using VSCode and PlatformIO on Windows. Everything is the latest version, AFAIK.

When I create a new project, it knows of this board but when I hit the Finish button, it complains:

Could not initialize project

PIO Core Call Error: “Resolving adafruit_feather_esp32s3 dependencies…\r\n\n\nError: Unknown board ID ‘adafruit_feather_esp32s3’”

I’ve tried the 0MB PSRAM board, just to see it it was happier, and get a similar error. I also tried the Feather S2 and it was happy with that but detected that the board was an S3 and would not let me upload.

Not sure how to debug this… Any tips?

edit: “pio pkg update” seems to have done the trick! :smiley:

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