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FlashStorage_SAMD to support SAMD51 besides SAMD21 boards

FlashStorage_SAMD library for Arduino

Initial Version v1.0.0

  1. Add support to SAMD51 family such as Adafruit Itsy-Bitsy M4, etc. in addition to some SAMD21 boards (Arduino Zero, MKR1000, Nano-33 IoT) currently supported by the original FlashStorage library

Library is based on and modified from:

  1. Cristian Maglie’s FlashStorage

The FlashStorage library aims to provide a convenient way to store and retrieve
user’s data using the non-volatile flash memory of microcontrollers.

The flash memory, due to his properties, is generally used to store the firmware
code, but it can also be used to store user data.

Supported hardware

Currently, ATSAMD21 and ATSAMD51 are supported (and consequently every board based on
this cpu like the Arduino Zero, Arduino MKR1000, Nano-33 IoT, Adafruit Itsy-Bitsy M4, Metro M4, etc).

Sample Code

This is the code of StoreNameAndSurname

#include <FlashStorage_SAMD.h>

// Create a structure that is big enough to contain a name
// and a surname. The "valid" variable is set to "true" once
// the structure is filled with actual data for the first time.
typedef struct
{
  boolean valid;
  char name[100];
  char surname[100];
} Person;

// Reserve a portion of flash memory to store a "Person" and
// call it "my_flash_store".
FlashStorage(my_flash_store, Person);

// Note: the area of flash memory reserved lost every time
// the sketch is uploaded on the board.

void setup()
{
  SERIAL_PORT_MONITOR.begin(9600);
  while (!SERIAL_PORT_MONITOR);

  // Create a "Person" variable and call it "owner"
  Person owner;

  // Read the content of "my_flash_store" into the "owner" variable
  owner = my_flash_store.read();

  // If this is the first run the "valid" value should be "false"...
  if (owner.valid == false)
  {
    // ...in this case we ask for user data.
    SERIAL_PORT_MONITOR.setTimeout(30000);
    SERIAL_PORT_MONITOR.println("Insert your name:");
    String name = SERIAL_PORT_MONITOR.readStringUntil('\n');
    SERIAL_PORT_MONITOR.println("Insert your surname:");
    String surname = SERIAL_PORT_MONITOR.readStringUntil('\n');

    // Fill the "owner" structure with the data entered by the user...
    name.toCharArray(owner.name, 100);
    surname.toCharArray(owner.surname, 100);
    // set "valid" to true, so the next time we know that we
    // have valid data inside
    owner.valid = true;

    // ...and finally save everything into "my_flash_store"
    my_flash_store.write(owner);

    // Print a confirmation of the data inserted.
    SERIAL_PORT_MONITOR.println();
    SERIAL_PORT_MONITOR.print("Your name: ");
    SERIAL_PORT_MONITOR.println(owner.name);
    SERIAL_PORT_MONITOR.print("and your surname: ");
    SERIAL_PORT_MONITOR.println(owner.surname);
    SERIAL_PORT_MONITOR.println("have been saved. Thank you!");

  }
  else
  {
    // Say hello to the returning user!
    SERIAL_PORT_MONITOR.println();
    SERIAL_PORT_MONITOR.print("Hi ");
    SERIAL_PORT_MONITOR.print(owner.name);
    SERIAL_PORT_MONITOR.print(" ");
    SERIAL_PORT_MONITOR.print(owner.surname);
    SERIAL_PORT_MONITOR.println(", nice to see you again :-)");
  }
}

void loop()
{
  // Do nothing...
}
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