OK now that you have Arduino IDE set up, drivers installed if necessary and you've practiced uploading code, you can start installing all the Libraries we'll be using to program it.
There's a lot of libraries!
And install the following libraries:
This will let you light up the status LED on the back
If using an older (pre-1.8.10) Arduino IDE, locate and install Adafruit_BusIO (newer versions do this automatically when installing Adafruit_GFX).
Will talk to the ESP32 WiFi co-processor to connect to the internet! We're using a variant of the Arduino WiFiNINA library, which is amazing and written by the Arduino team! The official WiFi101 library won't work because it doesn't support the ability to change the pins.
So! We made a fork that you can install. For more installation information see Arduino IO Library.
To compile and run the PixelDust demo, you will need this library. This library calculates where the particles should be.