When I try to update the BlinkyTape with the ColorSwirl it fails because it sees a bunch of garbage characters in the port name. I only see that in the Arduino app, not in Windows anway. This is the failure when uploading to the BlinkyTape.
"avrdude: ser_open(): can't open device "\\.\COM10ÚÙÿÿÿÿÿ?ñ": The system cannot find the file specified."
Any suggestions? I'm looking on Arduino.cc too, and I'll post back if I learn something of use to all.