I’ve come across a weird situation when using my mote:
I wanted to do some testing with it today to see if it could light a whole room (answer: very nearly), and to get the motes to go to full retina-searing mode I plugged in an external microUSB power supply, which in this case was the Raspberry Pi Official one I have on my desk.
If I plug the power in when the mote sticks are turned on, they go from full white (255/255/255) to a more orangey shade, and flash a couple of times really quickly before the mote restarts and I get the whole rainbow flash thing again.
If I plug the PSU in before running my code, I get a python error
SerialTimeoutException: Write timeout.
Mote works just fine if I plug it in to another PSU, and AFAIK the pi power supply works fine too (with a pi).